Lotus Sculpture Installs Ganesha Statue in the Cleveland Museum of Art

Lotus Sculpture completed a commission by the Cleveland Museum of Art to replicate an antique bronze Ganesha for their Gallery One space.

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The Hindu God Ganesh is the remover of obstacles

The commissioned polished, bronze Ganesh statue cast by Lotus Sculpture alongside the antique, Chola, Ganesh statue of Gallery One Exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art

We are very happy to showcase the talent of our bronze sculptors with the classic antiquities of the Cleveland Museum of Art in their revolutionary Gallery One space.

(PRWEB) June 04, 2013

Lotus Sculpture is proud to announce the completion of a bronze Ganesh statue for the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. The new statue replicates Ganesha, (1970.62), an 11th century object in the museum's permanent collection. The works are displayed together, contrasting the antique with the modern sculpture, in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gallery One, an innovative gallery that blends art, technology and interpretation.

Lotus Sculpture began work on the commission in October, 2011. The commissioned Ganesh duplicates the size, style and shape of the antique, but is fabricated in golden, polished bronze and attired in temple vestments like today's temple statues. The Hindu God Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and one of the most popular gods in the Hindu religion.

“We are very happy to showcase the talent of our bronze sculptors with the classic antiquities of the Cleveland Museum of Art in their revolutionary Gallery One space.” said Kyle Tortora, founder of Lotus Sculpture. “I feel it is a testament to our vision to provide the highest quality, hand-made Asian sculptures to Hindus, Buddhists and art lovers all over the world.”

Lotus Sculpture is an importer of the finest Hindu Gods and Buddha statues from India, Thailand, Bali, Cambodia and Nepal, with collections crafted from bronze, brass, marble, stone, and wood. During his thirteen years in business, Kyle Tortora has developed close relationships with Asian artisans, who have been practicing their craft for generations. He continues to personally select each piece, thus ensuring the best quality for his customers. Giving life to a once-struggling industry, Tortora has seen many small two-person, family workshops grow to employ 50 artists and directly sell to Lotus Sculpture.

Lotus Sculpture is an online gallery with a showroom located at 1834 Ord Way in Oceanside, CA.

About Gallery One

This innovative gallery blends art, technology, and interpretation to inspire visitors to explore the museum’s permanent collection. Gallery One offers something for everyone – from those who are having their first art museum experience to frequent visitors. The revolutionary space features the largest multi-touch screen in the United States, which displays images of over 3,500 objects from the museum’s world-renowned permanent collection. Throughout the space, original works of art and digital interactives engage visitors in new ways, putting curiosity, imagination and creativity at the heart of their museum experience.

About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. Currently undergoing an ambitious, multi-phase renovation and expansion project across its campus, the museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts and art education. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation, and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support comes from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. For more information about the museum, its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit http://www.ClevelandArt.org.


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The bronze Ganesh statue is fully dressed in temple clothing just as he would be in a Hindu Temple The polished bronze Ganesh dressed in traditional temple clothing

Bronze Statues are ornately dressed in temple clothing


The new polished bronze Ganesh alongside the classic bronze antique Ganesha of the Cleveland Museum of Art. The old and new Ganeshas alongside each other in Gallery One in the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The antique Ganesh is left unclothed while the new polished bronze Ganesh is shown as it would be clothed in a temple.


The Hindu God Ganesh is the remover of obstacles Two Hindu Priests pray to Lord Ganesh prior to dressing him.

The priests are installing the bronze Ganesh in his new home