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The Indian Cultural Society

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Hand Embroidery

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

Hand Embroidery

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Hand stitch beautiful embroidery sampler patterns.

Screen Printing

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Understand screen printing from start to finish. Design a screen and create prints on paper and textiles.

Morning Makers

November 14 @ 10:00 am

Take time to create in the mornings. Make hand-built ceramics in October. Discover the screen printing process from start to finish in November.

Kids Art 101

November 16 @ 10:00 am

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

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Silhouettes and Storytelling

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Bring the whole family out for an afternoon inspired by the BMA’s current exhibition, Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Local silhouette artist, Brandi Still, will be creating custom silhouettes of our visitors to take home.

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Intermediate Pottery Wheel Throwing

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Throw on the pottery wheel and create functional art in this intermediate course.

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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