While you stay at home, BDL Museum helps you creatively engage with a vast selection of artworks from our collections and exhibitions. We are running interactive games and stories that reveal interesting historical facts as well as ideas about contemporary art at the Museum!
To mark the International Museum Day & Museum Week 2020, the BDL Museum hosted a webinar to discuss the future of art in public spaces with our speakers Nikhil Chopra, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, and Gayatri Sinha, moderated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta.
It addressed ways in which cultural spaces & institutions will meet artistic and audience demands in the changed environment.
Missed the live discussion? You can still view it on the BDL Museum's YouTube channel! Click HERE
OCT 19, 2020 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM
In collaboration with STEAM Academy
There are thousands of different species of plants in the world. Join us for a session to learn about plant taxonomy and understand the fundamental methods of plant classification. Plant taxonomy is the science that finds, identifies, describes, classifies, and names plants.
The session is curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, founder of the STEAM Academy and delivered by Abhishek Arekar.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to revisit our past talks by eminent scholars.
Solve riddles inspired by the Museum's permanent collection and win prizes!
Join us as we explore our past exhibition and discuss their continuing relevance.
Share your artworks inspired by the Museum objects!
Established in 1857, the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad is the oldest Museum in Mumbai. It is a treasure house of decorative & industrial art objects. The richly designed interiors of the Museum include
the encaustic Minton tiles, imported for the Museum in the late 19th century. These patterns, found on the Grand Staircase & the Mumbai Gallery, are a treat for our visitors and are an
important part of the city's history.
BDL Museum is now on Spotify!
Tune into our curated playlist inspired by the BDL Museum's collection of Ragamala miniature paintings! The Ragamalas in the Museum’s collection are from the Jaipur school of miniatures. Ragamala, meaning 'garland of ragas', is a set of miniature paintings that depict personified ragas of Indian classical music. A raga is a melodic framework in Indian classical music with symbolic associations such as seasons, time, and mood. It is meant to evoke certain emotions among the listeners. Ragas also provide room for improvisation to musicians and singers.
The playlist features some of the most celebrated artists in Indian classical music. It begins with spirited morning ragas, progressing into soulful evening ragas.
Tune into our new playlist dedicated to the city of dreams - Mumbai. From 'Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan' to 'Gully Boy', the playlist tries to capture the essence of the city. The playlist features
songs of various musical styles that developed against the backdrop of the city, ranging from classic Bhendi Bazaar Gharana that developed in the city in the 1890s to contemporary Bollywood
music. The songs selected for the playlist draw inspiration from the city and its people
Piece-by-piece, make a Masterpiece!
How long does it take you to solve this jigsaw puzzle?
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By Nalini Malani
Curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta and Johan Pijnappel
Presented by Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in association with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai Supported by Volte Art Projects
In this exhibition, Nalini Malani explores concepts and concerns that have preoccupied her for decades - notions of oppression and dominance, of freedom and justice. Her art pushes the boundaries of the visual and engages in an optical theatre that is a commentary not only on the present but also on who we are, where we come from and where we are going. As the pioneer of experimental art in India, she creates immersive installations, ephemeral wall drawings, erasure performances, animation chambers and her signature video/shadow plays. Her work questions the profound certainties of life, of society, of experience-persisting 'evidence', which is encountered and felt. In her practice, Malani, as an engaged witness, exerts an artistic pressure on inherited iconographies and cherished cultural constructs.