India Celebration

Celebrate Diwali, India's festival of lights, with music and art. Diwali, one of the most important festivals of the year, is celebrated by performing traditional activities together with the family. Dynamic musical artist Ashwin Batish and his family perform favorite old and new tunes, and teachers from the India Community Center in Milpitas lead art-making activities.


Performance: Ashwin Batish and Family

11:30 am and 2:00 pm (special interactive performance for ages 3-5 at 11:30 am) in Samsung Hall

South Bay musician Batish and his family (including tabla prodigy Keshav Batish, and vocalist Meena Batish) perform festive up-tempo music celebrating Diwali.

Art Activity

12:00 noon–4:00 pm in North Court

Learn to write Hindi script and create a calligraphy work to take home with India Community Center teachers.

Yoga for Kids

12:00 noon for ages 5-8; 3:00 pm for ages 3-5 in Education Studios; Space limited to 15, sign up at the Information Desk

A fun yoga practice just for kids! Children ages 3–8 are introduced to poses that improve their motor skills and balance, encourage them to focus and follow simple directions, and have fun. Each session is 30 minutes long.

Storytelling and Family Tours

Storytelling Tours at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm (special pre-K tour at 11:00 am). Family Tours at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. All tours meet near the Information Desk.


Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum's Family Fun Days is provided by ScholarShare. Lead Funding for the Asian Art Museum's Education and Public Programs is provided by Bank of America Foundation. Major support provided by Douglas A. Tilden, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, Koret Foundation, Freeman Foundation, Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation, The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and AT&T. Additional support is provided by Jamie and Steve Chen.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012


FREE with museum admission



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