Support Group

The Indian Cultural Society

The Indian Cultural Society (ICS) at the Birmingham Museum of Art was established to promote all forms of Indian art and culture. The Museum, thanks to the generosity of the Callahan Family and other like-minded philanthropists, has one of the largest collections of Indian art and sculpture in the Southeast United States. The vast majority of the collection is on permanent display in the Asian Art Galleries. Thus, it was a natural fit to establish a society dedicated to promoting the rich cultural heritage of India at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

All events sponsored by ICS are free and open to the public. ICS is able to provide world class programming due to the generosity of its patrons and the Museum, which provides its facilities and staff to ICS for the events.

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception (Private Event)

November 5 @ 5:00 pm

Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection   We invite you join us to explore the fascinating role of art in this life and the next, celebrating the opening of this exhibition. This event is by invitation to Asian Art Society,


Annual Wine and Cheese Reception

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in February, the Indian Cultural Society held its annual Wine and Cheese Reception. Established eight years ago to promote all forms of Indian art and culture, the ICS has provided world-class public programs, including classical

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