A first-of-its-kind exhibition, Revealing Krishna transports visitors to the dramatic floodplains of southern Cambodia and shows the life story of the sculpture, spanning 1,500 years and three continents. The exhibition unveils the newly restored Krishna alongside related sculptures through an integration of art, technology and experiential design.
Revealing Krishna features two monumental sculpture and four digital galleries, including a full-surround, mixed-reality HoloLens 2 tour that takes visitors through the story of the Cleveland Krishna. . . .
Revealing Krishna is organized by the CMA in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia, the École française d’Extrême-Orient and the Musée national des arts asiatiques–Guimet. The exhibition runs from November 14, 2021, to January 30, 2022, in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall.
This blog post shares what I learned about the Cleveland Museum of Art's Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain exhibition before its opening, and while attending the preview on Friday, November 12, 2021. I was fortunate to be able to tour the exhibition before its opening to the public on November 14, 2021, and I want to encourage everyone to visit before it closes on January 30, 2022. I also included information about the historical Christmas decorations I saw at the Western Reserve Historical Society's Cleveland History Center (@CleStartsHere) while I was in University Circle.
Tweets Before Preview
Fresh new banners for our fall featured exhibitions are up!— clevelandart (@ClevelandArt) October 4, 2021
Embark on a journey along a canal passage to the small twin-peaked mountain of Phnom Da where the Cleveland Krishna was found. #CMAKrishna
Get your tickets today! https://t.co/eKTBlADkKm
This was an excellent read, @steven_litt! Thank you.— Caroline Guscott Shaw (@CarolineHerself) October 11, 2021
@steven_litt, fascinating to read in your article about detective work done by @CMASonya & others at @ClevelandArt.https://t.co/NTk8QYLSnW— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 12, 2021
Interesting to learn about the use of @CWRU’s @CWRUthinkbox scanning & printing technology to solve a mystery. https://t.co/S9fa3feo1d pic.twitter.com/UODTpgip4Q
4 days & counting: installation tweaks, QA testing, final deployments, training, and the amazing @CMASonya oversees final sculpture install. partners @ClevelandArt @domecollective, @mrimark Digital innovation tweaking,software,hardware,training #amazingteam #grateful #cmaKrishna pic.twitter.com/Asih3Wam0E— Jane Alexander (@janecalexander) November 9, 2021
The @ClevelandArt announces ticket availability for “Revealing Krishna’' exhibit | The exhibition will also include an immersive timeline film, narrated by actress Angelina Jolie and Scoville Fellow '97 @UngLoung. https://t.co/FlJxtSUNW2— Scoville Fellowship (@ScovillePF) September 13, 2021
Are you interested in integration of art, technology, and experiential design. Meaningful innovation initiates relationships with artwork. Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain, at @ClevelandArt. Opens November 14. https://t.co/myT7JK0upP #immersive #museums pic.twitter.com/iTpuKh2WW1— Jane Alexander (@janecalexander) November 10, 2021
#100DaysToKrishna -- For one hundred days leading up to the opening of Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain, the Cleveland Museum of Art Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya), shared on Twitter interesting information and events about the exhibition. Here are some of her tweets that I retweeted to share with others:
Wrapped recordings with the stunning @UngLoung @ClevelandArt today! And Bonus: the color we chose for #CMAKrishna’s mount Urbane Bronze is @SherwinWilliams 2021 Color of the Year. Krishna wins again. Day 43 of #100daystoKrishna #FriYAY pic.twitter.com/xddRH2rjx4— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) September 18, 2021
Note that I signed up to attend the December 12, 2021, Visions and Revisions: Behind the Scenes of Revealing Krishna because I learned about the lecture from the following tweet by @CMASonya:
FREE hybrid event 11/17 @ClevelandArt Behind the Scenes of #CMAKrishna— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) October 9, 2021
link to register:https://t.co/3pzxb62GqL
With @mrimark @janecalexander @dale_utt_iii conservator Beth Edelstein, and Ainsley Buckner of @cwru Sears think[box] Day 65 #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/EHYmPpJ29g
A thoughtful, thorough, and incisive account of our work on the #CMAKrishna came out in today's @ThePlainDealer Sunday paper by @steven_litt— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) October 12, 2021
There are lots more photos in the online version:https://t.co/jT6FZ3QnUd…
Day 66 of #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/8pI7i1040B
The 10 sculptures in the upcoming #CMAKrishna exhibition weigh a combined total of c. 6,596 kg (14,511 lbs). Loans must not be requested lightly. With only a bit over 2 weeks to opening, transportation of these masterworks is top of mind. Day 83 #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/DAz0gVWYsn— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) October 28, 2021
Today's #CMAKrishna installation afforded the rare opportunity to see the inside layer of the 8,000-lb Phnom Bathep pedestal. The lower section cracked when it rolled down the mountain in 1944. The top caught ritual waters poured over the statue. Day 91 #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/YytGdlrDJ0— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) November 5, 2021
Shout-out to @ClevelandArt art handlers who moved 7 tons of #Cambodian stone statuary onto pedestals this week.— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) November 6, 2021
Me: "They had elephants in ancient Cambodia to help get these stones to the top of the mountain."
