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Passport to India
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Apr 09
  • 10:00 AM
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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Discover the dance, music, fashions, art and culture of South Asia at a very special Passport to India!

All activities and performances are FREE and open to the public. Parking in the museum garage is $8. Museum members park free. Additional free parking and accessible shuttle service available at Kauffman Foundation & Kauffman Gardens, 4800-01 Rockhill Road.

Journey to India with us and get your passport stamped along the way! Activities include hands-on learning in the South and Southeast Asian Art Galleries, henna design demonstrations and temporary tattoos and art activities. Enjoy dance and music performances and a fashion show. In honor of 70 years of India’s independence, and 20 years of community collaborations, the 2017 Passport to India is bigger than ever!

Welcoming Remarks
12:45-1 p.m. | Kirkwood Hall

Kirkwood Hall
Dance Performances
10:15-12:45 p.m. & 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Local dancers demonstrate Bollywood and folk and invite the audience to try the moves.

Fashion Show
1-1:20 p.m. & 3:30–3:50 p.m.
Enjoy Indian music and colorful traditional and contemporary fashions modeled by museum and community volunteers.

Rozzelle Court Restaurant
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Enjoy delicious Indian-inspired cuisine and festive ambiance.

Gallery P25
Art Experiences
Discuss selected Anglo-Indian Decorative Arts objects with Museum Guides in the beautiful new Bloch Galleries.

Atkins Auditorium
Dance Performances
*10:30–11:15 a.m. & 12-12:40 p.m.
Local dance groups dazzle audience members with folk and classical dances. *First performance features live music. Seating starts 30 minutes before each performance

Featured Music Performances
2-2:45 & 3:30–4:15 p.m.
Mr. T. H. Subashchandran’s instrumental ensemble, Maha-Laya, will present a unique percussion based program with melody supporting rhythm. Mr. Subashchandran is the recipient of many awards and has performed in numerous concerts with the NY philharmonic and western music greats such as Yehudi Menuhin, Stephane Grappelli, drummers Tony Williams and Max Roach.
Seating starts 30 minutes before each performance

South and Southeast Asian Art Galleries, 2nd Floor:
Gallery 203 | Jain Shrine Conversations
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join Jain Shrine conversations with museum staff and members of the Jain community.

Gallery 221
Live Music
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Enjoy live performances by local musicians in the gallery.

Plaza Level
Pakistani Truck
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Visit the Pakistani Truck outside the Plaza entrance. (1–2 p.m.) Informal discussions with artist, Asheer Akram and project team members about their work.

Bloch Lobby
11 a.m.–12 noon & 1 p.m.–4 p.m. | Dance on the floor to Bollywood songs with DJ Apanasangeet.
12:15 p.m.–12:35 p.m. | The Voice of Drums group

Bloch Lobby, Plaza Level & Bloch Lobby, Lobby Level
Indian Food
11 a.m.–4 p.m (while supplies last)
Purchase Indian specialties such as samosas, Hyderbadi Chicken Biryani, lentil cutlets, chai and coconut cardamom cookies.

Bloch Plaza Level
Saris Photo Spot!
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Learn the trick for tying a sari and try on some fashions with community volunteers.

Passport Signing
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Pick up a passport and learn to write your name in one of the 18 recognized languages of India.

Noguchi Court
Story Times
11:30 a.m.–Noon, 12:30–1 & 1:30–2 p.m.
Travel themed story time for preschoolers led by librarians from the Kansas City Public Library.

Bloch Building Level 2
Rockhill Room
Henna Design Demonstration and Temporary Tattoos
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Local artists demonstrate traditional henna designs using markers, watch and try a temporary tattoo.

Spencer Library Event
1 p.m.−4 p.m.
View a beautiful replica album based upon the stunning 17th century albums of India’s Mughal Dynasty and decorate a bookmark.

Lens 2
Art Activities
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Inspired by the new additions of silver to the collection.

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