Hunterdon Art Museum (HAM) in Clinton (New Jersey, USA) is showing an exhibition containing several artworks devoted to Hindu deity Siva.
The exhibition, titled “The Consciousness of Infinite Goodness” by Giovanna Cecchetti will run until January four next. One of its paintings is titled “Mahamrityunjaya” (Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a well-known mantra of Hinduism). Cecchetti is quoted as saying that Siva opened a new perspective to absolutely everything.
Applauding HAM 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 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.
HAM also offers yoga classes on its premises; including Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Multi-Level Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, etc.
Founded in 1952, HAM whose tagline is “center for art, craft & design”, is a regional art center. Jorge Blanco and Marjorie Frankel Nathanson are its Trustees President and Executive Director respectively.
In Hinduism, Lord Siva, along with Lord Brahma and Lord Visnu, forms the great triad of Hindu deities. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion in the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.