Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) in Birmingham (Alabama, USA) is presenting various Hindu deities in an exhibition “Faces of India” through October two.
It reportedly includes 23 sculptures in bronze and stone from the second through 18thcenturies, including a 16th century image of Shiva Nataraja, dancing Ganesha, Narasimha, etc. Related events include a yoga program, classical Indian music, lecture on sacred arts and spiritual rituals of India, classical Indian films, dance and music from India, etc.
Applauding BMA for exhibiting Hinduism focused art, 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 other 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.
BMA’s mission offers provision of an “unparalleled cultural and educational experience” and its collection includes over 24,000 pieces of European, Asian, American, African, Native American, and Pre-Columbian art dated from ancient to contemporary. Founded in 1951; Thomas L. Hamby is its Board of Trustees Chairman, Gail C. Andrews is the Director, while Jeannine A. O’Grody is Chief Curator.