A Confluence of Cultures in the Blue World of Asian Indigo Featuring Visiting Scholar, Padmini Tolat Balaram

Date:     Tuesday, November - 26, 2013
Time:    2pm
Location:   Palo Alto Art Center1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

The indigo dye is one of the oldest and best known natural colors in
the world. The word “indigo” originally refers to a dye, native to India.
Indian indigo was much sought after for its superior quality and
remained a rare and exotic commodity until the 16th century.
Because of its high value as a trading commodity, indigo was often
referred to as Blue Gold. Please see the invitation link below to learn more about Padmini Tolat Balaram and the event. Lecture fee is $10. For RSVP and inquiries, contact; tel. 650-918-6335.


A Special Anniversary Event on the Life & Legacy of Artist M.F. Husain

Date:     Saturday, November - 16, 2013
Time:     2pm
Location:   Samsun Hall, Asian Art Museum200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Please join us for an illustrated talk by Professor Daniel Herwitz entitled “M. F. Husain, Between Modernism and Celebrity.” Presented by SACHI and the Asian Art Museum, Professor Herwitz will use images and words to explore the work of M.F. Husain. The SACHI Annual Meeting will occur at 1:15, followed by a SACHI Commemoration Film Screening at 1:45pm, followed by the Annual Event. Wine and refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, contact


A Diwali Celebration!

Date:     Sunday, October - 13, 2013
Time:    2pm
Location:   Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

SACHI and the Asian Art Museum present a Classical North Indian Flute Concert with G.S. Sachdev on the bansuri (flute) and Swapan Chaudhuri on the tabla.

Tickets for priority seating include museum admission and reception.
$45 SACHI and/or AAM members; $50 non-members
$35 SACHI and/or AAM members; $40 non-members
For priority seating, email or call 650-349-1247.

For general seating, $15 AAM members, $27 non-AAM members. Purchase online, or at museum admission desk. For more information email or call 650-918-6335.


A Kerala Spice & Cuisine Journey With Dr. Anna Spudich and Chef Srijith Gopinathan

Date:     Sunday, September - 29, 2013
Time:     2-5pm
Location:   The Taj Campton Place, 340 Stockton Street, San Francisco

RSVP required, limited seating, or 650-918-6335
$50 per person includes food tasking over high tea.

Following an illustrated talk on the Malabar Spice Trade by Anna Spudich, Chef Srijith Gopinathan will share his Culinary Journey discussing his personal experiments with spice route influences in contemporary cuisine. A Food Tasting over High Tea will complement the program. A carefully selected menu will represent an innovative personal take on traditional Kerala dishes the Chef grew up with during his Kerala years.

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From Samarkand to San Francisco: A Zoroastrian Synopsis by Dr. Jennifer Rose

Date:     Sunday, September - 22, 2013
Time:    2:00–3:30 pm
Location:   Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

$5.00 after museum admission

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, In collaboration with School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), London,
And Society For Art & Cultural Heritage of India (SACHI) Presents From Samarkand to San Francisco: A Zoroastrian Synopsis by Dr. Jennifer Rose

In a lively, illustrated presentation, Dr. Jennifer Rose will provide an introduction to the Zoroastrian religion, one of the world’s oldest surviving belief systems. From its origins in Bronze Age Central Asia to its evolution across three powerful Iranian empires, and its expansion to India, Europe, and North America, Zoroastrianism has had a profound impact on

Advance reservation recommended.
Follow Buy Tickets link or call 415-581-3531


SACHI, Teamwork, and the Center for South Asia at Stanford University Present An Art & Literary Festival, Eye on India

Date:     Saturday, June - 01, 2013
Time:    2pm
Location:   Cubberly Hall, School of Education
485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University

American Collectors in an Emergent Indian Art World: Contemporary Indian Art in the Chester & Davida Herwitz Family Collection

An illustrated talk by Prof. Daniel Herwitz

A literary panel discussion follows at 3:30pm with authors Sonia Falerio, Vikram Chandra and Saikat Majumdar.


Babur to Big Bazaar The Art of Mughal Dressing and its Influence on Contemporary Indian Fashion

Date:     Sunday, May - 12, 2013
Time:    3-5pm
Location:   Home of Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg491 Fletcher Drive, Atherton

SACHI and Asian Art Museum Trustee Komal Shah invite you to a Special Event with Enacte Arts

An illustrated talk with live Mughal era like costumes presented by renowned theater director Feisal Alkazi. Tea and refreshments will be served.

Distinguished visiting guests: Ambassador Herbert Traxl and Kathak Dance Exponent, Shovana Narayan.


An Evening of Ragas

Date:     Friday, May - 10, 2013

An Evening of Ragas
Presented by Hindustani classical vocalist and visiting artist, Viraj Amar with accompanying artists Sudev Sheth on tabla and Anand Karve on harmonium

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8pm
Home of Jasmin & Gagan Arneja
4378 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco

Please join SACHI friends in an historic Noe Valley neighborhood for an enchanting evening of ragas. Royal and religious patronage inspired rich music traditions transmitted from masters to disciples. As court artists entertained the ruling elite and major temples encouraged music as a form of worship, various schools evolved under revered masters assuming unique characteristics. Each school represented a particular lineage of music, called gharana.


SACHI Field Trip to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Date:     Saturday, April - 06, 2013

SACHI Field Trip to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11am
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street, San Jose

Folk Indian Textiles from the Collection of Carol Summers
comprises a rich variety of textiles created by anonymous
craftspeople. Abundant colors, textures, handwork, and
embroidery adorn the galleries. A complementary exhibit
showcases the work of contemporary textile artist Junco Sato Pollack. Meditation in Space and Time: Junco Sato Pollack—Sutra Chant Hangings and Stich-by-Stitch Mandalas transforms 21st century fabrics into ethereal compositions.


Rajasthan Jewelry: A Renaissance

Date:     Saturday, March - 30, 2013

Rajasthan Jewelry: A Renaissance

Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 2pm
Home of Sonya Pelia & Matthew Lutzker
3517 Oak Drive, Menlo Park

Join us for an illustrated take on style, craft tradition and modern adaptation in jewelry design with Sirjana Singh. This informal talk will introduce the traditional practice of craft and its adaptation to modern design. Various genres of Rajasthan jewelry will be discussed with a special
emphasis on the techniques of Jadaoo, Kundan and Polki.