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September 9, 2018

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on the sculpture of Sarasvati in the South and Southeast Asian gallery.

People throwing colored powders on the garden walk during the Holi Family Festival.

Holi: A Festival of Color

March 10, 2018

Join the BMA and the Indian Cultural Society for the 8th annual Holi Festival, the Indian celebration of color.

Prince with Falcon, (detail), ‘Abd al-Karim Bijapur, c. 1605, The David Collection, Copenhagen

Sixteenth Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

March 3, 2018

In this special lecture, art historian John Seyller Ph.D, will illuminate the illustrious career of a previously unknown Mughal court painter, Abd al-Karim, who until recently was only known as the Bodleian Painter.

Asian Heritage Festival

Asian Heritage Festival

January 13, 2018

Celebrate the Museum’s latest exhibition Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection during our Asian Heritage Festival! Enjoy art activities for all ages inspired by the cultures and traditions represented in our Asian art collection. The celebration will include art



October 8, 2017

The Indian Cultural Society and the Museum present an evening in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Gandhi Jayanti with a concert of Indian Classical music at 3:00pm featuring special guest musicians:   ARJUN VERMA SITAR MANIK KHAN SAROD RAGINDER MOMI VIOLIN NILAN CHAUDHURI

Holi Festival

Holi Festival

March 11, 2017

Join us for Holi, the Indian celebration of color, for the seventh year in a row! Enjoy classical Indian and Bollywood style dancing, music, food, storytelling, art-making, and gallery exploration!