Birmingham Museum in USA exhibiting Hindu deities

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 18th centuries, 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.

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