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.


JUNE 1, 2017        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Hang Performance

By Canada’s leading table fusion artist Gurpreet Chana

Canada's leading tabla fusion artist, will perform the Hang (pronounced Hung), an instrument that brings the sounds of many worlds and cultures together; blending steel drum acoustics with the hollow bass of the South Indian Ghatham and African Udu drum.


JUNE 11, 2017        05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Mumbai Local with Junoon

Music: A culture’s subconscious

Join us for a journey with Vehrnon Ibrahim who is creative music and media specialist.


JUNE 11, 2017        11:30 am - 01:30 pm

Museum Katta / Folk Art

Documenting Tamasha with Sandesh Bhandare

In this edition of Museum Katta, Sandesh Bhandare will be presenting his research into the changing practices and ecology of the performance form of Tamasha across Maharashtra.


JUNE 18, 2017        11:30 am - 01:40 pm

Museum Katta

Kishori Aamonkar: A Memoir

Screening of 'Bhinna Shadja' a film based on Kishori Amonkar's life, followed by a discussion with her disciples, Nandini Bedekar and Raghunandan Panshikar Programme will be conducted in Marathi.


JUNE 04 & 18, 2017        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Listen to Uttarbhartiya Folk and Instrumental Music at the Museum Plaza


JUNE 16, 2017     06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Directed by Sergei Paradzhanov
Ukrainian with English subtitles, Colour and B/W, 91 min, 1965

The film will be introduced and discussed by filmmaker Kuntal Bhogilal.


JUNE 29, 2017     06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Van Eyck, Uccello & Sassetta

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

Van Eyck – Miracle dans la loggia / Miracle in the loggia (1436) (30′)

Uccello – La bataille de San Romano / The battle of San Romano (1435-1440) (30′)

Sassetta – Polyptyque / Polyptych (1437-1444) (30′)

This three documentaries by Alain Jaubert from the Palettes collection will focus on artists from the end of the 15th Century.


JUNE 03, 2017    11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Workshop: Demystifying Hindustani Classical Music

A unique, foundation workshop devised by Tushar Bhatia (Composer, Sitar Player, Educator) to acquaint participants with the basic structures and concepts in hindustani

classical music.
Age Group: 14+


JUNE 10, 2017        11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Workshop: Gond Painting

This workshop gives you an opportunity to learn a new interpretation of the Gond paintings and a different way of rendering the traditional art form on a canvas bag.

In collaboration with Iteeha


JUNE 17, 2017        10:30 am - 01:30 pm

Workshop: Embroider Nature!

Join us on a guided tour of intricately embroidered art works at the Museum and learn how to embroider animal and plant motifs on paper!

Age Group: 10+


JUNE 24, 2017        11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Workshop: Textiles on Paper!

Explore techniques such as block printing, knots & pleats of tie-and-dye that are commonly used fabric to create fun patterns on paper!

Age Group: 7+ and adults

In collaboration with Iteeha


JUNE 25, 2017        06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Workshop: Narrative Through the Lens!

"Narratives Through the Lens" looks at a whole new application of photography as a means to craft sequential tales, and will introduce the eager shutterbug to the world of visual storytelling.

Age Group: 10+

In collaboration with Open Bracket

Public Lecture

JUNE 03, 2017        06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

The Long Exposure: Painting and Photography in Early Twentieth Century Mysore

By Shukla Sawant

The presentation will explore the different approaches to landscape painting in Mysore in the first half of the twentieth century through the works of Venkatappa, Keshavaya, Subramanya Raju and Hanumiah amongst others. It is a time when the physical landscape of the princely state was being transformed extensively through new waterworks, architectural and industrial enterprise, the introduction of electricity and horticultural interventions, as well as the creation of special enclaves of leisure - the racially segregated “hill stations”.