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New York's famed Rubin Museum to exhibit photos of India-Nepal sadhus

Nevada , Sun, 09 Jan 2011 ANI

Nevada (US), Jan 9 (ANI): Prestigious Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) in New York (USA) will be exhibiting photographs of sadhus of India and Nepal from January 28 to May 30.


Curated by Beck Bloom and titled "Body Language: The Yogis of India and Nepal", it will reportedly display photos of wandering ascetics by Thomas L. Kelly, who is described as photo-activist. "Body Language focuses on the rich symbolism behind sadhus' painted bodies, postures and practices", according to the Museum announcement. Kelly is said to be personally acquainted with most of the sadhus represented in the exhibition. Exhibition provokes questions: 'Who am I?' 'What do I need?' 'What is really important?'", announcement adds.


Applauding Rubin Museum for exhibiting Hinduism focused photographs, well known Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.


Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged major art museums of the world, including Musee du Louvre and Musee d'Orsay of Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Los Angeles Getty Center, Uffizi Gallery of Florence (Italy), Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Modern of London, Prado Museum of Madrid, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, etc., to frequently organize Hindu art focused exhibitions, thus sharing the rich Hindu art heritage with the rest of the world.


RMA in New York is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. It has over 2,000 works of art including Himalayan paintings, sculpture, textiles, ritual objects, and prints, starting from second century, and draws over 100,000 visitors a year. Donald Rubin is the CEO. (ANI)


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