Past Events

A Taste of India
July 26, 2015, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tiffin Restaurant, 2536 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Discover the rich and varied heritage of Indian Americans. Meet at Tiffin restaurant and walk with Indo-American Heritage Museum docents along Chicago’s iconic Devon Avenue to explore sari boutiques, grocery and jewelry stores. Take a behind-the-scenes look at Tiffin kitchen tandoori preparations. Enjoy regional Indian dishes with a carefully curated thali dinner specially prepared for you by Tiffin chefs.

$50 for tour and dinner.
First glass soft drink, beer or wine included.
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IAHM's culinary and cultural adventure is back by popular demand!

IAHM’s culinary and cultural adventure is back by popular demand!

A TASTE OF INDIA
May 31, 2015, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tiffin Restaurant, 2536 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60659

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IAHM docents open a window into the life of the Indian American community along Chicago’s vibrant Devon Avenue Indian marketplace. Gather at Tiffin restaurant at 4 p.m. Experience the diversity of Indian American culture as you explore grocery stores, sari shops, and jewelers during an hour-long guided stroll. Then return to Tiffin where we will watch their clay oven chef unlock the secrets of tandoori cooking and enjoy a specially prepared thali dinner of regional Indian dishes from distinctive and varied Indian culinary traditions.

Includes a sampling of craft beers from Itasca’s Church Street Brewing Company.

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Vegetarian meal available on request Free Sunday Street Parking

 

$50 per person Space is limited!

 

 

IAHM’s programs showcase Indian American talent in all arenas, including dance, music, film, theater, photography, science and literature.

If you would like to receive advance information about our next event, please e-mail info@iahmuseum.org to join our listserv.

Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies.
March 29, 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

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The Indo-American Heritage Museum welcomes friends to join a free docent-guided tour of Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies. The exhibition features over sixty objects created between the 8th and 16th centuries in the Kashmir Valley and western Himalayas. Originally designed for religious purposes, these objects are highly valued by westerners for their aesthetic merits. A parallel exhibition: Collecting Cultures: Himalaya Through the Lens documents the journey to America of many of these treasures.

Following exhibition tours, Professor Christian Wedemeyer, Associate Professor of the History of Religions, University of Chicago Divinity School, will discuss Arts of Tantric Buddhism.

Tour participants are invited to continue discussion over dinner ($25) at Mt. Everest Restaurant, 630 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201

RSVP: info@iahmuseum.org

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the fine art museum of Northwestern University, houses a rich and diverse permanent collection and offers thought provoking exhibitions, dynamic programs, and classical and contemporary film screenings at Block Cinema. The Block Museum is a dynamic, imaginative teaching and learning resource that aims to inspire a new generation of artists, scholars and arts professionals.

Learn more at www.blockmusuem.northwestern.edu.

Free Parking available.

 

 

Amazing India
February 15, 2015, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Navy Pier – Crystal Garden, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Indo-American Heritage Museum (IAHM) along with Consulate General of India brought the fifth annual “Amazing India” cultural mela (festival) to Chicago’s Navy Pier’s Crystal Garden Feb. 15 The cold afternoon was warmed up with folk dances, music, arts activities, historic displays, mehndi (henna art) and tasty food. Consul General Ausaf Sayeed and IAHM President Tamara Biggs gave speeches at the event chaired by Amita Banerji, who made the opening remarks with master of ceremonies Maitreyee Angelo.

The dances included Bharatanatyam from Natya Dance Theatre and Soham Dance Space, Kathak by Indian Dance School, Mandala Folk Dance and Bollywood performances by Bollywood Groove and Chitrahaar Little Kids with audience participation. Subhasis Mukherjee (tabla) and Raja Deshmukh (khol) collaborated in a percussion duo.

IAHM board member Dorothie Shah made closing remarks. Raja Nadimpalli served as stage manager, with technical assistance provided by Dhruv Mehta.

Indian Garden, Regal Traders and Sona Fashions offered food, clothing and artifacts for sale. Pallavi Rajwade offered mehndi, Santhigram Ayurvedic Wellness Spa provided information on its services, and India Dream Academy introduced their unique sports centered educational program.

IAHM mission is to preserve and promote understanding of history, diversity and culture of Indian Americans and to showcase their contributions and achievements. “Amazing India” is part of Navy Pier’s annual “Neighborhoods of the World” series that showcases Chicago’s exceptional ethnic diversity.

Marigold Merriment
November 9, 2014, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4046 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60639

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An event to celebrate IAHM accomplishments, honor our supporters, and accept the donation of our first major artifact.

Join the IndoAm Heritage Board for an afternoon of music, dance, and celebration.

Make a splash by wearing your most vibrant marigold colors.

Light refreshments to follow presentation.

There is ample street parking in the neighborhood.

It’s free!

IAHM’s programs showcase Indian American talent in all arenas, including dance, music, film, theater, photography, science and literature.

If you would like to receive advance information about our next event, please e-mail info@iahmuseum.org to join our listserv.

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