Nashville Tennessee Frist Center organizes travelling exhibition on Vishnu

Frist Center for the Visual Arts of Nashville (Tennessee, USA) is
organizing travelling exhibition on Vishnu.

Applauding Frist Center for focusing a travelling exhibition on Lord
Vishnu, 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. Zed commended Frist Center for providing an
opportunity to the world to further explore Hinduism and its concepts.

Titled “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior”, it will open in
February next and shall present about 120 paintings and sculptures
made in India going as far back as fourth century CE. According to
Center, this exhibition will serve as a brief survey of Hindu art
styles as well as an examination of the Vaishnava tradition. The first
section of the exhibition will introduce Vishnu in his primary form
with subsections dedicated to his attributes, legends, etc. The second
section will examine his avatars (incarnations), as a group and then
individually, with substantial subsections dedicated to Rama and
Krishna. The third section will show some of the ways that Vishnu has
been worshipped, with images of temples and ritual objects.

This exhibition, arranged by Dr. Joan Cummins, Asian Art Curator at
the Brooklyn Museum (New York, USA), will be accompanied by a fully
illustrated catalogue with essays and object entries by Cummins and
other distinguished scholars in the areas of religious studies and
anthropology. Starting at Frist Center from February 25 to May 29 next
year, it will move to Brooklyn Museum from June 24 to September 28.
Workshops will be organized regarding this exhibition on March nine
and 12.

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.

The Frist Center, whose vision is “to inspire people through art”, has
hosted a spectacular array of art from the region, the country, and
around the world. William R. Frist is Chairman of Board of Trustees.
Vishnu is “preserver” in the Hindu triad with Brahma and Shiva as the
aspect of the Supreme. He had ten incarnations to establish dharma
(divine law).