Past Events

Chitraanjali: Stefan Norblin in India
November 13, 2013, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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


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

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

For more information call 773 384 3352

VIBRATIONS: Global Fusion Musical Experience of a Lifetime
July 13, 2013, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604

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Join IAHM and Sadhana School of Indian Music for an evening of Indian music performed by Grammy-winning and nominated musicians and composers, including:

Grammy Winner, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on Mohan Veena,

Hollywood composer & Grammy Nominee, Pandit Ronu Majumdar on Flute,

Arranger & Pianist for STING of Rainforest Concert, Frank Martin

Global Harmony Award recipient, George Brooks on Saxophone,

United Nation Awardee, Pandit Durga Prasad Majumdar on Pakhawaj,

Renowned Tabla Player, Pandit Ramdas Palsule and

Grammy Nominee, Dafnis Prieto on Drums


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Code does not include discount, but tickets purchased using code provides small contribution to IAHM.

A limited number of tickets are available through IAHM

and free of handling charges.

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April 9, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Raven Theatre, 6157 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Join IAHM as we team up with the Raven Theatre to present a staged reading of Gandhi Marg written by Chicago playwright Anita Chandwaney. Directed by Kaiser Z. Ahmed.

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In a small apartment near bustling Devon Avenue — known as “Gandhi Marg” — a sister’s visit to a newlywed couple sets off fireworks. Indian immigrants wrestle with love and marriage, tradition and assimilation, art and commerce in Anita Chandwaney’s intimate portrait of Chicago’s hub of Indian culture.

Run Time: 100 mins. with special talk with the director and playwright afterwards

Tickets: $10 at or 773-338-2177


Amazing India
March 17, 2013, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Navy Pier – Crystal Garden, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Amazing India

Celebrate Indian food, artistry and dance as we participate in Navy Pier’s “Neighborhoods of the World” series.

Performances by:

  • Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts
  • Natya Dance Theatre
  • Chitrahar Cultural Academy
  • Anila Sinha Foundation
  • Punjabi Association
  • Meher Dance Company
  • Satrangi Garba Group

Free Admission! Click here for the flyer!

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MAHARAJA: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts
December 2, 2012, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Join the INDO-AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM Board of Directors and friends for a tour of MAHARAJA: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts featuring an introduction by Richard Lariviere, Field Museum President and Sanskrit Scholar, who shares his expertise and appreciation for India’s culture with an affection and humor that engage all who hear him.

Tickets: $35.00 per person available online only

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Confirmations will be sent to everyone who registers on line.

The Field Museum has a small number of free CAR POOL PARKING spaces for IAHM guests in their West Lot for 4 passengers per car. Buy tickets for your group and send names of your passengers to


Light refreshments will be served.

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

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