Tuesday, July 2, 2013

'Beyond Belief' at the CJM

It's free Tuesday and I am on my way for a 2nd look at the show. I found it very impressive, thoughtful and well mounted. It may require more careful viewing than most museum goers give to art but that's a good thing. Art of this caliber is far more than just wall decoration.

Shahzia Sikander. Sinxay: Narrative as Dissolution #2, 2008
Ink and gouache on prepared paper. 89 1/2 in. x 59 1/4 in. (227.33 cm x 150.5 cm) Accessions Committee Fund purchase 2009.195

This exhibition delves into the spiritual dimensions of the artworks on view. Even Albert Einstein once hailed the impulse to move beyond reason: ―"The deepest and most sublime feeling of which we are capable is the experience of the mystical. . . . If a person has lost the capacity to experience this sensation, the capacity for wonderment and reverence, then his soul is already dead."


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