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.


APR 23, 2017     11:00 am to 1:30 pm


Introducing a new programming series in Marathi, 'Museum Katta: Cinema'. An interactive session with Amol Palekar, an Indian actor, director and producer of Hindi and Marathi cinema.

This event will be in Marathi and is free and open to all. Museum entry ticket applicable.



APR 2 & 16, 2017        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Listen to Uttarbhartiya Folk and Instrumental Music at the Museum Plaza


APR 09, 2017        11:00 am - 01:30 pm

Shabda - Chitra Pravas

An interactive session with renowned writer Madhuri Purandare, themed around her major projects Vachu Anande and Lihave Netake.


APR 21, 2017     06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar


By Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, 1987

'Pushpak' is a delightful 'silent' film made in 1987 by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, the multifaceted director, producer, composer, lyricist and actor. He is credited with having revolutionised south Indian cinema with films that pushed the boundaries of genre and film form.


APR 27, 2017     06.00 pm - 07.00 pm

Lascaux, préhistoire de l’art by Alain Jaubert La nuit des temps by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

Lascaux is the richest of the decorated caves of prehistory. This program explores the remarkable unity-of-style of certain images and the contradictions between some figures perhaps painted over a period of time.


APR 22, 2017     10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Beyond Marvel: Comics Making Workshop with Nikhil Chaudhary

Comics are one of the few story-telling formats that successfully combine text and imagery. Like cinema, its appeal is largely visual and the varied styles of graphic art stimulate the readers’ imagination to piece the story together. The workshop aims at exposing the participants to a rich medium of comics and graphic novels and how to create comics as a vehicle to express their thoughts. The participants will be guided into a hands-on session to create their own short comics with feedback from the artist.

Conducted in collaboration with Open Bracket


APR 29, 2017     2 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop: Dabu Block Printing in collaboration with Iteeha

India is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of block printed fabric in the world. Block printing craftsmen use wooden or metal blocks to create beautiful designs; sometimes, linoleum blocks are also used. Dabu is mud resist block printing technique in which organic colour dyes are used.

This workshop will be conducted by Mr Dhiraj Chippa, a master craftsman from Rajasthan. Mr. Chippa has received a National Merit Certificate from the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.


APR 8, 2017     10:30 am - 01:30 pm

Workshop: Weaving Tales in collaboration with The Writer’s Bug

Come, explore the Museum with a specially chosen children’s author and learn how to craft your own story!

This session will be conducted by Santhini Govindan who is a widely published, award-winning author of children’s literature in English.


APR 16, 2017     11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Workshop: Build Your Own Camera Obscura!

Use optical illusions to see how the human eye and the mind can be tricked and reveal its workings.

Connect this knowledge with how a camera works by building a camera obscura, a forerunner of the modern camera, and comparing its anatomy with the human eye!

Public Lecture

APR 14, 2017     06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

V. S. Gaitonde: Figuring Abstraction

By Meera Menezes

The talk will outline the journey of India’s foremost non-objective painter V.S. Gaitonde as he moved from figuration to a non-narrative mode of painting. It will trace his artistic trajectory, dwelling on the different phases of his work and the reasons for these painterly shifts.

Public Lecture

APR 15, 2017     06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Artist Response to Bangalore- A Conversation about Change and Conflict

By Suresh Jayram

The lecture is about artists response to the city of Bangalore, and have looked at the city as a text,site,an archive of myth and history,exploration of material culture and it's nature for inspiration.From early colonial landscapes and photographs of Bangalore to conceptual works artist have been looking at change and conflict of a city that has also become an adjective- Bangalored!