Tony: "Yes. All we have is Arthur."
Day 93 #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/BEOLzW5aQN
Life-size bronze foot, broken with clay core showing, was found at Phnom Bayang, 30 mi SW of #PhnomDa, attests to large-scale statuary in bronze that no longer exists. Polished sandstone color and finish may have been meant to approximate bronze. Day 94 #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/PnVvTdJSQr— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) November 8, 2021
On-staff Cabinet Maker @ClevelandArt, Justin Baker, calculated the arc of the front of #CMAKrishna's upper stele and fabricated the cladding covering the support columns below to have the same gentle arc--basically that of a section of an 8-foot circle. Day 95 #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/2UEbkFnr4d— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) November 9, 2021
Our team developed 4 digital experiences to show where the #CMAKrishna sculpture came from, what happened to it over 15 centuries, what other sculptures it was made to go with, and why they all got broken and dispersed and reassembled the way they did. Day 96 #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/Ws41cVLDsy— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) November 10, 2021
In the final stages of getting ready to open the #CMAKrishna show, getting the lighting just perfect on every sculpture, uploading the final audio file for the Immersive Timeline film with narration by #AngelinaJolie and @UngLoung— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) November 11, 2021
Day 97 of #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/9HnOH5KPxC
Items from #Cambodia are beginning to arrive in our Museum Store! We sourced scarves, bags, jewelry, metalware, and Cambodian bamboo flutes, like those played in the #CMAKrishna exhibition, directly from artisans in villages throughout the country. Day 98 #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/UnafSmArkZ— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) November 12, 2021
Rapture and revelry at the Leadership Circle Preview of #CMAKrishna #RevealingKrishna exhibition at @ClevelandArt tonight! I look forward to welcoming many many friends to the museum to see this special exhibition.— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) November 13, 2021
Day 99 of #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/2vuBXuGUel
The journey to opening day was as complex as the waterways of the Mekong delta. Propelled by friendship and collaboration, guided by conviction in the importance of #CMAKrishna, our team created something wondrous. I invite you to come see. @ClevelandArt Day 100 #100daystoKrishna pic.twitter.com/zy8KbFEPvk— Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) November 13, 2021
Tickets for Behind the Scenes -- December 12, 2021
Hear how curators, conservators, engineers, physicists, materials scientists, and leaders in the field of technology and digital imaging worked together to understand and convey the form, history, and context of the museum’s monumental sandstone sculpture Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan.
Conservator Beth Edelstein and digital prototyping director Ainsley Buckner of Sears think[box] at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) discuss how 3-D modeling and printing of the sculpture were used in the conservation process. Curator Sonya Rhie Mace and digital modeling specialist Dale Utt III share how they worked together using 3-D models to digitally reconstruct the image of the Cleveland Krishna and virtually install it in its original cave sanctuary. Jane Alexander, chief digital information officer, and Mark Griswold, CWRU professor of radiology, detail how digital innovations, including high-resolution holograms, allow visitors to effectively experience the sculpture’s story.
