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

MAR 15, 2018    06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

About Movies at the Museum

TURUP (Checkmate)
By Ektara Collective

Hindi, Colour, 72 min, 2017

Turup is a fiction feature set in contemporary Bhopal. It tells the tale of three women whose lives intersect as they struggle with the gender, caste and class divisions that play out in everyday life. The film gently, at times humourously, looks at their engagement with these problems, in order to transcend and subvert them. A chess game that is played out on the street, becomes a metaphor for their tale.

The film has been screened across India and received wide critical acclaim. It is a project of the Ektara Collective, which is an independent group of people who seek to combine creative efforts to make films that are located in people’s subjective realities and experiences. The vision is a collective one, so the directorial credits are also shared. The cast and much of the crew of Turup are from different working-class settlements in Madhya Pradesh. The Collective consists primarily, though not exclusively, of women.

"Turup beautifully uses the game of chess as a metaphor for a larger set of social and political moves that have deep-seated ramifications. The movie follows the stories of a set of diverse characters amidst the backdrop of the neighbourhood chess tournament, which assumes as much importance as the World Chess Championship." - Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.

Puloma Pal, the editor of the film will be present at the screening, to be in conversation with the audience.

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 Paletts collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

MAR 29, 2018    06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Ingres - Le bain turc (1859-63)
Manet - Olympia (1865)
Renoir - Le bal du moulin de la Galette (1876)