Source: Dallas Morning News
On April 12, 2003 Dallas Morning News reported that the Dallas Museum of Art opened a new exhibit last week of Chola bronzes from South India called "The Sensuous and the Sacred. The exhibit... features 59 examples of Hindu religious art from American and European collections. The works evoke the Chola dynasty era, between the ninth and 13th centuries... The period also marked a turn to more emotional devotional Hindu practice. 'These pieces convey a wonderful, human immediacy,' says Dr. Anne Bromberg, the DMA's curator of ancient and South Asian art. 'They were designed to create an emotional rapport between the worshipper and god.' Members of the D/FW Hindu Temple created a shrine at the gallery's entrance to show how the pieces might appear in a devotional setting."