Passport To The World: Cultural Program Series

From the Argentinian Tango Festival to Diwali Festival of Lights to a Chinese New Year Celebration join us in celebrating cultures from around the world in our year-long Passport To The World: Cultural Program Series! Each program will provide engaging, interactive and hands-on opportunities that will help to promote global literacy and foster tolerance and inclusion of different traditions, religions, appearances, languages and art forms.

Passport To The World: Cultural Programs are free with Museum Admission. 


Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14

Each August Tango performers from around the world travel to Argentina to compete in the annual Tango Festival in Buenos Aires. In celebration of the tango festival dancers from the Convergence Body and Dance Center will be performing the popular dance and hosting workshops for dancers of all ages! 

Saturday, September, 10

Join the STL Modern Chinese School in celebrating National Teachers’ Day! Thank the teachers in your life by giving them a card, hand-made gift, or hongbao (red envelope) to wish them luck and prosperity!

Native American
Saturday, October 8

Celebrate and honor Native Americans in our region and their role in shaping American history and society as we know it today. Join us in recognizing and celebrating our nation’s different tribes and traditions and how they’ve adapted to today’s world. Join Maria Hussman, an Anishinaabe crafter, seamstress, and proud member of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, and Cassy Kussman, a member of the Cherokee Nation and an artist in silver work and stamping as well as painting, for this cultural experience.

Saturday, November 12

Come celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Light! Diwali is one of India’s most widely celebrated festivals, observed by billions of people both across India and around the world. Join the festivities as we create Rangoli art and make our own diyas (candle holders) to bring light into your own homes this holiday!