On February 26, 2014, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center opens Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, a groundbreaking exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The exhibition explores the heritage, daily experience and numerous, diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to shaping the United States.
The exhibition includes Swami Satchidananda, the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine, and Yoga. Also included in the exhibition will be historical and contemporary images and several dozen artifacts, including those documenting histories of discrimination and resistance, those conveying daily experiences and those symbolizing achievements across the professions. Music and visual art works providing commentary on the Indian American experience will also form a critical component of the exhibition.