From the Omar Khan Collection and The Alkazi Collection of Photography
This exhibition charts the life of the postcard in major metropolitan cities across India, as well as associated themes of urbanism, art practice and popular culture, industrialization and tourism, social transformation and eventually, the rise of freedom and nationalism.
The exhibition tries to offer glimpses of Dhurandhar as a chronicler of the changing times in the bustling metropolis as well as his tenacious dedication to traditions, morals and most importantly, his art.
Coping with Difficulty: Through the Computational Looking Glass
Join us for a captivating evening of thinking with mathematics, led by Prahlad Harsha who is theoretical computer scientist and will share the story of looking at problems from a computational lens using tools from algebra, analysis and information theory.
with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)
Listen to Marathi Abhang, Semi Classical, Uttarbharatiya and Uttarakhandi Folk at the Museum Plaza!
Presented by Ganesh Chandanshive, Shahir Yashwant Jadhav and group
Join us for a powada performance by renowned folk theatre artists Dr. Ganesh Chandanshive, Shahir Yashwant Jadhav and others who will recite traditional folk songs of this rich history against a backdrop of these paintings at the Museum.
A special public screening of an episode from the upcoming season
In collaboration with Art 21
Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Hans Berg (b. 1978, Rättvik, Sweden)
Nathalie Djurberg (b.1978, Lysekil, Sweden)
Hiwa K (b. 1975, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq)
Susan Philipsz (b. 1965, Glasgow, Scotland)
'Art in the Twenty-First Century' is the only U.S. television series to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists, where viewers can observe the artists at work and hear how they struggle to achieve their visions. Art21 is a nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.
Imagine you are writing back in time to someone in the 19th - 20th century Mumbai, when it was known as 'Bombay'! What would you write? How would you describe the changes you see in your city today? Take a tour of our ongoing special exhibition 'Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj' and be inspired to create your own postcard!
In collaboration with Mandanagraphy
Mandana is an art form that is spontaneously created on the walls, floors, courtyards or verandahs in Western India during festivals. The artist will speak about the evolution of the art form, its symbolism and give a demo. Participants can then create their own Mandana art.
Join us on a guided tour of the exhibition 'M.V. Dhurandhar: The Artist as Chronicler'. Be inspired to create your own collage or montage of images that would resemble a Dhurandhar painting!
In collaboration with Pratham Books
Come celebrate International Literacy Day with a story reading by author and journalist Karanjeet Kaur!
In collaboration with Centre for Environmental Research & Education (CERE)
Join us for an afternoon workshop to create your own Ganapati using eco-friendly materials, colours and decorations!
In collaboration with the Academy of STEAM Stories (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
Learn stories of the old Imperial system as well as the modern Metric system of measurement in this interactive workshop. Renowned nuclear scientist, Dr. A.P. Jayaraman will share seven short stories which can be applied to classrooms to teach students basic units of measurements.
Join us for a fun session on Graphology to know if your handwriting reflects your personality traits. Take a tour of the exhibition of and analyse the handwriting on postcards from the late 19th to mid-20th century with Graphology practitioner Prof. Prajesh Trotsky!
This talk explores questions about the relationship between art, politics and aesthetics as well as minoritarian cultural practices and community formations.It engages with these questions through a series of theoretical explorations and provides a historical overview of such relationships in the Indian context.
Santhosh Sadanand is an Assistant Professor at the School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University, New Delhi. He has previously taught at the School of Arts and Aesthetics at JNU, as well as at the Department of Art History and Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U, Vadodara from where he completed his post-graduation in Art Criticism.
This paper is concerned with understanding how to think about art in the context of community. It seeks to study in what way the articulations of questions of community and art in institutional spaces are implicated in activism. Using the Conflictorium in Ahmedabad as an example, the paper hopes to reflect upon the complex weave between community, art and activism.
As the clock struck midnight on the 15th of August 1947, the subcontinent threw off the shackles of the British Raj: India was free. How should this new nation define itself? Bombay’s Progressive Artists’ Group came together to provide an answer: a modern art for a secular India.
The talk will trace the founding ideology of India’s so-called ‘quintessential Moderns’ and will unpick the tangled web of inter-connections between the notions of the Modern, the Secular and the Progressive within the ‘idea of India’.
Zehra Jumabhoy is a UK-based writer, speaker and art historian. She was the Steven and Elena Heinz Scholar at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she completed her doctorate and is an Associate Lecturer, specializing in modern and contemporary South Asian art.
Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar
Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman Swedish with EST, B/W, 84 min, 1966
According to Carl Jung, a persona is the mask that we wear to reveal and conceal who we are. In Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name, two characters find themselves in a hall of mirrors, forcing them to look within and beyond at the myths and desires that shape their identities.
In collaboration with Canada
The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting Canadian animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values. Join us for these fun and educational monthly film screenings!
In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay
La Dame à la Licorne - Tapestry (end of 15th Century) Titien - The Pastoral Concert (around 1509) Leonardo da Vinci - The Virgin, the child Jesus and Saint Anne (around 1510)