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)


November 2017

"Thari - The Loom"

Concept and Choreography by Malavika Sarukkai. A fundraiser event to celebrate 20 years of DakshinaChitra

Bharathanatyam by Abhinaya Natyalaya

Bharathanatyam by students of Abhinaya Natyalaya as part of Children's day celebration

Fusion Music by Shravanthika Lakshmi

As part of Children's Day celebration

Exhibition by Monalisa Art club

Exhibition of art works as part of Children's day celebration

Bharatnatyam Performance by Prateeksha

Bharatnatyam by D.A. Prateeksha

November 2017

Workshops for Adults

Terracotta Jewellery

Resource Person : Ms. Shantha Swami

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Terracotta Jewellery workshop for Adults

Ceramic Workshop

Resource Person : Mr.Potrarasan

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Workshop on making Coffee Mugs, Kettles and Jugs

Minibeaded Jewellery

Resource Person : Ms.Kantha Narasimhan

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Minibeaded Jewellery for Adults

Water Colour Painting

Resource Person : Mr.Vignesh

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Water Colour Painting and Techniques for Adults.

Meenakari Workshop

Resource Person : Ms.Rekha

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Meenakari Workshop for Adults

November 2017

Workshops for Children

Pattachitra - Palm Leaf Engraving

Resource Person : Mr.Prakash

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Pattachitra on Palm Leaf for Children

Madhubani Painting on Canvas

Resource Person : Ms.Vasuki

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Madhubani Painting for Children

November 2017


" Tribal and Traditional Arts of India"

Exhibition of Art works from DakshinaChitra Museum Collection titled " Tribal and Traditional Arts of India"

"Disappearing Dwellings " by Vikram Verghese

Exhibition of Water colours by Vikram Verghese as part of Heritage week celebration

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.