Free, in-person or virtual attendee tickets required.
Beth Edelstein, Objects Conservator, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Ainsley Buckner, Director of Prototyping, Art, and Community Engagement at Sears think[box], Case Western Reserve University
Sonya Rhie Mace, George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Dale Utt III, Digital Artist, Owner, True Edge Archive
Jane Alexander, Chief Digital Information Officer, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Mark Griswold, Faculty Director at the Interactive Commons, The Pavey Family Designated Professor of Innovative Imaging, and Professor of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University
I am so glad I saw Sonya Rhie Mace's (@CMASonya) October 9, 2021 tweet, so I knew to get tickets for my family to attend a behind-the-scenes presentation about the creation of Revealing Krishna. The December 12th panel discussion is free and can be watched either in-person at the museum or live-streamed online.
.@KelleyNotaro, remember when we talked at the @ClevelandArt's "Picturing Motherhood Now" https://t.co/KsG00Uw7oP and I told you how I learned from @CMASonya about a behind-the-scenes talk for #CMAKrishna?— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
I found @CMASonya tweet with the details, and now I have my FREE ticket https://t.co/TEXrPFw0Ib pic.twitter.com/M3uXJ1Tian
Friday, November 12, 2021 - Revealing Krishna Media and Influencer Preview
This Friday! You're Invited to be Among the FIRST to Experience "Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain"
Thank you to Director of Media Relations Kelley Notaro Schreiber (@KelleyNotaro) for inviting me to the preview of Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain exhibition. What follows are my tweets with photos/video from my visit.
Before entering the new Revealing Krishna exhibition, I took a photo in the Museum's Ames Family Atrium of the spider sculptures by Louise Bourgeois, and the Revealing Krishna banner. The spider sculptures are from the Picturing Motherhood Now exhibition, which is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery through March 13, 2022. If you have not yet toured Picturing Motherhood Now, I highly recommend planning to visit it more than once. Learn about the spider sculptures and other artwork I saw while attending the preview of Picturing Motherhood Now in my blog post:
- Blog Date: October 20, 2021 - Cleveland Museum of Art "Picturing Motherhood Now" -- Preconception vs. Actuality
I was talking to a Cleveland Museum of Art guard about how it is nice that now you can walk up close to the spider sculptures as long as you do not touch the sculptures. The guard and I both noticed something new with the spiders since I saw them at the preview. Real spiders have added webs to the spider sculptures, which you can see if you enlarge the photo in my following tweet and look just above the tallest spider.
The mother spider sculpture in @ClevelandArt lobby for “Picturing #MotherhoodNow” has real spider webs on it!https://t.co/Rzo5arIvcn— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
The webs & the fact you can walk right up to the large sculpture is changes since when I was here for the opening.https://t.co/KsG00Uw7oP pic.twitter.com/xMKnd0ln4h
As I entered the Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain exhibition, Director Of Communications and External Relations Caroline Guscott Shaw (@CarolineHerself) told me to be sure to note how technology was being used in the exhibition.
I am at @ClevelandArt for the preview of “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” #CMAKrishna.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
This exhibition opens Sun, 11/14/2021 and goes through Sun, 1/30/2022.
I was just told to check out the creative tech used to show the #art. https://t.co/F6d6TCOXVi pic.twitter.com/oyaz0yWg3K
Digital rendering of “The Story of the Cleveland Krishna.” The mixed-reality tour culminates with a life-size holographic representation of the original cave temple on Phnom Da, where visitors are invited to walk around an artist’s re-creation of the sculpture as it might have stood. . . .
Featuring an immersive, mixed-reality HoloLens tour, the exhibition places the sculpture in the southern Cambodian landscape and sacred space from which it came. . . .
