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Coming soon! Yoga: The Art of Transformation and crowdfunding campaign

Together we're one.

Crowdfund the world's first exhibition of yogic art.

More than you know.
Yoga is a global phenomenon practiced by millions of people seeking spiritual insight and better health. Few, however, are aware of yoga's dynamic history. Opening this fall at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with your support is Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world's first exhibition of yogic art. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, vibrant manuscripts—as well as early modern photographs, books, and films—reveal yoga's hidden mysteries and illuminate its central tenets and profound meanings over 2,000 years.

We need your help.
A groundbreaking exhibition requires special support, and the Smithsonian needs you! We're launching our first major crowdfunding campaign to bring yoga's incredible past to light though masterworks of Indian art, free public programs, a family festival and a full color exhibition catalogue. Learn more about yoga and the campaign by signing up for our e-newsletter. Or support the exhibition now with a donation to Yoga: the Art of Transformation. Any gift, large or small, makes you a part of yoga history.

Become a yoga messenger.
Share your enthusiasm for Yoga: The Art of Transformation by becoming a Yoga Messenger. Yoga Messengers promote the exhibition and campaign online and in person. We'll provide the basic materials you'll need, and invite you to use your creativity to make a video, post images, and encourage friends to participate. To show our thanks, you'll be our guests at a special gallery event during the exhibition. Email yoga@si.edu and find out more.

Partner with us.
Corporations interested in promoting this premier exhibition and the practice of yoga by matching donations to our crowdfunding campaign are invited to contact Laura Willumsen, at willumsenl@si.edu. Corporate partners affiliated with this campaign will be repeatedly noticed and thanked in the community every time a gift is matched.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Together, we're one.


Launch: May 29

Campaign Ends: July 1

Funding Goal: $125,000

The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.