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)


September 2017

Dusshera Festival

Kangilu Kunitha Performance by Sri Maha Ganapathi Janapada Kala Tanda Padubidri - Karnataka. Display and sale of crafts. from Karnataka

National Puppet festival

Bommalattam by Ramakrishna Katta Bommalattam Kuzhu , Tamilnadu. Shadow and Rod Puppetry by Sphoorthi Theatre , Andhra Pradesh. String Puppetry by Dhiren Natya Tarer Putul Sanstha, West Bengal. String Puppetry by Dewali Nemech Keda, Rajasthan.

Exhibition and Sale

Exhibition titled ' Bhujodi to Bagalkot+ '. Exhibition by Weavers and Artisans from Kutch, Karnataka and Lucknow. Display of Bhujodi, Ikal weaves, Suf and Chikan embriodery.

September 2017

Workshops for Adults

Ceramic Miniature Sculpture

Resource Person : Mr.Potrarasan

Registration :

Miniature sculpture for adults.

September 2017

Workshops for Children

Paper Quilling - Animal Figures and Sand Art

Resource Person : Inhouse

Registration :

Workshop for children.

Origami workshop

Resource Person : Inhouse

Registration :

Workshop for Children

September 2017


Exhibition of Paintings by G.D. Paul Raj

Exhibition on Indian landscapes titled ' Hour of the Cowdust'

Exhibtion by Govindaraj

Exhibition tilted ' Nativescapes ' by Govindaraj

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.