The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York is set to organize an exhibition titled 'Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama' from December 19, 2015 to June 5, 2016. The exhibition celebrates the dramas commonly staged in southern India during religious festivals.
The Met's exhibition will highlight five rare wooden sculptural masks that represent a largely ignored category of late medieval Indian religious art. The masks depict the protagonists between Vishnu in a man-lion avatar Narasimha and an evil king.
This Lord Vishnu exhibition will surely make for a thought-provoking way to promote dialogue about Hinduism, the world's oldest and third largest religion. It is sure to attract the attentions and interest of the three million or so Hindus residing in the USA.
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