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“Mark Rothko: Bodies in Space,” installation view, East Building, Tower Gallery, November 2023, Artworks on canvas by Mark Rothko Copyright © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko

Guided Meditation: Mark Rothko

Focus: Exhibitions

  • Saturday, January 6, 2024
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • East Building, Tower - Gallery 615A
  • Talks
  • In-person

Join us for a 30-minute meditation lead by yoga instructor and artist Aparna Sadananda, surrounded by paintings by Mark Rothko. Free and open to all. Space is limited and first-come, first served. No meditation experience required.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mark Rothko: Paintings on Paper, this event takes place in the East Building Tower.

Aparna Sadananda is a yoga teacher (E-RYT 200 and RPYT) with experience teaching yoga and meditation in the studio, private and corporate settings in Washington, DC. She currently leads meditation classes and family-based mindfulness workshops for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art and the Phillips Collection. A visual artist in Indian folk art, she holds a Ph.D., in cellular neuroscience, from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, in 2013.