Free Public Tours

Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.


MAR 11, 2018        05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Mumbai Local with Junoon

Arts Practice and the Politics of Inclusion: A critical Enquiry

Join us for a session with visual artist, Navjot Altaf, who will share her thoughts and questions on the politics of artistic practices, the nature of research, collaborative and participative practice, and the politics of inclusion.


MAR 04, 2018        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Listen to Uttarakhandi and Uttarbharatiya Folk at the Museum Plaza!


MAR 15, 2018     06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

Turup (Checkmate)

By Ektara Collective

Turup is a fiction feature set in contemporary Bhopal about three women whose lives intersect as they struggle with the gender, caste and class divisions that play out in everyday life. A chess game that is played out on the street, becomes a metaphor for their tale. Puloma Pal, the editor of the film will be present at the screening to discuss the film


MAR 29, 2018     06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

From the Paletts collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

Ingres - Le bain turc (1859-63)
Manet - Olympia (1865)
Renoir - Le bal du moulin de la Galette (1876)


MAR 16, 2018     11:00 am - 2.00 pm

Be a Scientific Teacher and SciStory Person

In collaboration with the Academy of STEAM Stories

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)

A teacher-training workshop aimed to introduce teachers and educators to STEAM stories and encourage them to create science stories, which they can use as value additions to science teaching in classrooms.

Public Lecture

MAR 25, 2018     4 pm - 5.30 pm

Public Talk: The World’s Within - Science Fiction and Fantasy through 19th and 20th Century

By Dr. Kurush Dalal

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Kurush Dalal around 19th century science fiction/fantasy, especially various theories about the Earth and the idea of apocalypse as propagated in pop culture.

Public Lecture

MAR 22, 2018     6:00 pm - 7.30 pm

Feminine Fables: The Body as Site

By Dr. Geeti Sen

From the 1980s a bold representation of feminist intent has grown in India, in writings, performance and cinema as much as in contemporary art practice. This talk begins with the celebrated painting of 'Bharat Mata' in 1905, created by Abanindranath Tagore as a metaphor for the nation, and how the image evolved with new aspirations. Women perceived themselves differently – not as objects of beauty but as impassioned and filled with desire. Amrita Sher-Gil pioneered these concerns by focusing on the body, and her unfinished project was continued by artists. Gogi Saroj Pal, Anupam Sud, Arpita Singh, Nalani Malani, Navjot Altaf, Nilima Sheikh are some who have contributed significantly to subverting the icon. This study concludes with the concept of Shakti: of finding the energy of the goddess within themselves which has today emboldened women.

Public Lecture

MAR 30, 2018     6:00 pm - 7.30 pm

Talk: Tacita Dean, Process and the Non-deliberate Act

By Tacita Dean

In collaboration with Film Heritage Foundation

he talk will be followed by an interview moderated by Indian art critic and cultural theorist, Ranjit Hoskote.Celebrated British artist, Tacita Dean, will give a lecture on her own process and practice with particular reference to her frequent use of 16mm and 35mm film in her work. She will talk about the importance of ‘medium’ to artists and about the museum’s responsibility to exhibit works of art in their original form, and how this has become eroded in recent years in relation to film and other photochemical mediums. She will also touch on the vital role semantics have played in the fight to save film.