The NATIONAL INDO-AMERICAN MUSEUM builds bridges across generations and connects cultures through the diverse, colorful stories of all Indian Americans.

Events

NIAM GALA 2019

November 10, 2019

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Westin Chicago Lombard, Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL, USA

Mark your calendars, book your tickets and get ready for an evening of GlaZZle at the National Indo-American Museum Gala on Sunday Nov 10, 2019 at the Westin, Lombard. Our guest of honor Indra Nooyi, former CEO of Pepsico and Board member at Amazon, will be inducted into the National Indo-American Museum Hall of

Fame, incredible silent auction items will rev up bidding fever and Northwestern University’s Brown Sugar, the nation’s premiere South Asian co-ed a cappella group, will entertain with their refreshing mix of music ranging from Bollywood classics and Punjabi pop to American rock and R&B.

A limited number of tickets are available for a special private reception with IndraNooyi who is consistently ranked among the world’s most powerful women. Avoid disappointment and get your tickets now.

About Us

Successful and highly regarded programs and exhibits as well as collaborations with leading Chicago institutions have established the museum’s reputation since its incorporation as a 501(c)3 organization in 2008. In recognition of its role as the first and only institution of its kind in the country dedicated to documenting, preserving and sharing the full spectrum of the Indian American experience in all its linguistic, religious, socio-economic and regional diversity, the museum changed its name from the Indo-American Heritage Museum to the National Indo-American Museum.
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Our Values

ENGAGEMENT

Input from across generations, within and beyond the community, keeps us responsive to ideas and issues and true to our grass roots origins. We engage with the elders and with younger generations to document the past and build leadership for the future.

INCLUSIVENESS

As keeper and teller of stories of an incredibly diverse Indian American community, secularity and inclusiveness are in our very DNA and essential to our existence.

COLLABORATION

Collaboration, partnership and sharing are key elements that define us as an umbrella organization.

RELEVANCE

By relating aspects of Indian American history and heritage to contemporary issues and contemporary forms of expression, we aim to keep the stories from the community alive and especially meaningful to our younger audiences.

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