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.
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.
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. A series of meaningless encounters that always promise to be more, but never do seem to fill his days. When asked how he is, he often says ’Everything is fine’, but there may be more seething underneath. Vishnu Mathur evokes this emptiness of meaning in a film whose form itself distends, with long takes of spaces in which the characters move aimlessly around. The film is also striking for its use of space, from the insides of hostel rooms, to the monumental spaces of the university, to the apartments of middle class families, to the streets of the city of Bombay in the early 1980’s. 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 Alliance Française de Bombay
Yves Klein - Anthropométrie de l'époque bleue / Anthropometry of the Blue Period (1960) (30”) Andy Warhol - Ten Lizes (1963)(30”) Francis Bacon - Trois personnages dans une pièce / Three Figures in a Room (1964)(30”)
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.
Presented in collaboration with the Canada in India (High Commission of 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!
Recommended age group: 5 years & above
Museum Entry fee applicable. Limited seating on first come, first serve basis.