Beyond Bollywood Traveling Exhibition

Bring the groundbreaking Smithsonian exhibition Beyond Bollywood to a museum near you.

Our story starts with an Indian sailor who landed on the shores of Massachusetts in 1790, just 14 years after the Declaration of Independence. It includes workers who built railroads out west throughout the 19th century and families who form the backbone of California’s farms. The first Asian in Congress. The creator of Hotmail. Doctors. Cab drivers. Musicians. Athletes. And a lawyer named Gandhi, whose quest for Indian independence inspired one of America’s greatest social revolutions: the Civil Rights Movement.

Today, one out of every 100 Americans traces his or her roots to India.

Beyond Bollywood was the first exhibition at the Smithsonian to cover Indian American history, art, and culture and debuted at the Smithsonian on February 26, 2014. Learn how to bring the traveling exhibition, created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, to your museum. It consists of 24-panels, complete with thalis, a trunk, and an audio station.

Beyond Bollywood Tour

May 2, 2015—July 12, 2015
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

August 1, 2015—October 11, 2015
Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA

October 31, 2015—January 10, 2016
Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

January 30, 2016—April 10, 2016
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Bloomington, IN

April 30, 2016—July 10, 2016
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN

July 30, 2016—October 9, 2016
John E. Conner Museum, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX

October 29, 2016—January 8, 2017
City of Raleigh Museum, Raleigh, NC

January 28, 2017—April 9, 2017
City of Raleigh Museum, Raleigh, NC

April 29, 2017—July 9, 2017
South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC

Beyond Bollywood is available for your museum from July 29, 2017 through January 6, 2019. Contact the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to bring the exhibition to your museum. Contact Ed Lisky at 202-633-3142 for scheduling.