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)

October 2017

Workshops for Adults

Macrame Jewellery

Resource Person : Ms.Kantha Narasimhan

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Macrame Jewellery for Adults

Polymer Fridge Magnets

Resource Person : Ms. Rekha

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Polymer Fridge Magnets for adults

Handmade Soap making

Resource Person : Ms.Kanchana

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Handmade soap making for adults.

Ceramic Handmade Utility Wares

Resource Person : Mr.Potrarasan

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Workshop on Handmade utility ware for adults

October 2017

Workshops for Children

Gond painting

Resource Person : Ms.Vasuki

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Gond painting on Handmade paper for Children

October 2017


'Murals Revisited ' by Gita

Exhibition of Paintings on Temple Murals by Gita

Paintings by Rajarajan and Anebajagane

Exhibition of paintings by Pondicherry artists- Rajarajan and Anbajagane.

Exhibition by HeART Beat Foundation

Exhibition of paintings by Specially abled artists in collaboration with Heart Beat Foundation

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.