Family Day: South Asia

Family Day: South Asia

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In celebration of Houston Museum District's Museum Experience: Zone 2, a special family experience will look at South Asian art, music, and traditions. The most populous region in Asia, this area of the world includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Other countries sometimes within the definition are Afghanistan, Iran, Myanmar, and Tibet. Please join us for activities throughout the day and don't forget to come back the following week for the opening weekend of our newest exhibition, Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine.

 

Schedule

Indian Clay Diyas
Asian Lacquerware Designs
South Asian Paper Lotuses

11:00 am – 5:00 pm | The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
Take part in our activity zone, featuring small Indian lamps popular during Diwali, a project inspired from lacquerware across Asia, and paper creations of the lotus, a flower common throughout South Asia. Recommended for ages 4 and older.

It’s A Wrap! Mobile Bistro
11:30 am – 4:30 pm | Gita and Ali A. Saberioon East Entry
Taste a fusion of gourmet flavors from around the world, including India and Pakistan.

Carnatic Music Demonstration by Prema Bhat
12:30 – 1:00 pm | The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
Hear melodic sounds celebrating the culture and traditions of South India. Recommended for ages 9 and older.

Asian Fantasy Characters Workshop by Yangsook Choi
1:00 – 2:00 pm | The Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation Green Garden
Inspired by Asia Society Texas Center’s next exhibition, Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine, learn to create a Filipino vampire, Korean goblin, Japanese child sumo wrestler, and Chinese nine-tailed fox. Recommended for ages 12 and younger. Repeat workshop at 2:00 pm.

Mehndi Designs by Shehzlan Sheraz and Aziza Vishram
1:00 – 3:00 pm | The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
Explore this ceremonial art form popular in the Arab world and India. Recommended for all ages. Designs remain on skin for approximately one week.

Asian Fantasy Characters Workshop by Yangsook Choi
2:00 – 3:00 pm | The Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation Green Garden
Inspired by Asia Society Texas Center’s next exhibition, Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine, learn to create a Filipino vampire, Korean goblin, Japanese child sumo wrestler, and Chinese nine-tailed fox. Recommended for ages 12 and younger. Repeat workshop at 1:00 pm.

Sari Tying Demonstration by Amita Solanki
2:00 – 4:00 pm | The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
Learn how to tie a sari, a traditional dress worn by women in Bangladesh and India, among other South Asian countries. Recommended for ages 4 and older.

South Asian Storytelling by His Highness the Aga Khan Council
for the Southwestern United States

3:00 – 3:30 pm | The Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
Listen to the animal fables of Kalilah and Dimnah, which first appeared in the epic Panchatantra. Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Marathon Boy Film Screening
3:30 – 5:00 pm | The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater
Learn the story of Budhia Singh, an East Indian slum boy who captures the attention a nation as he trains for an Olympic future. Recommended for ages 13 and older due to some adult situations and brief scenes of violence.

 

In conjunction with Houston Museum District's Museum Experience: Zone 2. Education programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible by support from Marathon Oil. Additional support provided by Asia Society contributors and members.

Museum Experience: Zone 2Marathon Oil

Event Details

26 April 2014
11:00am - 5:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

Free and open to the public.
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