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



30th edition

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

SEP 15, 2017    06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

By Carl Theodore Dreyer
'Ordet' layers multiple stories of faith, sanctity and love, as a farmer's family is torn apart by the differing beliefs of its members. One child believes he’s Jesus Christ, a second proclaims himself agnostic and the third falls in love with a fundamentalist’s daughter. Directed by the Danish master of cinema, Carl Theodore Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928; Vampyr, 1932; Gertrud, 1964), 'Ordet is known for its distinctive cinematography and mise-en-scene. It was awarded the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.

In the words of film critic Roger Ebert - "Ordet is a difficult film to enter. But once you're inside, it is impossible to escape. Lean, quiet, deeply serious, populated with odd religious obsessives, it takes place in winter in Denmark in 1925, in a rural district that has a cold austere beauty... The lighting, in black and white, is celestial - not in a joyous but in a detached way. The climactic scene could have been handled in countless conventional ways, but the film has prepared us for it, and it has a grave, startling power."

Produced by: Erik Nielsen, Tage Nielsen
Cast: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Cay Kristiansen, Preben Lerdorff Rye
Cinematography: Henning Bendtsen
Editing: Edith Schlüssel
Music: Poul Schierbeck
From the play by: Kaj Munk

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.

Date: 15th September 2017
Time: Tea at 5:30 pm, screening begins at 6 pm
Screening is free and open for all.


Artists from the Renaissance, Part 2

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

SEP 7, 2017    06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Grünewald - Retable d'Issenheim / Altarpiece of Issenheim (1512-1513) (30')

Raphaël- Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione / Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (around 1514/1515) (30')

Véronèse - Le repas chez Levi / The meal at Levi's (1573) (30')

Following the first part of painters from the Renaissance, discover some amazing documentaries by Alain Jaubert from the Palettes collection!


Le Caravage, Pierro Della Francesca & Miniature Persane

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

SEP 28, 2017    06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

The work that distinguishes the Baroque period is stylistically complex, even contradictory. In general, the desire to evoke emotional states by appealing to the senses, often in dramatic ways, underlies its manifestations. Immerse yourself in Baroque art with these films by Alain Jaubert.



In collaboration with Canada in India

SEP 24, 2017    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values. Join us for these fun and educational monthly film screenings!

Video line-up:
1. Dominoes by Daniel Schorr | 2006 | 10 mins
'Dominoes' animates the tiles of this age-old game to illustrate an oddly shaped domino's struggle to belong. Set to tunes inspired by Brazil's chorinho music, the film gives a new spin to the old domino theory as the characters ultimately learn about openness, flexibility, cooperation... and sharing one's dots.

2. Sleeping Betty by Claude Cloutier | 2007 | 9 min
In this animated short, Sleeping Betty is stuck in bed, victim to a strange bout of narcolepsy. The King calls on his subjects to rescue her and they all respond to the call: Uncle Henry VIII, Aunt Victoria, an oddly emotional alien, a funky witch and a handsome prince. But will a kiss really be enough to wake the sleeping princess? The film, drawn in ink, is a classic example of the anachronistic and playful world of Claude Cloutier.

3. I Want a Dog by Sheldon Cohen | 2002 | 10 mins
In this animated short by Sheldon Cohen, young May wants a dog more than anything else in the world. She thinks about dogs all the time; she talks about them, reads about them and covers the walls of her bedroom with dog pictures. But every time she asks her parents for a puppy, they tell her to wait till she's older. But sticking to her motto of "If at first you don’t succeed, try again," May comes up with an ingenious idea to change her parents' minds. Based on the book by Dayal Kaur Khalsa.

4. Dinner for Two by Janet Perlman | 1996 | 7 mins
When it comes to conflict, even chameleons won't change! Peace in the rain forest is disrupted when two chameleons literally get stuck in a conflict, with catastrophic results. Relationships are severed, opportunities are lost, innocent bystanders are harmed and violence seems imminent. Luckily for the lizards, a frog observing the fracas turns into exactly what they need - no, not a prince - a mediator.
Dinner for Two tackles conflict in a lively, humorous and provocative way. It shows that amidst the chaos that differences create, there are still paths to reconciliation.

5. When The Dust Settles by Louise Johnson | 1997 | 7 mins
This animated short features 2 neighbouring gophers with very un-neighbourly appetites for anger and revenge. By sundown, they have destroyed everything... even their homes. Will they be able to put the pieces back together?

6. Bully Dance by Janet Perlman | 2000 | 10 mins
This short animated film examines the roles of peer pressure, accountability and power struggles in bullying – a pervasive phenomenon. When a bully picks on a smaller member of his group, the whole community becomes involved. The bully, they learn, is himself a victim at home.

7. Elbow Room by Diane Obomsawin | 2002 | 8 mins
This animated short tackles the subjects of personal space, conflict and conflict resolution in the workplace. At the office, tempers flare as two coworkers who are sitting dangerously close find themselves bumping elbows and spilling ink. The film demonstrates four common approaches to interpersonal tensions: retreat, aggression, denial and - finally - negotiation.

Recommended age group: 5 years to 10 years. Parents can accompany.
Museum Entry fee applicable
Adult Rs. 10/-
Child Rs. 5/-

Limited seating on a first come, first serve basis.
Kindly note that eatables will not be allowed in the Education Centre where the screening will take place.

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