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Modern & Contemporary


Since the establishment of the Museum Trust in 2003, the Museum has augmented its permanent collection with new acquisitions, to create a comprehensive representation of the city’s art and culture from the 19th century onwards, including contemporary art.

A collection of paintings by early 20th century J.J. School artists offer valuable insights into the School’s formative period and the beginnings of Indian modernism, complementing the Museum’s permanent collection from the early modern period. These works are illustrative of the revivalist, ‘Indian Renaissance’ art movement of the time, which drew inspiration from classical Indian art practices, specifically, the earlier tradition of Rajput painting. Artworks by Keshav Phadke, Kamalakant Save and Subhadra Anandkar are a part of this collection.

A series of curated exhibitions titled 'Engaging Traditions', invites artists to respond to the Museum’s collection, history and archives. Through the exhibitions, the Museum has acquired works by contemporary artists such as Reena Kallat, Ranjani Shettar, Nalini Malani and Archana Hande.


Listening to the Shades
Nalini Malani

2014
Facsimile printed reverse paintings
Listening to the Shades
Nalini Malani

2014
Facsimile printed reverse paintings
Listening to the Shades
Nalini Malani

2014
Facsimile printed reverse paintings
POI/Bharat ke Log
Archana Hande

2014
Video, sound, clay
plaster models, mosquito net

POI/Bharat ke Log
Archana Hande

2014
Video, sound, clay
plaster models, mosquito net
POI/Bharat ke Log
Archana Hande

2014
Video, sound, clay
plaster models, mosquito net
Untitled (Cobweb/Crossings)
Reena Kallat

2013
Painted sculptural installation in FRP and metal

Untitled (Cobweb/Crossings)
Reena Kallat

2013
Painted sculptural installation in FRP and metal


Untitled (Cobweb/Crossings)
Reena Kallat

2013
Painted sculptural installation in FRP and metal
Untitled, Anonymous
Gouache on card





Untitled, Cecil Burns
1918
Watercolour on paper


Untitled, Subhadra Anandkar
1950
Gouache on card