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The Museum’s extensive outreach includes theatre, performance, public lectures and film as well as programmes in collaboration with other organizations.

What’s On

Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019  5:00 pm

Fact & Fancy: A Journey Within
With Sukant Saran

"I am an artist of science," declares Sukant Saran. "Some are artists of landscapes; I am of science."

Trained as a high energy physicist, the arts have always been an integral part of Sukant Saran's life. Over time, as he felt himself drawn more and more to the philosophy of science, he also felt himself drawn more and more towards being an artist. The arts went from being a beloved hobby to a serious undertaking; science remained a central trigger. Sukant's artistic practice is inspired by a multitude of niche sciences. His creations emerge from abstracting out the scientific principle as well as the aesthetics from the particular science that absorbs him at the moment.

We are delighted to invite Sukant Saran - artist of science - to Mumbai Local, to share with us his journey intertwining science and the arts. He will focus on his current 3D clay sculpture practice, sharing stories of the science that he abstracts into his art, and the art that throws a philosophical perspective on the science. He will be presenting the aesthetic beauty of science through a contemplation of the art he creates. And he will give us new perspectives to enjoy the art through a contemplation of the science underlying it.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday for a Mumbai Local that brings together arts, science and philosophy through the humble material of clay in sculpture.

Curated by Arnab Bhattacharya
Venue: Education Centre
Entry free with Museum ticket
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About the Speaker

Sukant Saran
Scientific techniques and concepts unravel a wondrously beautiful hidden world which is intimately connected with what is visible. Artists, as is their wont, respond intuitively to this beauty and mystery of Science. Capturing and expressing this great beauty becomes a satisfying artistic pursuit. Sukant Saran, a physicist turned artist, works at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, and considers art a compelling means of self-expression and communication. His abstract pen-works have been shown in two exhibitions, “Meditations (1998) and "Mindscapes” (2001), at Nehru Centre", Mumbai. He has held three exhibition of science-based art; a) “Scientific Art – A Creative Interaction" (2006, IISc, Bangalore and TIFR), b) "SciSights" (2009, TIFR), and c) "Scales: Micrograph-Photo Montages" (2012, TIFR and Panjab University, Chandigarh). Since 2012 he has been involved in creating sculptures; combining scientific concepts with aesthetics of form. A selection of his work can be viewed at the website

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.

Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Visitors can be a part of this exciting outdoor experience. NSPA performances are held at the Museum Plaza through the year on the first Sunday of every month.

Sunday, Aug 04, 2019

Folk Fusion
Sochh Band
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pop Fusion
Shubhashish Upadhyay & Maheshwar Sharma
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019

Uttarbhartiya Folk
Mountone Saaz 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Uttar bhartiya Folk
Achchai Pandey & Ajit Kumar
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is a non-profit initiative to revive a culture of public performances and support the livelihoods of artists. Launched in October 2012, NSPA hosts musical performances for a total of 37 hours every week across 6 major railway stations on the Western and Central Rail Networks, and the Horniman Circle Gardens at Fort, Mumbai.

NSPA seeks to reclaim public spaces for the arts encouraging greater interaction between artists and the community, creating vibrant spaces of cultural interaction and energising the very city and its people with greater art consciousness. They work towards securing the livelihoods of independent artists across diverse art forms, thus, enabling them to follow their passion and take their art to new and larger audiences.

Storytelling Performance | Discovery of India with Folktales

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019

Storytelling Performance | Discovery of India with Folktales By Ulka Mayur

4:00 pm

Back by popular demand with new stories, ‘Discovery of India with Folktales’ is an amazing storytelling performance that will transport children and adults alike through the length and breadth of India with handpicked folklore from the country.

Story-teller Ulka Mayur will present new stories in this new chapter of the session. These stories will not only unravel traditions and heritage of our motherland, but will also enrich children’s imagination.

About Ulka Mayur:
Ulka Mayur is a versatile artist - a performer, writer, director, Kathak dancer and a storyteller. She has a doctorate in literature and one of her research area being folklores, she curates lesser known folktales.

Ulka’s expertise lies in picking niche, but interesting stories and narrating them with great penchant. Using voice modulation and acting skills, Ulka makes each character alive and creates space for audience to participate, almost turning her storytelling sessions into rock shows.

As a storyteller, she has performed in many art and cultural festivals such as Kala Ghoda festival, Gujarat Literature festival. She has written and directed three plays: Tik Tak Tales (a children’s play), Cast Off All Shame (a solo theatre piece in which she acts too) and I, Cloud. These plays have been performed across several venues in Mumbai including NCPA and Prithvi. At present, Ulka is penning a new play for children and a book.

Age group: 4 to 12 years.
Language: English & Hindi
Limited seating on a first come, first serve basis.
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