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Tate Modern of London urged to hold exhibitions on Hinduism


 Idea is to share Hindu art heritage with rest of the world
10th January 2011: Major art museums of the world, including Tate Modern of London, have been urged to frequently hold exhibitions on Hinduism.
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The call came as prestigious Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) in New York (USA) is all set to exhibit photographs of sadhus of India and Nepal from January 28 to May 30.

According to a media release, Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, has 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, to frequently organize Hindu art focused exhibitions, thus sharing the rich Hindu art heritage with the rest of the world.

Curated by Beck Bloom and titled “Body Language: The Yogis of India and Nepal”, the exhibition at RMA will display photos of wandering ascetics by Thomas L. Kelly, a photo-activist.

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.

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