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US museum opens 1st exhibit on art of yoga

1st exhibit on art of yoga explores 2,000-plus years of visual history at Washington gallery

A view during the press preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. The Smi...
Journalists participate in a press preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 20...
Debra Diamond, exhibition curator and Curator of South and Southeast Asian art, gives a tour during a press preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation...
Debra Diamond, exhibition curator and Curator of South and Southeast Asian art, gives a tour during a press preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation...

Smithsonian Yoga

A view during the press preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. The Smi...

Smithsonian Yoga

Journalists participate in a press preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 20...

Smithsonian Yoga

Debra Diamond, exhibition curator and Curator of South and Southeast Asian art, gives a tour during a press preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation...

Smithsonian Yoga

Debra Diamond, exhibition curator and Curator of South and Southeast Asian art, gives a tour during a press preview of Yoga: The Art of Transformation...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Yoga is moving from the studio mat to a U.S. museum gallery.

The Smithsonian Institution has organized what curators believe is the world's first exhibition about the visual history and art of yoga, looking back at its origins.

The Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery will showcase the exhibit, "Yoga: The Art of Transformation," through January.

Curators brought together intricate Indian sculptures, manuscripts and paintings, as well as posters, illustrations, photographs and films to showcase the history of yoga over 2,000 years.

The exhibit is funded in part by the Smithsonian's first major crowdfunding campaign, which raised $174,000 in six weeks.


Updated : 2021-03-05 10:04 GMT+08:00