Louise Nevelson’s Standing Figure (Proud Oriental Figure) is a sculpture made of terracotta, a type of ceramic, and the Eagle yoga pose alludes to its physical form. To create the yoga pose, one must sculpt one’s own body, moulding oneself into an upright posture by crossing arms and legs while standing.
Part of Let Art Inspire, the Museum’s wellness initiative, Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. These free one-hour sessions begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by a series of gentle poses and meditation led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga.
All yoga levels, families, and children 7 and older are welcome. A limited number of yoga mats will be available; guests are encouraged to bring their own. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.
All participants will meet in the William D. Adams Gallery/Museum lobby.