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Festival | Passport to India

FREE Festival

Journey to India and get your passport stamped along the way! Explore the South and Southeast Asian galleries.

Programs & Performances
Dance Performances
10:15–12:45 p.m. and 1:45–3:15 p.m. | Kirkwood Hall
Enjoy as local dancers demonstrate Bollywood and folk styles.

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. *First performance features live music. Seating starts 30 minutes before each performance.

Live Music
Noon–12:30 p.m., 1–1:30 & 2–2:30 p.m. | Gallery between 205 & 206
Listen to featured soloists and duets.

Music | Bloch Lobby
10:30–11:30 a.m. & 1–4 p.m.
Dance to Bollywood songs with popular local DJ Apanasangeet.

Welcoming Remarks
12:45–1 p.m. | Kirkwood Hall

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

Ongoing Activities & Demonstrations
All activities 10 a.m.–4 p.m. unless noted.
Passport Signing | Classrooms 4 & 5
Write your name in one of the regional languages of India.

Calligraphy Demonstration
1–3 p.m. | Classrooms 4 & 5

Learn about Saris
Classroom 6 | Master the art of tying a sari with community volunteers.

Gallery 203 | Jain Shrine Conversations
Join Jain Shrine conversations with museum guides and members of the Jain community.

Gallery 227 | South and Southeast Asian Gallery Activity
Investigate the significance of Kamadhenu, the Wish-Granting Cow, and selected ceremonial sculptures.

Rockhill Room | Henna Design Demonstration and Temporary Tattoos
Watch local artists demonstrate traditional henna designs using markers. Get a temporary tattoo!

Art Activity
Lens 2 | Create art inspired by the South and South East Asian art collection.

Spencer Art Reference Library Event
1–4 p.m. | View Asian calligraphy books and a beautiful replica album based on the stunning 17th-century albums of India’s Mughal Dynasty. Decorate a bookmark!

Chai Demonstration
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Bloch Lobby

Food for Purchase
11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Rozzelle Court Restaurant
Dine on delicious Indian-inspired cuisine!

Indian Food
11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Bloch Lobby
Purchase Indian specialties including samosas, Hyderbadi Chicken Biryani, lentil cutlets, coconut cardamom cookies, and chai. $2–5 per item. (while supplies last)

Cirque du Sucre Food Truck featuring desserts including Indian themed flavors. Weather permitting and while supplies last.

*All program details subject to change.

FREE parking in garage for museum members; $10 parking for nonmembers. Additional parking and FREE shuttle to the museum available at Kauffman Foundation and Kauffman Gardens, 4800-01 Rockhill Road.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM