Nevada (US), Nov 24 (ANI): National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a US federal government agency, has awarded a grant to Frist Center for the Visual Arts of Nashville (Tennessee) to support an exhibition on Hindu deity Vishnu.ccording to announcement for 2011 Grant Awards on Access to Artistic Excellence released on November 23, this grant is "To support the exhibition Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior, with accompanying educational programs. The exhibition will present one of Hinduism's primary deities to a general audience through works of art made in India from the second to the 19th century."
Prominent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has applauded NEA for supporting a Hinduism focused exhibition and added that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth. Zed commended Frist Center for providing an opportunity to the world to further explore Hinduism and its concepts.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged NEA to fund more Hinduism centered art projects so that more Americans could immerse in the rich philosophy Hinduism offered. (ANI)