The Alameda Free Library will present a talk on “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” an exhibit at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The free presentation is set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at the Main Library and will explore yoga’s goals and its Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sufi manifestations.
The “Yoga” show will be on display at the San Francisco Museum through May 25. The exhibit includes pieces borrowed from 25 museums and private collections in Europe, the U.S. and India from the 2nd to the 20th centuries.
“Images ranging from benevolent deities and gurus to Tantric goddesses and sinister yogis reveal how yoga practices—and perceptions of them—have transformed over time and across communities,” according to the museum. Some highlights are masterpieces of Indian sculpture and painting; pages from the first illustrated book of yoga postures (asanas); and a Thomas Edison film, Hindoo Fakir (1902), the first American movie ever produced about India.