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.

Film Programmes

The Museum has an active film programme which includes regular public screenings of art videos, documentaries, art house movies and much more. Films are screened at the state-of-the-art Education Centre.

What’s On


Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

SEPTEMBER 06, 2018    06:00 pm - 08:00 pm


Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman

Swedish with EST, B/W, 84 min, 1966

According to Carl Jung, a persona is the mask that we wear to reveal and conceal who we are. In Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name, two characters find themselves in a hall of mirrors, forcing them to look within and beyond at the myths and desires that shape their identities. A meditation on the nature of Being, the unconscious, performativity, transcendence and the nature of art, ‘Persona’ is considered to be a modern day existential classic. The film is shot in exquisite black and white by Sven Nykvist and is known for its pristine cinematography, enigmatic structure and incredible performances by its two lead actors, Bibi Anderson and Liv Ullman. Since it’s release in 1966, Persona has been persistently on the every list of the best films ever made.

About Movies at the Museum

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. Film, art and academic practitioners are invited from time to time to engage in discussion on their work. The screenings are free and open to public.


From the Palettes collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018    06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Tapestries - La Dame à la Licorne / The Lady with the Unicorn (end of 15th century) (30')
This work consists of six of the most famous tapestries in the world, each one reflecting one of the senses. The richly woven wool and silk tapestries depict women dressed in finery, various animals, foliage. The tapestries raise several questions that are difficult to answer.

Titien - Le Concert Champêtre / The Pastoral Concert (around 1509) (30')
This painting is attributed to either Renaissance masters Titian or Giorgione. The mystery surrounding it has made it famous. This documentary alludes to Venetian culture of the early 16th century and confronts it with the contradictory interpretations made by modern painters such as Manet, in his 'Luncheon on the Grass'.

Leonardo da Vinci - La Vierge, l'enfant Jéus et Sainte Anne / The Virgin and the Child with Saint Anne (around 1510) (30')
This painting has been subjected to numerous writings and analyses that explore Leonardo's prophecies, dreams and obsessions. The documentary takes the viewers on an investigation, discussing the minutest details seen in this painting.

About Palettes Series by Alain Jaubert:
The Palettes series of documentaries explores great paintings throughout the history of art. From the canvas to the type of brush used by the artist, from the historical or individual context of the painting to the characters displayed in its features, each episode uses the finest technology to uncover the endless secrets a work can hide.


Children’s Film Festival

Presented in collaboration with the Canada in India (High Commission of Canada)

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018    04.00 pm - 05.00 pm

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!

Following movies will be screened in this edition:

1. Roses Sing on New Snow by Yuan Zhang
2002 | 7 min
In this animated short, Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the credit. When a dignitary from China visits and tastes one her dishes, Maylin finally earns recognition.

2. Dingles by Les Drew
1988 | 7 min
Created by award-winning animator/director Les Drew, this animated short features Doris Dingle and her family of three cats. Sure to appeal to children of all ages, The Dingles shows what happens when an unexpected violent wind disrupts the family's idyllic life. The film is based on the book The Dingles, written by Helen Levchuk and illustrated by John Bianchi.

3. Blackberry Subway Jam by Robert Doucet
1984 | 8 min
This short animation based on a popular children's story by Robert Munsch tells the story of a young boy with a major problem: his apartment has become a subway station but his mother doesn't believe him and blames him for the commuters' mess. Jonathan takes his problem to City Hall and gets his first look at what bureaucratic bungling is all about.

4. The Boy and the Snow Goose by Gayle Thomas
1984 | 10 min
This animated short tells the story of a young boy who finds an injured snow goose and nurses it back to health. Constant companions through the sun-filled days of summer, the two sadly separate in the fall when the bird obeys the call to join its flock for the annual flight south. Will the friendship endure?

5. Getting Started by Richard Condie
1979 | 12 min
This hilarious short animated film stars a man who procrastinates. Our hero attempts to practice a piece of music on the piano, but distractions get in the way. When he finally sits down to play, pandemonium breaks loose.

6. What on Earth! by Les Drew & Kaj Pindal
1966 | 9 min
This animated short proposes what many earthlings have long feared – that the automobile has inherited the planet. When life on Earth is portrayed as one long, unending conga-line of cars, a crew of extra-terrestrial visitors understandably assume they are the dominant race. While humans, on the other hand, are merely parasites. An Oscar® nominee, this film serves as an entertaining case study.

Recommended age group: 5 years & above
Museum Entry fee applicable. Limited seating on first come, first serve basis.


Premier of Season 9: Art in 21st Century

In collaboration with Art 21

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018    06.00 pm - 07.30 pm


A special public screening of an episode, Berlin from the upcoming season
Series producer, Nick Ravich, will be present to introduce and discuss the series. The season is set to premier on US TV in late September.

Duration of the film: 56 Minutes
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Featured Artists:
Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Hans Berg (b. 1978, Rättvik, Sweden)
Nathalie Djurberg (b.1978, Lysekil, Sweden)
Hiwa K (b. 1975, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq)
Susan Philipsz (b. 1965, Glasgow, Scotland)

A city still in the midst of a post–Cold War cultural and economic rebirth, since the 1990s Berlin has become a haven for artists from all over the world—a free zone where experimentation, individual expression, and international influences converge. From creating large-scale public projects to intimately personal ones, the artists in this episode demonstrate the diversity of practice and sensibilities in the German capital, expose its complicated history of war and migration, and convey hopes for finding systems that foster a better tomorrow.

With the support of his interdisciplinary studio, Olafur Eliasson produces epic,technically sophisticated sculptures and installations, using natural elements like light, water, and air to alter viewers’ sensory perceptions. Expanding the role of the artist, Eliasson contemplates how art can function as a “civic muscle,” offering solutions to global problems like climate change and renewable energy. Sculptor-musician duo Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg create playful and bawdy clay animation films and installations that riff on fables, allegories, and myths. Together, they build elaborate immersive environments that marry moving images with hypnotic musical scores. Hiwa K questions his role as an artist within the ever-shifting political landscapes in Europe and the Middle East. The sculptures, videos, and performances by the Iraqi-Kurdish artist slyly mix his biography with the larger story of migration and East-West relations in Europe. Susan Philipsz treats audio as a sculptural object, using historically-resonant sources—like an orchestral work by a composer who was interned in a German concentration camp in the 1940s—to create unexpectedly haunting and lyrical installations.

About Art21:
Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.

Art21 provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice to diverse audiences around the world, using the power of digital media to introduce millions of people to contemporary art and artists. For nearly two decades, Art21 has changed the paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.

About Nick Ravich:
After graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art, Nick worked for filmmaker Errol Morris as a researcher, starting a nearly twenty year career in documentary production. Throughout his career Nick has been able to specialize in broadcast arts and culture productions, working with hundreds of artists on projects like Blackside’s I’ll Make Me a World and WGBH-TV’s Greater Boston Arts. Having worked at Art21 since 2006, Nick has managed the production of 5 seasons (and counting) of the Peabody Award-winning series Art in then Twenty-First Century as well as co-creating and producing the Webby-nominated digital series New York Close Up. Serving as a series producer for both those programs, Nick is currently Art21’s Director of Video Programming & Production.

Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Free Screening. Open to all.
Limited seating on a first come, first basis.