The Museum has invited artist and graphic novelist, Sarnath Banerjee, to be a part of its 'Engaging Traditions' exhibition series, which provokes conversations around the Museum's history and collections. Banerjee's practice combines sound with illustrations and text, to create humorous stories derived from history, sociology and mythology. Narrated within the galleries of the 19th century Museum, these eerie, illusory and surreal stories offer critical insights into urban society through the myths and beliefs of our time. The exhibition, 'Spectral Times', follows Birjis Bari, a reporter for a local quarterly magazine, as he records otherworldly encounters with seven characters, which confounds everyday realities.
Curated by Gayatri Sinha and Peter Pfrunder
The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Critical Collective and Fotostiftung Schweiz. The Swiss photographer Walter Bosshard (1892–1975) was a pioneer in the field of photojournalism. A master of both the word and the camera, he made a name for himself as a bridge builder between Asia and Europe, reporting on key political events and daily life in Asia in the 1930s. Today, his photographs and films are a rich source of information for understanding global history. Today nearly 90 years later, his photographs offer a compelling comparison between two dominant figures of Asia, Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Zedong as viewed from a single lens. Photographs of the Dandi March and the training of the Red Army, the message of nationalism and the symbols of resistance that these leaders adopted, reveal salient aspects of Asia’s history.
Expect an evening that explores and celebrates what happens when the seemingly distinct fields of arts and engineering come together to tell us stories that matter to us with Raja Mohanty who will talk about the coming together of art and engineering, at the Dandi Memorial Project.
with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)
Listen to Uttarakhandi, Uttarbharatiya, Bengoli & Marathi/Hindi Folk at the Museum Plaza!
To celebrate the birth centenary of the legendary Marathi polymath P. L. Deshpande and renowned poet and lyricist G. D. Madgulkar, the Museum is hosting a programme that commemorates their contribution to Maharashtra's literary traditions.
Author Prof. Pravin Davane and poet Arun Mhatre will read select works and poems of P.L. Deshpande and G.D. Madgukar.
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.
David - The Intervention of the Sabine Women (1799) (30”)
Goya - Time and the Old Women (1812) (30”)
Géricault - The Raft of the Medusa (1819) (30”)
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!
Join us for a tour of the exhibition and listen into some of the stories. The tour will be followed by a workshop where you can write and illustrate your own mysteries around your favourite Museum object!
This special tour looks at lesser-known objects of the Museum and the hidden stories around them. Join us to uncover the secrets of the Museum and the city itself!
In collaboration with Trilogy by The Eternal Library
How did our city come to be? Piece together the story bit by bit and take a walk through the Museum's latest exhibition 'Spectral Times' to understand how stories are told through pictures.
In collaboration with the Academy of STEAM
Mars is the next destination to explore in our journey through the solar system. Join us for a talk by Dr. Anita Sengupta as she discusses the motivation for Mars exploration and how engineering challenges are tackled with cutting-edge technologies and out-of-the-box thinking.