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The Indian Cultural Society

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iPhone Photography

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

iPhone Photography

September 22 @ 1:00 pm

Learn iPhone camera tips and techniques while exploring artwork in the museum. Then in the studio, use a free app to alter photos and merge them together.

Liberation of St Peter

September 22 @ 2:00 pm

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, Master Docent Judy Cook will lead a discussion on Liberation of St Peter by Giovanni Lanfranco in the Italian galleries.

Afrofuturism Collage

September 22 @ 2:00 pm

Drop in to Bart’s ArtVenture for a kids art-making activity led by Teen BMA!

Crocheted Cacti

September 24 @ 6:00 pm

Make a forever plant with only one stitch.

Homeschool Studio Ceramics

September 25 @ 2:00 pm

Learn about ceramics from around the world through the museum’s collection and exhibitions including Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and apply similar techniques in class.

Animal Portraits

September 25 @ 6:00 pm

Capture the personality and humor of animals through drawing and mixed media techniques including the grid method.

Indian Classical Concert

September 26 @ 6:30 pm

The Indian Cultural Society invites you to join them for a very special concert with Confluence, a unique trio of North Indian classical master musicians, featuring Mr. Jesse Bannister, Pratik Shrivastav, and Pt. Subhen Chatterjee.

Black Out Opening Party

September 27 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive first look at Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, an exhibition that explores the previously unstudied art form of the silhouette by investigating its deep historical roots and considering its forceful presence today. Black Out presents historic silhouettes from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and other institutions […]

Kids Art 101

September 28 @ 10:00 am

Immerse your child in the world of art while developing their skills and creativity. Each month features a new topic.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

September 29 @ 2:00 pm

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, Master Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on All Things Bright and Beautiful by Amy Sherald in the Contemporary gallery.

News

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 music concerts, family festivals, and lectures. The Annual Wine and Cheese Reception is a time […]

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