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)


February 2017

Vasantha Vizha

Program for school children

Utsavam 2017

A two day symposium of Classical Music and Dance

Uttarakhand Festival

Folk performance by Sansak Sanskrutik & Paryavaran Sanrakshan Samiti from Almora.Dance forms include Choliya, Chhapeli, Ghasyari, Chancheri, Harul and Jaunsari.

Classical Music Concert

The performing artists are Ganesh Kumar on Kanjira, Balaji Rajamani on Mandolin and S. Hari Krishnan on Keyboard

February 2017

Workshops for Adults

Block making and printing

Resource Person : Mr.Ganesh

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Block making and printing workshop for adults

Water colour painting

Resource Person : Mr.Ramu

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Water colour painting for adults

Ceramic workshop for adults

Resource Person : Mr.Potrarasan

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Ceramic workshop for making coffee mugs and jugs & kettle.

February 2017

Workshops for Children

Paper craft workshop

Resource Person : Mr.Vignesh

Registration :

Workshop on paper craft for children

February 2017


Exhibition of paintings and prints by Akilesh

Exhibition of prints and paintings by Akilesh titled ' Recurrence'

Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jayakumar (JK)

Exhibition titled "Small formats by JK "

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.