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 2018

DAM Fest

Design Art and Music Festival. Workshops, exhibitions, designers flea market and live music bands.

Goa Festival

Festival of Goa: Folk performance by Shantadurga Vijayate Kala Mandal from Goa. Display and sale of crafts.

Vasantha Vizha

Program for School children

February 2018

Workshops for Adults

Miniature Model Sculpture

Resource Person : Mr.Potrarasan

Registration :

Ceramic workshop for adults

Macrame workshop for adults

Resource Person : Ms.Kantha

Registration :

Macrame workshop - wall hanging / bag for adults.

Homemade Cookies

Resource Person : Ms.Lalitha

Registration :

Workshop on making homemade cookies

February 2018

Workshops for Children

Miniature Fridge Magnets

Resource Person : Ms.Rekha

Registration :

Workshop for children on making Fridge magnets

February 2018


'Introspection' - Art Exhibition

Art exhibition curated by Neeta Omprakash showcasing works of 20 artists from Goa and Odisha

'Impressions d'encre: From Paris to Chennai'

Exhibition on contemporary and traditional styles of Printmaking by French artists from the School of Versailles.

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.