In collaboration with Embassy of Mexico to India
This exhibition showcases Mexican Folk Art crafted on Amate, a type of traditional bark paper. Its production as a commercial craftwork started due to the merging of two indigenous traditions: the Otomi people, who manufacture the bark paper and the Nahua people, who decorate it. During the pre-Hispanic period, Amate was used for different purposes: such as ritual offerings, payment of tribute and as a surface for the elaboration of codices.
In collaboration with Delhi Art Gallery
This exhibition showcases the works of India’s National Treasure Artists: Raja Ravi Varma, Amrita Sher-Gil, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Nicholas Roerich, Sailoz Mukherjee for the first time in Mumbai. The exhibition highlights each artist’s distinct practice, style and their varied choice of media, while exploring the common thread in their works.
The Emotion of Sound
Join us for an evening of entry into a world we rarely get access to - the wonderful, creative world of the sound designer Abhishek Nair who plays with sound and silence to make every moment come alive.
with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)
Listen to Folk Fusion, Uttarbhartiya and Uttarakhandi Folk at the Museum Plaza!
Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar
Launched on April 3rd 2015, 'Movies at the Museum' is a monthly screening programme, curated by filmmaker and cinematographer, Avijit Mukul Kishore, and architect and urban designer, Rohan Shivkumar. The programme includes films and videos made in different genres – documentary, fiction, animation and visual art. Film, art and academic practitioners are invited from time to time to engage in discussion on their work. The screenings are free and open to public.
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
Le Caravage - The Saint Matthew Series (around 1600) (30”)
Piero Della Francesca - The flagellation (around 1610) (30”)
Persian Miniatures - The gardens of paradise (around 1620-24) (30”)
This Diwali, join us at the Museum for various fun, traditional activities such as building your own clay fort, DIY lantern and diya making!
Explore the history and stories behind this traditional Mexican art form produced by the Otomi and Nahua communities in the village of San Pablito, Mexico, and learn how to make your own 'Amates'!
Join us at the Museum for an evening of screenings to celebrate the launch of Marg Publication's latest magazine 'Documentary Now' which traces the evolution of documentary film making in India in the last few decades.
Lecture by Ram Rahman
This lecture will present a wide body of new work being made by photographers and artists as they look back at modernist architecture and planning across the world. A shift from straight architectural photography, artists are engaging with more complex histories of lived modernism, many through photography.
By Anand Chabra
Anand Chhabra will present the research behind the Apna Heritage Archive which impacted the City of Wolverhampton and the Punjabi Community in the UK and beyond. The talk will reveal how a displaced Indian community (over 40,000 Punjabi Indians) in the City of Wolverhampton developed from their formative years of migration between 1960s-80s and what impact they have had in the Black Country region of the UK.
By Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Mallik
Through an overview to the oeuvres of the three Tagores, Abanindranath, Gaganendranath and Rabindranath, the presentation will seek to articulate the speaker’s enthusiasm and excitement on the distinctively individual approaches in trajectories of the early modern in Indian art from Bengal, ranging from a negotiation with what came to stand in for ‘tradition’ to the firm conviction in the dictum of a global ‘world in a nest’.
Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Mallik holds a PhD in Art History from the M.S. University of Baroda. He is currently Professor & Head in the Department of History of Art, Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharti, Santiniketan.
By Avijit Mukul Kishore
Films Division India (FDI), the Indian government’s documentary production organisation, conducted some unprecedented and original experiments with the non-fiction film in the period from 1965 to 1975. This period is sometimes referred to as the 'Golden Age' or the 'experimental film period' of FDI. This illustrated talk will feature and examine the work of one of the foremost figures of this period -- S.N.S. Sastry.
Avijit Mukul Kishore is a film-maker and cinematographer. He studied cinematography at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and has a bachelors degree in history from Hindu College, Delhi.
Parva Amcha Popat Warla!
Join us for dramatic reading of 'Parva Aamcha Popat Warla', one-act play by Dr. Chandrashekhar Phansalkar! It's a light hearted satire weaved around death of a pet bird. Atul Pethe will narrate the script.
Session will be conducted in Marathi.