Details of upcoming exhibitions will be declared soon!
The Syntax of Beauty
Join us for a session with a compassionate film-editor Sankalp Meshram who will share the story of finding ultimate aesthetic of the film.
with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)
Listen to Indie Pop, Marathi Abhang and Indie Pop Sufi at the Museum Plaza!
By Chandrakant Kale
To mark the Independence Day, the Museum has invited Chandrakant Kale, a well-known Marathi playback singer and actor to perform select poems that focus on sociological issues of the post Independence era, that are still relevant to us today.
Compositions by renowned Marathi poets B. S. Mardhekar, Kusumagraj, Arun Kolatkar and V. D. Karandikar as well as verses by Menka Shivdasani, Nilmoni Phukan, G. S. Shivarudrappa, Shakti Chattopadhyay, A. K. Ramanujan, Ayyappa Panikkar, Akhtar Ul Iman, A. G. Sankara Pillai will be read during the performance. The poems in other Indian languages are translated in Marathi by Anupama Ujgare.
This workshop is based on the Museum's collection of Ragamala miniature paintings that depict various ragas from Hindustani classical music, traditionally sung at particular times during a day and in particular seasons to evoke different moods.
Story-teller Ulka Mayur will not only unravel traditions and heritage of India through four engaging stories, but will also enrich children’s imagination and language skills.
Explore the colours, patterns and designs in Museum's permanent collection and get inspired to create your own, unique Rakhi!
The talk will focus on the 'Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asia and Kargil Trade Artifacts' in Kargil, Ladakh. The museum, in the family home of the founders, houses a collection that consists of a miscellany of objects imported from places as far flung as Japan, America and Germany. The objects were recovered from a caravanserai that was a hub of trading activities in the region until 1947. The talk will explore how objects, particularly of everyday use, might be treated as museum-worthy. How are ideas of rarity, age and monetary value inscribed into exhibition narratives to bolster the claims that a museum makes?
Latika Gupta is the Associate Editor at MARG publications. She has been a curator at the National Gallery of Modern Art and at KHOJ International Artists' Association in Delhi, besides curating independent exhibitions of South Asian contemporary art.
Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar
By Vishnu Mathur
Hindi, 130 minutes, 1981
Vishnu Mathur’s experimental debut feature film is a portrait of ennui and loneliness in the big city. A student of history seems caught up in an impasse where nothing seems to be moving. The anonymity of the city seems to constantly resist the creation of meaningful relationships, in spite of everyone’s best intentions. The film is based on a Tamil story titled 'Milechan' by Ambai.
The film maker Vishnu Mathur and writer Ambai will be present and the screening will be followed by a discussion with film theorist Elroy Pinto.
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
Yves Klein - Anthropométrie de l'époque bleue /
Anthropometry of the Blue Period (1960)
Andy Warhol - Ten Lizes (1963)
Francis Bacon - Trois personnages dans une pièce /
Three Figures in a Room (1964)