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.

Details of upcoming exhibitions will be declared soon!


AUG 12, 2018        05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Mumbai Local with Junoon

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.


AUG 05 & 19, 2018        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Listen to Indie Pop, Marathi Abhang and Indie Pop Sufi at the Museum Plaza!

Museum Katta

AUG 15, 2018        06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Aaj Ya Deshamadhye…

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.


AUG 05, 2018        11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Workshop: Pint Your Own Monsoon Ragamala

Join us for a tour of the Museum's ragamala collection to decipher their meaning and moods, and then paint your own ragamala.

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.


AUG 11, 2018        04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Storytelling Performance | Discovery of India with Folktales

Discovery of India with Folktales is a storytelling performance that will transport children (and even adults!) through the length and breadth of India with handpicked folklore from the country!

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.


AUG 25, 2018       11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Festive Fun: Make Your Own Rakhi!

Explore the colours, patterns and designs in Museum's permanent collection and get inspired to create your own, unique Rakhi!


AUG 04, 2018        06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Making a Museum: A trade routes artefacts museum in Kargil

Public Lecture by Latika Gupta

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.


AUG 10, 2018     06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

Pahala Adhyay
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.


AUG 26, 2018     04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Children’s Film Festival

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!


AUG 30, 2018     06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

From the Paletts collection by Alain Jaubert

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)