"Yoga: The Art of Transformation"
at the Sackler Gallery on the National Mall
Saturday, October 19th - Sunday, January 26th, 2014
"Yoga: The Art of Transformation" is now on view at the Sackler Gallery! This exhibit is the world's first to focus on the art of yoga, showcasing more than 130 works of art! Many of these pieces are making their U.S. debut. The exhibit features representations of yoga from the past 2,000 years and explores yoga's philosophies, its goals of transforming the body and consciousness, its importance within religion and society and the surprising roles of yogis in society, from sages to spies. Works range from masterpieces of Indian sculpture, manuscripts and painting to turn-of-the-century magic posters, medical illustrations, photographs and films. "The Art of Transformation" is funded in part by the Smithsonian's first major crowd-funding campaign, which earlier this summer raised more than $174,000 in six weeks! I imagine some of you DC area yogis may have even contributed.