Try your hand at simple art and craft activities as you tour around DakshinaChitra.
Play traditional games too! Enjoy playing an array of board games, spin tops, break pots and even shake a leg...
Also take a peek at the contextual exhibitions in the houses that  explain some of the rich traditions of South India.

Weekend activities include

  • Traditional leather puppet show
  • Glass blowing demo
  • Traditional soothsayers (fortune – tellers)


December 2017

'Bronze Decoded' on Vidyasankar Sthapathy

Book release on well known Sculptor Vidyasankar Sthapathy . This will be followed by a Film screening of Documentary on the sculptor titled 'Sthapathy's Mangai'

Christmas Carols

Carols by Students of Madras Christian College- Department of Geography, Tourism & Travel Management.

Marghazhi festival

Therukoothu performance by Sri Thanthoniamman Therukoothu Nadaga Sabha, Tamilnadu.

December 2017

Workshops for Adults

Soutache Jewellery

Resource Person : Ms.Kanchana

Registration :

Soutache jewellery for adults

Soft Stone Jewellery

Resource Person : In house

Registration :

Sofe Stone Jewellery for adults

Ceramic Jewellery

Resource Person : Mr.Potrarasan

Registration :

Ceramic Jewellery for adults

December 2017

Workshops for Children

Tie and Dye Workshop

Resource Person : Mr.Michael

Registration :

Workshop for Children

December 2017


'Crystal Dreams' by Olaf Van Cleef

Exhibition of Artworks by Olaf Van Cleef

'Mapless Journey' by C.Douglas

Art exhibition by C. Douglas in association with Inko Centre .

DakshinaChitra’s New Media features curated program


DKC New Media will feature a curated program of film and video based work by leading and emerging artists. The broad focus of the works will center on Heritage, Culture, Politics and Socio-Economic conversations.  The program will introduce the museum visitor to contemporary video, film and new media produced by artists whose work is focused on South India, South Asia and/or the Global South. 

Films will be screened every weekend alongside our ArtDoco program.