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Museum of Sacred Art to Open in Villa Vrindavana, Italy

After several internal events celebrating its progress so far, the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) is set to officially open in Villa Vrindavana, Italy, at the end of this month. The museum is MOSA’s second branch, with the first running in Radhadesh, Belgium since 2009 and currently attracting around 12,000 visitors a year. MOSA Italy, located in the historic 16th century wing of Villa Vrindavana,  will have two inaugural events. The first, on September 24th, will receive around 100 local dignitaries, politicians, and residents of nearby Florence – one of the world’s art capitals...

[MOSA Belgium] Belgium’s Museum of Sacred Art Shows New Galleries

The Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) at the ISKCON community of Radhadesh in Belgium has launched three new galleries, and has more exciting plans in the pipeline. Funded and opened in 2009 by Mahaprabhu Das, who grew up in a family of artists, MOSA introduces Radhadesh visitors to Krishna consciousness through art. The museum features several permanent pieces including three large framed wooden depictions of Lord Krishna’s universal form, Lord Ramachandra, and the Dasavatar (Krishna’s ten incarnations). But its main offering is an annually rotating roster of exhibits that include sculptures,...

[MOSA Belgium] Bhajans in MOSA 2 – July – August 2014

   

[MOSA Belgium] Hariprasad Chaurasia’s performance in Radhadesh (May 17th 2014)

Herewith some nice video footage on of Hariprasad Chaurasia performance on the 17th of May 2014:

[MOSA Belgium] VIDEO: Inaugurating the 2014 Art Exhibits at MOSA (May 18)

The prospect of inaugurating the 2014 art exhibits at MOSA was outstanding having accomplished artists as Shobha Broota, Raghupati Bhat, and Poosapati Parameshwar Raju.  MOSA’s overal goal is to bridge the cultural divide between India and Europe and between material and spiritual life. Art is a perfect medium to do so, and we hope that many Europeans will discover the excellent Indian artists who try to convey a spiritual message. We are convinced that MOSA’s visitors will come to appreciate and enjoy the currently exhibited work of all three artists.

A Spectacular “Museum of Spiritual Art” Opens in Florence

 Villa Vrindavana, Italy—Just a few miles outside the famous city of Florence, Italy, home of the Italian Renaissance and some of the world’s greatest treasures of art, sits the beautiful 200 acre Villa Vrindavana, one of ISKCON’s most renowned temple properties. The historic villa with its 4-storied medieval structure, wood-beamed ceilings, rolling hills, expansive views, olive trees, and sundrenched Tuscan sky is endowed with a natural ambiance that leads a thoughtful person to contemplate the beauty of this world, as well as the source of that beauty. Thus, the opening Saturday...

[MOSA Belgium] Open Days Radhadesh: bansuri flute concert by the legendary master Hariprasad Chaurasia (May 17-18 2014)

The prospect of inaugurating the 2014 art exhibits at MOSA with such outstanding, accomplished artists as Shobha Broota, Raghupati Bhat, and Poosapati Parameshwar Raju fills me with profound joy. The inauguration will be attended by our guest of honor His Excellency M.S. Puri, ambassador of India to Belgium and the EU, and art curator Sushma K. Bahl, who has written the texts about all three artists. Moreover, this festive event will be graced by musical performances by celebrated flautist Panditji Hariprasad Chaurasia and renowned sitar player Subrata De. Our exhibition program for Indian and International...

[MOSA Belgium] VIDEO: Where We Are – Radhadesh

The Radhadesh community is situated around the Chateau de Petite Somme, a picturesque castle in the Ourthe valley, in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, which is a popular area for nature-lovers and adventure sport enthusiasts. The original property dates from at least the 11th century and the current neo-Gothic castle was built in the 19th century. Radhadesh was purchased by ISKCON in 1982, and was largely derelict.  

Martin Gurvich announced the Launch of Forms of Devotion (Feb 27 2014)

An enigma is created when faith, cultures and ideologies come together to create a spectacle of a time. This is what happened when Mr Martin Gurvich, Director of Museum of Sacred Art – Belgium alongside curator Sushma Bahl and esteemed festival director Sanjoy K Roy gladly announced the launch of Forms of Devotion in the capital. Forms of Devotion is a spiritual project initiated by esteemed Martin Gurvich, Director of Museum of Sacred Art. The project brings forward a spiritual festival of performing arts, workshops and lectures. The project is around a very special collection and exhibition...

[MOSA Belgium] Suresh Goel, India’s Cultural Director Visits MOSA Belgium

When Mr. Suresh Goel, Director General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is not dealing with United Nation reforms, or international diplomacy work he is also touring the world, promoting Indian culture abroad, and it is the exceptional Indian cultural presence of the Vedic community and castle of Radhadesh, that brought him to the Belgian countryside last week. Mr. Suresh Goel had been acquainted with Radhadesh resident and Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) director Mahaprabhu das while in India, and made a promise to come for a visit during the museum’s opening ceremony....