Past Events

THE IDEA OF INDIA--IMAGINATION, ATTACHMENT AND DIASPORA
June 18, 2014, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Field Museum President Richard Lariviere, sutradhar Kareem Khubchandani, panelists Karim Ahamed, Ami Gandhi, Tanya Gill, Gauri Rangrass and IAHM’s Lakshmi Menon share their personal concepts of India and engage the audience in a lively exploration of what defines India for each of us.

A Taste of India
June 15, 2014, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tiffin Indian Kitchen, 2536 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL

Discover the diversity of Indian culture and community on Chicago’s Devon Avenue, an iconic street for Indian sari boutiques, jewelry shops, groceries, restaurants, and more. Meet at Tiffin Indian Kitchen to begin the walk on Devon Avenue with Indo-American Heritage Museum docents. Then return to the Tiffin Indian Kitchen for a full dinner including dishes from all four regions of India carefully curated by the museum’s docents. Cost: $50. Street parking available.

AMAZING INDIA
April 13, 2014, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Navy Pier Crystal Gardens, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

amazing-indiaIT’S FESTIVE, IT’S FREE, IT’S FUN!

COME JOIN THE TAMAASHA

ENJOY THE ETHNIC MARKET, FOOD, ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES

Navy Pier’s Neighborhoods of the World series presents Amazing India on April 13, 2014 in conjunction with the Consulate General of India and the Indo-American Heritage Museum. Last year nearly 2,000 visitors enjoyed an afternoon of activities, live performances and ethnic food and merchandise from Chicagoland vendors. Dancers from Chitrahar Cultural Academy, Natya Dance Theatre, Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, Meher Dance Company, Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago and Satrangi Garba Group from Indiana will keep things lively while we re-enact the spirit of a “mela” (festival) in the comfort of the beautiful Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier.

Admission is free. Bring the whole family, and celebrate “Amazing India” with us!

 

 

 

IAHM Book Club: Sister of My Heart
November 21, 2013, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Chicago Public Library, Northtown Branch, 6435 N. California, Chicago, IL

121Join the Indo-American Heritage Museum for a book group focusing Indo-American writers.

Book of the Month: “Sister of My Heart”

by Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni

(Copies are available for check out.)

Our last book group of the fall will be led by Kulvinder Arora. Kulvinder was born in New Delhi, grew up in New Jersey, and comes to Chicago by way of San Diego where she got her PhD in Literature. She is taking time off from teaching at UIC for a new personal challenge: to care for an adopted daughter from India.

Chitraanjali: Stefan Norblin in India
November 13, 2013, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Polish Museum of Americax, , ,

ChitraanjaliART DECO AND MAHARAJAS, ETHNIC FOOD, INDIAN DANCE, 1930’S POLISH TANGO…IT’S

NORBLIN NIGHT!

Join the Indo-American Heritage Museum & The Polish Museum of America for a special showing of the documentary film CHITRAANJALI: STEFAN NORBLIN IN INDIA and discover a surprising Poland-India cultural heritage link!

When World War II broke out, well-known artist Stefan Norblin left his native Poland and found work and refuge in India. He began work in 1941 for the princely houses of Gujarat and Patna and was appointed court painter by Maharajah Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. The decidedly European perspective with which Norblin rendered traditional Indian themes resulted in the intriguing and stunning art deco murals at Umaid Bhawan Palace, for which he also designed furniture and interiors. The largest single collection of this unique Polish art is now in India. The film by Margaret Skilba, a Pole living in India, explores Polish restoration efforts and Norblin’s life and work in Warsaw, Mumbai, Morvi, Jodhput, and the U.S.

Courtesy of The Embassy of the Polish Republic in New Delhi and The Polish National Audiovisual Institute (NinA)

In cooperation with the Consulate of the Republic of India, Consulate of the Republic of Poland and The Chicago Art Deco Society

FREE PARKING, EASY ACCESS FROM HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Donation: $25 Students with ID: $10 Ethnic Snacks Cash Bar

To register in advance, click: http://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/v4/documents/norblin2.htm

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information call 773 384 3352

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

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