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Holi Festival

March 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

New Picture (1)The Museum and ICS are thrilled to host Holi, the Indian celebration of color for the sixth year in a row! Last year, over 2,000 people came out to enjoy classical Indian and Bollywood style dancing and music, food, storytelling, art-making, and gallery exploration.

The Museum has one of the largest collections of Asian art in the Southeast, so there is plenty to see! The day ends with a huge celebration outside to play Holi, which involves the throwing of powdered colors, a traditional part of Holi celebrations.  Make sure to wear something you don’t mind having to wash! There is truly something for everyone:

Events in the Indian Gallery
11:30AM: Family Tour
12:30PM: Storytelling

Activities for All Ages
11AM-3PM // Main Lobby
Art Stations
Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts
Henna Tattoos

Live Music and Dance
11AM-3PM // Steiner Auditorium
11AM: Traditional Indian Dance Performances by Local Youth Groups
1PM: Professional Indian Dance and Music Program, featuring:
Blazin Bhangra
Dipti’s Dance Class
Nanda Sane Dance Company

We encourage all Museum visitors to park in the Boutwell Parking Deck or at metered spots nearby. The Parking Lot will be reserved for performers and the throwing of colors.

Area food trucks will be stationed along the Garden Walk outside the Museum.

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