Jain Expressions of the Perfected BodyArt Exhibitions
The human body is central to artistic expression on the Indian subcontinent. Through the body, artists express fundamental beliefs about the nature of being, social ideals, gender roles and hierarchies of power, both earthly and divine. Join Debra Diamond, Curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, who places Jain aesthetic expressions of the Jinas and other perfected beings in the broader context of artistic expressions of enlightened and divine bodies across the courtly and religious artistic traditions of India. Free and open to the public.