Visitors wearing HoloLens 2 headsets see high-resolution 3-D holographic projections of sculptural pieces accompanied by spatial audio and narration as they experience the myth of Krishna lifting Mount Govardhan and come to understand the sculpture’s history. The tour culminates in a life-size holographic projection of the cave temple on Phnom Da where the Cleveland Krishna appears to have stood. Visitors enter the sanctuary to find an artist’s re-creation of the sculpture showing Krishna supporting the mountain in which he stands.
Digital Process + Collaborators
HoloLens Experience: The Story of the Cleveland Krishna
Visitors are introduced to the world of Phnom Da and immersed in the global story of Cleveland’s Krishna through a mixed-reality experience. The voice of Krishna guides visitors through an augmented-reality landscape that blends photorealistic virtual 3-D models of locations and sculptures with ethereal motifs from the Krishna myth. This tour is guided through each visitor’s Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset, providing surround sound and situating the virtual experience as if users are in the physical environment itself. Visitors follow the journey of Krishna from Cambodia to Europe and Cleveland, concluding with its digital restoration and reinstatement in the original cave temple on Phnom Da. Through participating in the experience, visitors can understand all the factors across time and place that impacted the way Krishna looks today before traveling to the next gallery to see the sculpture itself, on display for the first time since its recent reconstruction.
The HoloLens tour was more powerful than I expected. I have tried HoloLens before, but the way the museum used it to tell the story of the Cleveland Krishna statue was excellent. It was a very effective use of this technology to further the story behind the artwork! To learn more, be sure to see the exhibition's Digital Process + Collaborators web page.
As I left the HoloLens Tour, I was fortunate to see Cleveland Museum of Art Chief Digital Information Officer Jane Alexander (@janecalexander) so that I could congratulate her in person for the incredible use of the technology for this exhibition.
Well done, @ClevelandArt!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
The mixed-reality #HoloLens tour is excellent at telling story of the #Cleveland connection to the Krishna sculpture.
Before entering, I talked to @DanHanson as he video blog about the art and tech.
I congratulated @janecalexander for #CMAKrishna. pic.twitter.com/38TkEUfWED
What did you think of the HoloLens?— Jeff Suntala (@JeffSuntala) November 15, 2021
.@JeffSuntala, I have tried the #HoloLens elsewhere where it felt like just a toy or a gimmick.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 15, 2021
I was very impressed with how @ClevelandArt used it to tell the #CMAKrishna sculptures’ story. I learned the history of both their cultural significance & how they came to #Cleveland https://t.co/h35NNYm23U pic.twitter.com/wSth596qhe
Great to hear. I’m hoping to see an augmented reality app of how League Park looked back in the day. Stand on pitcher’s mound and pan phone around. The digital model work is done, just have to find $$$ and developer to make app happen.— Jeff Suntala (@JeffSuntala) November 15, 2021
One of the coolest parts of the Revealing Krishna Hololens Virtual Reality tour at the Cleveland Museum of Art was having to step into this hologram scene, Very realistic - Wow. #CMAKrishna pic.twitter.com/4dna6OvY1s— Dan Hanson (@DanHanson) November 13, 2021
Amazing technology at the new Cleveland Krishna experience at the Cleveland Museum of Art. What an experience! @ The Cleveland Museum of Art https://t.co/fS5l34nBkO— Dan Hanson (@DanHanson) November 12, 2021
It was great to see Dan Hanson at the preview, and very appropriate that he was at this exhibition that marries technology and cultural relics. He is very active in promoting both technology and Cleveland's cultural diversity on his websites: GreatLakesGeek.Com and ClevelandPeople.Com. He is also on the board of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. (Learn about the.Cleveland Cultural Gardens in my blog post about the Annual One World Day.) I have known him for years from his leadership with the Greater Cleveland PC Users Group. (I was on the GCPCUG board of directors from January 2001 through December 2008, as their treasurer and website designer.)
My longtime friend @sos_jr with Krishna (Stuart's on the left - <g>) at the Cleveland Museum of Art Revealing Krishna - Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain exhibit. #CMAKrishna pic.twitter.com/WD4A5gCfR8— Dan Hanson (@DanHanson) November 13, 2021
Curator Sonya Rhie Mace and digital modeling specialist Dale Utt III share how they worked together using 3-D models to digitally reconstruct the image of the Cleveland Krishna and virtually install it in its original cave sanctuary.
