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Yoga: The Art of Transformation | Our Supporters

Yoga: The Art of Transformation is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Generous support for the exhibition is provided by The Friends of the Freer|Sackler, Whole Foods Market®, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, The Alec Baldwin Foundation, Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon, The Ebrahimi Family Foundation, Nancy and Hart Fessenden, May Liang and James Lintott, Susan and Michael Pillsbury, Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler, Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer, IndiaTourism, the Together We're One crowdfunding campaign, and media sponsor Yoga Journal. Additional funding for the exhibition’s scholarly catalogue is provided by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.

Whole Foods Market

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement.

Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne supports projects in the fields of visual art and music which relate to a larger context, can have long-term effect and promise fruitful results. The Foundation would also like at the same time to promote the understanding of these fields and to contribute to imparting their importance.

India Tourism

India--home to ancient philosophies, a rich tapestry of history, a dynamic performing arts scene, phenomenal food, and a spectacular mix of landscapes--fires the imagination and stirs the soul like no other place on Earth. This extraordinary country, with its billion - plus population and bubbling melting pot of multi-faith customs and festivals, presents travelers with an enigmatic array of unique experiences that will remain etched in their minds long after departing India's shores. The subcontinent's remarkable diversity is what makes it such a rewarding destination to visit.

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal is the trusted source for definitive yoga information and everyday inspiration. We motivate people of all ages and levels of physical ability to improve their health and well-being through the practice of yoga; integrating body, mind and spirit to achieve a balanced, meaningful life. We provide educational, inspirational content for the devoted yoga practitioner that speaks to both beginner and advanced students, and show readers how to put yoga into action in their everyday lives—at home, at work, in relationships.

Additional Supporters

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery gratefully acknowledges a community of generous supporters who helped make Yoga: The Art of Transformation possible:
  • Meena and Liaquat Ahamed
  • Anonymous
  • Quinn and Pari Bradlee
  • Barbara K. Croissant
  • Jeffrey Cunard
  • Marion and Ashok Deshmukh
  • Rama and Arun Deva
  • Jean and Ric Edelman
  • Mrs. Shannon Fairbanks
  • Dr. and Mrs. Scot Fisher
  • Ranjana K. Ghose, Art of Sri Chinmoy
  • Corwith Hamill and Nancy Weiner
  • Shirley Jackewicz Johnston
  • Nizam Peter Kettaneh
  • Gurufateh Kaur Khalsa
  • Hariastuti and Ashok Kaveeshwar
  • Susan Kessler
  • Elbrun and Peter Kimmelman
  • lululemon Logan Circle
  • Manduka
  • Cassandra Marcella Metzger, nilambu yoga
  • Maryam Ovissi and Daryl Pendleton, BelovedYoga
  • Barbara E. Pickl
  • Robert C. Rea
  • Christopher Reynolds
  • Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth X. Robbins
  • Sana Sabbagh
  • Patricia and Henry Tang
  • Annie S. Totah
  • Emily and Antoine van Agtmael
  • Alexandra von Hoffman
  • Jhamandas Watumull Fund
  • Marie-Hélène Weill
  • Annie Mahon, Circle Yoga Coop & DC Community Yoga

"Together We're One"

This digital plaque recognizes the individual philanthropists of the Smithsonian's first major crowdfunding campaign, "Together We're One," who collectively contributed more than $174,000 for Yoga: The Art of Transformation.

The Sackler also gratefully acknowledges our enthusiastic Yoga Messengers and the following promotional partners, who helped make the campaign an overwhelming success: Times Square Alliance, DC Community Yoga, Elan Design, Love Your Body: Northern Virginia Yoga & Wellness Day, Off the Mat Into the World, Razoo Foundation, YogaDork, Virginia Yoga Week, Yoga Alliance, and YogaCity NYC.

Become a yoga messenger.
Share your enthusiasm for Yoga: The Art of Transformation by becoming a Yoga Messenger. Yoga Messengers promote the exhibition online and in person.  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.

Back to Yoga: The Art of Transformation

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.