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Bad News: Due to Government Shutdown, So is the Smithsonian ‘Yoga’ Exhibit

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India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, ca. 1800-20 Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 38.5 x 28cm |  Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Given by Mrs. Gerald  Clark, IS.33-2006

India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, ca. 1800-20
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 38.5 x 28cm |
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Given by Mrs. Gerald
Clark, IS.33-2006 

In light of all that’s been affected by the government shutdown, this is hardly the worst thing to complain about. Nevertheless, it’s a real bummer to report that since all of the Smithsonian museums are currently closed due to the shutdown, this means the ”Yoga: The Art of Transformation” exhibit won’t open on Saturday October 19 as planned…UNLESS the folks on capital hill can work things out by then.

We’ve been assured by Allison Peck, the galleries’ Head of Public Affairs and Marketing, that the exhibit will be ready, and they’re still hosting some outside media events, but the public won’t get to view 130 objects from the past 2,000 years of yoga history until the shutdown is over.

The exhibit is supposed to be on view through January 26, 2014. Let’s all cross our fingers and toes that this blasted shutdown doesn’t drag on that long.

For now, go ahead over to the gallery website and admire the pretty pictures in the slideshow.

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  • Here’s hoping the Congress gets their act together and re-opens the gov in time for the exhibit’s Ambassador Party on the 26th… I’m looking forward to it!

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