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)


April 2017

Tamil new year

Tamilnadu Folk performance by Sukra Dance Academy

Grandparents Fun day

A day of fun filled activities for children and their grandparents

April 2017

Workshops for Adults

Ceramic wall mural

Resource Person : Mr.Potrarasan

Registration :

Ceramic wall mural for adults

Kalamkari workshop

Resource Person : Mr.Vijayakumar

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Kalamkari ( Figurative style )

Glass sculpting

Resource Person : Mr.Srinivasa Raghavan

Registration :

Glass sculpting workshop for adults

April 2017

Workshops for Children

Terracotta Mask making

Resource Person : inhouse

Registration :

Mask making for children

April 2017


Exhibition by Saravanan and Juergen Puetz

Exhibition of Metal sculptures by Saravanan and Paintings by Juergen Puetz

Arts works by Vignesh

Exhibition of arts works by Vignesh titled " Dusky Women from South"

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.