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200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, Ca 94102
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Yoga: The Art of Transformation
Feb 21–May 25, 2014
According to a 2012 survey by Yoga Journal, over 20 million people in the U.S. practice yoga. While many believe the discipline transforms body and mind, few may know about its fascinating history. Yoga: The Art of Transformation goes beyond poses and delves into how yoga has evolved to become a global phenomenon. 1,000 years of masterpiece sculptures and paintings illuminate the beliefs and practices of various yoga traditions. The exhibition also features pages from the world’s first illustrated manual of asanas (yoga postures). Visit www.asianart.org for details.
Also, don’t miss the museum’s Year of the Horse Celebration on Sunday February 2, 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Enjoy a traditional lion dance which is believed to scare away evil spirits to ensure a bright beginning to the new year, hear storytellers share Lunar New Year stories, create your own work of art and search for zodiac animals on a treasure hunt through the galleries. Free admission, courtesy of Target.
The Hindu deity Vishnu in his cosmic form (Vishvarupa), approx. 1800–1820. India; former kingdom of Jaipur, Rajasthan state. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 15 3/16 x 11 in. Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Given by Mrs. Gerald Clark, IS.33–2006.