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Join the Ackland as we explore Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, in connection with our current special exhibition Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society. Diwali is a five-day holiday that began in India and is celebrated by over one billion people across faiths around the world. In 2021, Diwali will occur from November 2 to November 6.

Learn more about India and Diwali, courtesy of the Carolina Navigators’ Culture Kit at our Family & Friends Sunday on Sunday, October 17th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Free Family Activity Kits with art-making activities and more will be available on Sunday, October 17th til supplies last.

Made in India, Tamil Nadu "Ganesha", Chola period, 11th century Copper alloy Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.26 Photography by Synthescape Courtesy of Asia Society and American Federation of Arts

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