A Night in Focus: India

Saturday, September 29
5:00–7:30 p.m.

Join us for an enchanting evening exploring the Museum’s Indian art collection. Take an artful meditation tour of select works in the collection or learn tips on meditation in a drop-in session in the Asian Sculpture Garden. Enjoy the sounds of the tabla, tanpura and flute in the galleries, or stop by the Theater to see works come to life as dancers re-create the poses seen in sculptures from India. Families, create a drum inspired by the rhythmic movements in the sculptures, or challenge a friend to a game of chess in the galleries and garden. Enjoy the flavors of India with special treats available for purchase in the Garden Café.

Free with Museum admission. 
Limited parking is available at the Museum. View public transportation options here.  
Questions? Email [email protected]

Schedule of Events

Artful Meditation
5:15–5:45 p.m., 6:00–6:30 p.m., 6:45–7:15 p.m.
Join educator Kabir Singh in a looking meditation on Indian sculpture and have a conversation about your discoveries.
*Space is limited. On-site registration is required. Registration begins at 5pm at the check-in table. 

Art-Making for Kids: Drums
Create a drum inspired by the rhythmic movements found in the Indian art collection.

Art-Making for All Ages: Craft Decorations
Gather inspiration from the exhibition In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India and create miniature vessels and plates using model magic, sequins and gems.

Art-Making for All Ages: Mindful Coloring
View Cosmic Vishnu (Trivikrama) with Spouses and Krishna Fluting in Vrindavan and fill in coloring sheets with details and colors that inspire you.

Drop-in: Sketch-a-pose
Sketch a dancer recreating poses from the Indian art collection.

Drop-in: Meditation
Take a few moments for yourself to let go, focus on your breath and be in the present moment.

Drop-in: Chess
Challenge a friend to a game of chess in the galleries and sculpture garden. 

Ask Me!
Interact with museum staff and learn about the Indian art collection.

Live Music in the Galleries
Enjoy the sounds of the tabla, tanpura, cello and flute in the galleries.

 

Visitor viewing South Indian bronzes
Visitor viewing South Indian bronzes
Art-Making for all ages
Art-Making for all ages
Chess in the garden and galleries
Chess in the garden and galleries
Live music in the galleries
Live music in the galleries