Visitors then travel to the next gallery, where they see the newly restored Krishna sculptures, both from Cleveland and Phnom Penh, on view together for the first time. Accompanying them are three other large-scale early stone sculptures found on or near Phnom Da.
I was so pleased to be able to talk to Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya) when I was in the gallery with the two restored Krishna sculptures. I enjoyed seeing her excitement about the exhibition. I could tell that it brings her great joy to be able to share her work with all visitors to the museum.
I remember first learning of her work in 2016 during a "MIX at CMA" curator tour of Art and Stories from Mughal India, and a year later when I visited the Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar exhibition. My wife and co-blogger, Julie, was fascinated with the ancient wall at the Beyond Angkor exhibition. I still have the 2016 CMA Mughal app on my iPhone, which featured storytelling and pronunciation by Sonya Rhie Mace.
I’m glad I was able to congratulate @CMASonya (who is the @ClevelandArt curator for this exhibition) as I entered the part of the exhibition with the two statues that are the focus of “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” #CMAKrishna.https://t.co/F6d6TCOXVi pic.twitter.com/ylZS8cGmnT— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
All eight gods from Phnom Da are reunited digitally in the next gallery in elegant, interactive projections. Created from a combination of photogrammetry and LiDAR scanning of the sculptures, 3-D models of the eight magnificent images are projected on individual scrims to be seen together at life-size scale as never before.
This gallery shows intimate, never-before-seen views of these ancient sculptures through breathtaking animations of high-resolution 3-D models, projected at life size. The arrangement of the projections mirrors the way visitors to Phnom Da would have experienced the gods, who have not been on view together in more than 1,000 years.
“EXPLORE”— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
Walk up to the interactive exhibit which will then gives more details about the sculptures.
Preview of “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” #CMAKrishna at @ClevelandArt. https://t.co/F6d6TCOXVi pic.twitter.com/KtMkPVw10w
In the final gallery of the exhibition, wrapping across two walls, archival photographs of the eight sculptures interface with historical images, present-day footage, and animated maps to illustrate the importance of open dialogue and mutual sharing of resources in the preservation of cultural heritage.
I watched most of the video wall presentation at the end of the exhibition, but really need to go back and watch it all. Very interesting history.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is pleased to present Provenance, Provenance Café, and Catering by Provenance, a three-pronged dining concept created through an ongoing partnership between the museum, Bon Appétit Management Company, and celebrated chef Douglas Katz. The name “Provenance” is derived from the French provenir, meaning “to come from.” The word refers to the chronology of ownership pertaining to a historical object or work of art. but can also be used when describing the origin of food—particularly food from local sources. Provenance, Provenance Café, and Catering by Provenance marry the concept of locally sourced foods with the lineages of nearly 45,000 objects in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection.
Thank You, Cleveland Museum of Art!
Thank you, @ClevelandArt, for the fun day @InTheCircle for your preview of “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” #CMAKrishna. https://t.co/F6d6TCOXVi— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
It was good to talk to @CMASonya and @janecalexander about the exhibition. I look forward to coming back. pic.twitter.com/Kd08GTyyvv
Western Reserve Historical Society Holiday Decorations
Founded in May 1867, the Western Reserve Historical Society is Cleveland’s oldest existing cultural institution. . . . Cleveland’s extraordinary mixture of cultures and histories, dating from native American to contemporary immigrants continues to be reflected in its landscape and cities, and most importantly in the collections preserved in the Western Reserve Historical Society’s collections and properties.
Since I was already in University Circle, I briefly visited the Western Reserve Historical Society's Cleveland History Center (@CleStartsHere), where my wife and co-blogger, Julie, volunteers as a ride attendant at the restored Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel. She and our son, Kevin F. Smith, are on the Board of Euclid Beach Park Now. (Learn more in my Euclid Beach Park blog posts.)
Julie showed me the historical Cleveland Christmas decorations at the museum, which includes some items from the Euclid Beach Boys (@EuclidBeachBoys) collection. I also learned that Mr. Jingeling will be at the University Circle Holiday CircleFest (learn more by searching for my "CircleFest" blog posts).
While I am @InTheCircle for @ClevelandArt preview of “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain,” I stop briefly to see #Cleveland historic holiday decorations at @CleStartsHere.https://t.co/y4UEHGfCV1— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
Some of these items are from the @EuclidBeachBoys collection. https://t.co/mUoXEFqime pic.twitter.com/RkYx8q9SFC
Hey, @LisaSandsCle, I know you work with the new Mr. Jingeling.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
After my tour of @ClevelandArt’s new exhibition, I stopped at @CleStartsHere and learned that Mr. Jingeling will be at @CleStartsHere for @InTheCircle’s CircleFest. https://t.co/y4UEHGfCV1https://t.co/Lz8fxzFxk6 pic.twitter.com/npRSXkAIFl
Yes he will!— Lisa Sands (@LisaSandsCle) November 12, 2021
.@ClevelandArt helped us see a new reality this afternoon with an early look at its "Revealing Krishnia: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain" exhibit, which opens to the public on Sunday. (quick ) pic.twitter.com/0ayK41XsTU— Cleveland Magazine (@ClevelandMag) November 12, 2021
The exhibit, which runs until Jan. 30, 2022, lets viewers immerse themselves in the epic story of a 1,500-year-old Cambodian masterpiece. pic.twitter.com/OdJ31iYYlH— Cleveland Magazine (@ClevelandMag) November 12, 2021
The experience is magnified through the medium, as it blends art, technology and experiential design in a unique and thoughtful way. pic.twitter.com/NhEDCmM6eG— Cleveland Magazine (@ClevelandMag) November 12, 2021
OPENING TOMORROW: Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain!— clevelandart (@ClevelandArt) November 13, 2021
T-minus 10 hours until you get to experience a fusion of art and technology in an exhibition centuries in the making. #CMAKrishna
Reserve your tickets now! https://t.co/eKTBlADkKm pic.twitter.com/rHa9VXuyMS
I am REALLY looking forward to this!! Thanks for the teaser.— Jeff Suntala (@JeffSuntala) November 15, 2021
Having experienced this #AugmentedReality experience myself, it’s #NotAGame & built to spec #AncientHistory, verified by @ClevelandArt @cwru @mrimark Imagine you can step into “Augmented History” to walk into an ancient temple and have a look around https://t.co/yby69XF61i pic.twitter.com/qKUFL5Li0X— Bill Nottingham (@billnottingham) November 14, 2021
November 14, 2021, opening day!!
OPENING DAY of Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain!— clevelandart (@ClevelandArt) November 14, 2021
Meet the young Hindu god who single-handedly shielded his people from destruction through an integration of art, technology, and experiential design. #CMAKrishna
Tickets: https://t.co/eKTBlADkKm pic.twitter.com/0VOjKpTVdR
What Others Say
I always like to include what others write about an event I attend. Here are a few I saw -- please let me know of others by tagging me on Twitter.
Cleveland Museum of Art announces ticket availability for “Revealing Krishna’' exhibit starts today for members, general public on Sept. 20
Updated: Sep. 07, 2021, 1:20 p.m. | Published: Sep. 07, 2021, 5:00 a.m. By Steven Litt, cleveland.com (@Steven_Litt - @ClevelandDotCom)
A Preview of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s ‘Revealing Krishna’ Exhibition
November 12, 2021 by Emanuel Wallace, Cleveland Scene (@MannyWallace - @ClevelandScene)
Ancient Krishnas are reunited with their body parts
November 12, 2021 by Nancy Kenney, The Art Newspaper
Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain
November 14, 2021 by Dan Hanson, ClevelandPeople.Com (@DanHanson - @ClevelandPeople)
I really enjoyed, and recommend viewing, Dan's YouTube video, which is in his blog post:
A 'Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain' through HoloLens, Holograms, and More at the Cleveland Museum of Art
November 15, 2021 by Microsoft Libraries and Museums Podcast hosted by Emily Kotecki (@EmilyKotecki) and produced by Microsoft's Catherine Devine (@cmdevine).
I highly recommend listening to this podcast before going to the Revealing Krishna exhibition!
- Reconstructing Krishna: Divinity on display in three dimensions
Microsoft In Culture
Please share what others wrote about Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain by retweeting the following:
.@MannyWallace when I finished my tour at @ClevelandArt's #CMAKrishna preview, I was told by @KelleyNotaro that I just missed seeing you.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 15, 2021
It is good, @MannyWallace, to see your photos from the preview on @ClevelandScene today https://t.co/uDBzZqwjMChttps://t.co/mUoXEFqime pic.twitter.com/v2fuRBM6xc
As I drive my son to work, I listened to @EmilyKotecki’s #podcast featuring @CMASonya & @janecalexander talking about 'Journey to #Cambodia's Sacred Mountain' through #HoloLens, #Holograms.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 16, 2021
I recommend listening and then getting #CMAKrishna tickets https://t.co/F6d6TCOXVi https://t.co/LAA7uO2PXj pic.twitter.com/tyRLQF6oXK
@DanHanson, I REALLY like your video tour of @ClevelandArt's #CMAKrishna featuring @CMASonya and with @janecalexander & @mrimark.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 17, 2021
It gives a great overview of why people should go to the exhibition.@DanHanson, it was great seeing you at the preview! https://t.co/h35NNYm23U https://t.co/tfSOQ5Fqkb pic.twitter.com/UdGzyCGtTr
I stopped by @ClevelandArt for a preview of their latest exhibition, Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain. The exhibition opens this Sunday (11/14) and runs through January 30, 2022. #CMAKrishna pic.twitter.com/wUt8hEtOET— Emanuel Wallace (@MannyWallace) November 12, 2021
Awesome pics, like always!— clevelandart (@ClevelandArt) November 12, 2021
"A collaboration between the Cleveland Museum of Art and the National Museum of Cambodia revealed that each boy god had been given the other’s limbs during earlier conservation work" #CMAKrishna— clevelandart (@ClevelandArt) November 13, 2021
Photos: A preview of the Cleveland Museum of Art's 'Revealing Krishna' augmented reality exhibition, opening tomorrow https://t.co/fcbE3SA2UI— Cleveland Scene (@ClevelandScene) November 13, 2021
NEW EPISODE! An incredible journey to Cambodia via the @ClevelandArt. @janecalexander @CMASonya share the creation of four digital experiences, including XR, holograms, and immersive timelines.— Emily Kotecki (@EmilyKotecki) November 15, 2021
Listen to the full interview: https://t.co/yPFMluXc89
Plus, commentary by @cmdevine pic.twitter.com/2os51JtIKC
Really impressed by the Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art. #CMAKrishna Be sure to check it out. My review in the Cambodian section of https://t.co/DPyD0SAmob at https://t.co/ZllTFAGGDg pic.twitter.com/MYuqGGn5u6— Dan Hanson (@DanHanson) November 15, 2021
Just missed you, Stuart.— Emanuel Wallace (@MannyWallace) November 15, 2021
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Disclosure: I received an invitation to attend the Friday, November 12, 2021, Media & Influencer Preview of Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain, which included both admission to the special preview along with one free beverage and snack item from Provenance Cafe. As a member of the Cleveland Museum of Art, I was entitled to free tickets to visit Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain in the future, but the Media & Influencer Preview gave me special access to the museum staff responsible for the exhibition.
The invitation to attend came as a result of my support of the Cleveland Museum of Art via my @sos_jr Twitter feed and sosAssociates.com blog posts. I enjoyed the event, and wrote this blog post to share my experience at the Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain preview at the Cleveland Museum of Art. I plan to use my membership benefit to return to see the exhibition again.