How did I miss this! Debra Diamond, curator of the “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” exhibit at the Freer-Sackler Gallery, spoke before the Yoga Alliance Conference on “The Business of Yoga” in mid-2013. It took place before the exhibit opened. Debra presented the broad brush strokes of the exhibit ,and the rush of joy and comprehension that came from pulling together the diverse parts of the exhibit and laying out stories that told of the emergence and transformation of yoga. It’s 40 minutes long and has a few slides from the exhibit to illustrate her points. She did a great job of underscoring the messages that they want to transmit. YA has an article on her presentation.
I remind all visitors to this blog that there is only one week left to see the exhibit before it decamps for extended visits to San Francisco and Cleveland, and then never more to be seen. I hope that any self-respecting DC yogi has made time to see the exhibit.
I have to remind all visitors to this sight that there is only one week left to see the exhibit before it decamps for extended visits to San Francisco and Cleveland. I hope that any self-respecting DC yogi has made time to see the exhibit.
Odds and ends
Debra Diamond also made a recent appearance on Reddit, answering questions: January 14. She has a great sense of humor to match her scholarship. She also appeared on the Kojo Nnambi radio show on WAMU in November. PRI did a three-minute news spot in December.
Also kudos to Ashtangi Peg Mulqueen for one of the better blogs about the exhibit.