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New Irving Archives and Museum Exhibition Highlights Indian Contributions to America


Irving, Texas. February 10, 2020

On Feb. 16, a new traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian opens at the Irving Archives and Museum (IAM), 801 W. Irving Blvd., that explores the Indian American experience and the community’s political, professional and cultural contributions to American life and history. "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation" will run through April 11. 

From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to Civil Rights pioneers to digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have long been an inextricable part of American life. Today, one out of every 100 Americans traces his or her roots to India. "Beyond Bollywood" spotlights breakthroughs in business, the arts, medicine, science and technology, and the flavorful food, flamboyant fashion and yoga of India that have become a central part of American culture. 


The IAM with the ThinkIndia Foundation invites the community to immerse themselves in a special concurrent event, "India a la Art: A Culture Collective," that will run Feb. 22-23. Activities include: 

  • 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22 | Aroma & Mandala Art Therapies | Free
  • 12:30 p.m. Feb. 22 | Gentle Yoga and Therapeutic Movement | Free
  • 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 | Chair Yoga for All | Free
  • 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 | The Art of Making Indian Chai | $15
  • 1 p.m. Feb. 23 | Ayurveda for Modern Living | Free
  • 3 p.m. Feb. 23 | Tips for Using Body and Breath to Self-Manage Mood and Stress | Free

RSVP/register online now.


Beginning Feb. 16, the IAM’s operating hours are:

  • Wednesday 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Friday 12 - 5 p.m.; first Friday each month, 12 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.

Learn more at the IAM Facebook page and the IAM website.

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