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)


July 2017

Adiperukku and Ayyanar Festival

Traditional folk performance by Sukra Dance Academy. The traditional dances will include Velurmelam,Oyillattam,Mayillattam,Poikalkudirai,Kaalaiattam to name a few.

Children's Mela

Program for school children includes folk dance, magic show, puppet show,bullock cart ride and craft activities

July 2017

Workshops for Adults

Kalamkari workshop

Resource Person : Mr.Vijayakumar

Registration :

Kalamkari workshop for Adults.

Water Colour Techniques

Resource Person : Mr.Vignesh

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Workshop on Water Colour Techniques for Adults

Ceramic Pottery for adults

Resource Person : Mr.Potrarasan

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Workshop on making Ceramic Pottery

July 2017

Workshops for Children

Wheel Pottery

Resource Person : Inhouse

Registration :

Workshop for children

July 2017


Exhibition of Art works by Vera de Jong

Exhibition of art works titled 'Unexpected Outcomes' by Vera de Jong

Group show - Chennai 'n' Vannangal

Group show by artists A. Rajmohan, N.Jagadeesan, N.Gopalakrishnan ,V.Ravichandran and T.G.Thayumanavan

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.