Holi: A Festival of Color

With warmer weather on its way, it’s time to celebrate the arrival of spring at our annual Holi Festival. This centuries-old Hindu holiday traces its roots to India, but is now celebrated at festivals held all over the world, including here at the BMA! Join us on Saturday, March 10, as we partner with the Indian Cultural Society to celebrate the 8th annual Holi: A Festival of Color. Until then, here’s a list of just a few of the things you can expect to find at the Museum on Saturday.

  1. Color throwing. Holi is a celebration of the end of winter and the arrival of spring. It is a time to gather with loved ones to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. The highlight of any festival is the throwing of colored powder into the air, which turns the Museum’s parking lot into a rainbow of colors. Don’t forget to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy!
  2. Art activities. No BMA event would be complete without art making. Saturday’s festival will include art activities inspired by India and the Holi holiday. Create your own watercolor crystals, flag collages, painted tiles, and more.
  3. Gallery exploration. The Museum is home to more than 27,000 works of art that represent cultures from around the world. We have an incredible collection of Indian art and celebrating Holi is another exciting way to learn more about Indian culture and traditions. Don’t forget to visit our Indian art gallery while you’re here! 
  4. Performances. Take a break to enjoy traditional Indian and Bollywood-style dance performances in the Museum’s auditorium.
  5. Delicious food. From noon until 1PM, Taj India will host a free tasting of traditional Indian food in the Museum’s cafe. You’ll work up an appetite after making your own works of art and exploring the galleries, so stop by the Hot Tag pop-up restaurant anytime throughout the day.