Renowned Crocker Art Museum (CAM) in Sacramento (California, USA) is exhibiting various Hindu deities in its current “Celestial Realms: The Art of Nepal” exhibition, which will continue till February 10.
Its 44 works reportedly include bronze-stone-wood sculptures, paintings, ritual objects, tribal pieces and masks; dating as far back as eighth century; and display among others images of Parvati, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Siddhilakshmi, Bhairava; and a four-faced Shivalinga.
Applauding CAM for organizing Hinduism focused exhibition, distinguished 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 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.
Founded in 1885 as the first public art museum of Western USA and now a leading art museum of California, the collections of CAM include Californian, European, Asian, African and Oceanic artworks; early master drawings and international ceramics. Steve Mills is President of its Board of Directors, Lial A. Jones is the CEO, while Nancy Tingley is the curator of “Celestial Realms” exhibition.