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CANCELED Festival | Passport to India


Tickets not required
Travel to India as you wander the South and Southeast Asian galleries. Celebrate spring through Indian dance, music, and art presented by our community.
Schedule is subject to change.

FREE parking for museum members: $10 for nonmembers.
Additional parking locations with FREE shuttle to the museum available at Kauffman Foundation and Kauffman Gardens, 4800-01 Rockhill Roads.

ASL Interpreters available
Bloch Lobby | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stop by the ASL interpreter table to request interpreting services for festival programs taking place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Programs & Performances

Live Band
Bloch Lobby | 10-10:45 a.m.

Dance Performances
Kirkwood Hall | 10:15-10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.-Noon,
& 12:20-3:15 p.m.
Local dancers perform a variety of dance types.

Welcoming Remarks
Kirkwood Hall | 10:30-10:45 a.m.

Dance Performances
Atkins Auditorium | 10:30–11:30 a.m., 12:15-1, 1:45-2:30 & 3:15-4 p.m.
Watch local dance groups perform folk and classical dances. Seating starts 30 minutes before each performance.

Music with DJ Apanasangeet
Bloch Lobby | 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:15-2:30, & 2:45-3:30 p.m.

Fashion Show
Kirkwood Hall | Noon-12:15 p.m.

Traditional String Music
Gallery between 205 & 206
Noon-12:30 p.m., 1-1:30, 2-2:30 & 3-3:30 p.m.

Flash Mob Dance & Photo
North Steps, The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park
(weather permitting)
Noon-12:20 p.m. & 3:45-4 p.m.

Fashion Show
Kirkwood Hall | 1-1:20 & 3:30-3:50 p.m.
Traditional and contemporary fashions modeled by museum and community volunteers.

Solo Vocalists
Bloch Lobby
Sreennidhi Rao | 1-1:15 p.m.
Preetam Chidquprav | 2:30-2:45 p.m.

Ongoing Activities & Demonstrations

All activities 10 a.m.–4 p.m. unless noted.

The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park
(◘ outdoor activities are weather permitting)
Rangoli Competition
View the demonstration and displays
Cricket Demonstration
Learn from experts about this popular sport.
10-10:30, 11-11:30 a.m. & 1-1:30, 2-2:30 p.m.

Travel the Regions of India
Bloch Lobby
Learn about the five regions in India with community representatives. See your name written by local volunteers in one of the languages of India.

Chess Demonstration
Sculpture Hall | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Art Activity
Lens 2, Level 2, Bloch Building
Create a colorful springtime decoration

Explore the Galleries
Gallery 224, Level 2, Nelson-Atkins Building

Teachers of Enlightenment: Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism
Gallery 203, Level 2, Nelson-Atkins Building
Discuss Tibet and Buddhism with representatives from the Rime Buddhist Center.

Islamic Traditions in South & Southeast Asian Art
Educator Resource Center, Plaza Level, Nelson-Atkins Building
Meet members of our local Muslim community and view textiles and jewelry. View a replica album based on 17th-century albums of India’s Mughal Dynasty.

Henna Design Demonstration & Temporary Tattoos
Noguchi Court, Lobby Level, Bloch Building
Get a temporary tattoo and watch local artists demonstrate traditional henna designs.

Food for Purchase

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Rozzelle Court Restaurant
Indulge in delicious Indian-inspired cuisine.
Prices vary.

Ruchi Indian Cuisine
Classrooms 4 & 5
(while supplies last)
Purchase South Indian favorites and chai.

Bloch Lobby
(while supplies last)
Purchase Indian specialties including samosas, Murg Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken), lentil cutlets, coconut cardamom cookies, and chai. $2–5 per item.

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The museum is grateful to the India Association of Kansas City, Hema Sharma, Usha Saha, and many other community and museum volunteers who are responsible for the success of this event. Visit the Sculpture Hall to learn about volunteering.

Special thanks to:
Members – the art and soul of the museum – and volunteers, whose support makes festivals like this possible. To learn more, visit the Info Desk or artandsoulkc.org.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM