September Schedule of Events

Friday, September 20
6:00-11:00 p.m.

$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional ticket)
$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
 

Movies and art come together in an evening celebrating Bollywood and our South Asian art collection with tours, dance performances, and a talk about the history of Bollywood and Bollywood film posters. 

Program Highlights:

Bollywood Dinner
6:00–10:00 p.m., DMA Cafe
Stop by the DMA Cafe to purchase dishes featured in Sri Rao’s Bollywood Kitchen: Home-Cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films. Rao will talk about his cookbook at 7:00 p.m. in Horchow Auditorium; copies of the cookbook are available in the DMA Store. The featured menu includes butternut squash soup, marsala-crusted salmon and grilled asparagus with mustard seeds, and mango cheesecake.

Spotlight Talk: Shiva Nataraja
6:30 p.m., Level 3, Hindu Gallery
Join DMA Manager of School Programs Lindsay O’Connor and dancer Ahila Gulasekaram for a talk and demonstration exploring the connections between Hindu sculpture and traditional Indian dance.

Bollywood Dance Performance featuring Masti Dance
6:30–7:00 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy a variety of Bollywood dances performed by members of Masti Dance. Masti Dance was formed in 2011 to teach students that dance is not only about doing steps but requires a deeper understanding of movement, music, mind, and body.

Late Night Talk: Bollywood Kitchen
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
Filmmaker and author Sri Rao will talk about his book Bollywood Kitchen: Home-Cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films. Filled with vivid film stills and colorful tablescapes, the book combines a love of Bollywood musicals with authentic Indian home cooking recipes adapted for the modern American Kitchen. A book signing will follow the talk, and dishes from Rao’s book are available for purchase in the DMA Cafe.

Performance in the Galleries featuring the Sangeet Millennium Ensemble
7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m., Level 3 Landing
As you stroll through the South Asian Galleries, listen to a mix of Bollywood music and traditional music from South Asia performed by Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, featuring Dr. Amie Maciszewski on sitar.

Encore Performance: Bollywood Dance 
8:00–8:30 p.m., Atrium
Enjoy an encore performance of a variety of Bollywood dances performed by members of Masti Dance. Masti Dance was formed in 2011 to nurture and teach students that dance is not only about doing steps but requires a deeper understanding of movement, music, mind, and body. 

Spotlight Talk: Dancer Relief Sculptures 
8:30 p.m., Level 3, Hindu Gallery
Join DMA Manager of School Programs Lindsay O’Connor and dancer Ahila Gulasekaram for a talk and demonstration exploring the connections between Hindu sculpture and traditional Indian dance.

Late Night Talk: The Art of Bollywood 
9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
Traditionally hand painted by master artists, Bollywood film posters have a distinct visual language and a rich artistic history in India. Join UT Austin film historian Dr. Lalitha Gopalan for a brief history of Bollywood and discover how film posters are coded to communicate the narratives of Bollywood films.  

 

Check back soon for a full schedule of events!