Asia Society Texas Center

Family Day: Diwali, The Festival of Lights

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 – Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

01:00 PM – 04:00 PM


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Diwali is one of India’s major holidays, celebrated every year in late October or early November. It is a time of renewal and new beginnings, and families celebrate by cleaning their homes, wearing new clothes, and eating their favorite meals. The festival’s name comes from the clay lamps that are lit outside of homes to symbolize the victory of good over evil. Join us in celebrating the Festival of Lights with art-making, games, and a look at the new exhibition, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place.

Please check back for updates and a schedule of the day’s events.

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas Center.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $8 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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