Freer + Sackler Galleries  /  Yoga: The Art of Transformation

Through scholarly essays and museum artworks and artifacts, this exhibition catalogue presents the visual history of yoga, from the 2nd to the 21st centuries.

  • Front and back covers show a detail of the Hindu god Vishna Vishvarupa from India depicted in blue.
  • A yellow end sheet opposites the first in a series of ten full-page yogi images that begin the catalogue.
  • Frontispiece with title page features an image of a seated yogi with his face in profile
  • The table of contents is situated on a detail of the landscape Rama Enters the Forest of Sages.
  • The opening spread of an essay shows a front-facing seated yogi.
  • Spread of a yogini holding a sword and shield atop a monkey-like animal and a detail of the face, hands, and upper torso.
  • Catalogue entry for three folios from “Nath Siddhas.” First, a field of gold inlay; second, a seated yogi; and third, the floor is revealed.
  • Double-page spread detail of Battle at Thaneshwar.

Freer + Sackler Galleries   /  Yoga: The Art of Transformation Mobile Application

This prototype is adapted from theYoga: The Art of Transformation exhibition catalogue.

Mobile application capabilities shown include: slideshows, animation, horizontal and vertical scrolling images, pan and zoom images, scrollable text, pull-tab text, and video. The app also presents different content based on the orientation of the mobile device. Essays appear in portrait format while catalogue entries are displayed in landscape mode.

Studio A created the animation from a detail of Jalandharnath at Jalore by Amardas Bhatti, ca. 1805-1810.

Other projects completed for the Freer + Sackler Galleries include:

Cover of The Art of the Qur’an catalogue shows a detail from a folio from a Q’uran, copied by Shams al-Baysunghuri.

The Art of the Qur'an


Cover of The Imperial Image: Paintings from the Mughal Court shows two figures embracing with animals at their feet.

The Imperial Image: Paintings from the Mughal Court


Cover features the Washington Manuscript III The Four Gospels (Codex Washingtonensis) with Saint Mark and Saint Luke.

In The Beginning