Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Cultural Celebration

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

A day full of family fun at the museum including dance and musical performances, storytelling, and plenty of hands-on art making. 

Free Tickets

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with dance and music traditions from across South and Southeast Asia inspired by current exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art. Enjoy in-gallery storytelling tours, hands-on art making inspired by movement and dance, and featured performances by the Chitresh Das Youth Dance Company and Gamelan Sekar Jaya. These events offer fun for the whole family! 



Storytelling for Families with kids ages 3-6, 11–11:30 AM 
Meet in Bowes Court, ASL Interpretation Provided

Kathak Performance by Chitresh Das Youth Company, 11:30 AM–12 PM 
Samsung Hall  

Hands-on Art Making led by the museum’s Art Speak interns, 11:30 AM–3:30 PM 
Bogart Court 

Storytelling for Families, 1–1:45 PM 
Meet in Bowes Court, ASL Interpretation Provided

Music and Dance Performances by Gamelan Sekar Jaya, 3–3:45 PM 
Samsung Hall 

Self-guided Art Making, all day 
Shriram Experiential Learning Center

Self-guided Gallery Activities: Draw with Reina Packs and Art Cards, all day 
Pick up at Information Desk 



The mission of the Chitresh Das Institute is to present traditional and innovative kathak and Indian classical arts with commitment to community, legacy, and seva (service). Founded in 2002 to give youth the opportunity to study closely with Pandit Chitresh Das, the Institute’s Chitresh Das Youth Company continues to flourish under the guidance of original director and choreographer Charlotte Moraga. In addition to training in technique and theory, members learn the history, philosophy, mathematics, and spirituality that form the foundation of kathak and the philosophy of Pandit Chitresh Das.


Founded in 1979, Gamelan Sekar Jaya is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and specializes in the performing arts of Bali. The ensemble fosters artistic exchange between Bali and the United States through residencies, workshops, performances, and the creation of innovative new works for music and dance. Gamelan Sekar Jaya has been called “the finest Balinese gamelan outside of Indonesia” by Indonesia’s Tempo Magazine; the group has performed in venues ranging from New York’s Symphony Space to LA’s Hollywood Bowl to remote village squares in Bali. 

Organizers & Sponsors

Free admission on the first Sunday of every month is made possible by Northern California Kaiser Permanente. Additional support is provided by Target.

Cultural Celebrations are made possible by Bank of America.

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