Calendar

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.

Learn

JAN 12, 2020        11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Festive Fun | Craft Your Own Kite

Join us for a Festive Fun session this Makar Sankranti and craft your own kites! Open to all age groups and family groups.


Performance

JAN 12, 2020        05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Mumbai Local with Junoon

Other Worlds Are Possible: re-imagining through "cultural acupuncture”
With Parmesh Shahani

We are delighted to invite Parmesh Shahani - queer author, culture curator, fashion diva - to Mumbai Local, to connect the dots between his two very public experiments: the Godrej India Culture Lab and his LGBTQ activism. He will talk about what it means to be working from within a corporate space, how jugaad – extreme resourcefulness – is key to reframing paradigms and empowering new ways of seeing and being, and why he believes in having a ton of fun while doing all this.


Performance

JAN 05 & 19, 2020        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)
Listen to Covers of International Music, Percussion Music, Instrumental Violin and Indie Music at the Museum Plaza!

We are delighted to invite Parmesh Shahani - queer author, culture curator, fashion diva - to Mumbai Local, to connect the dots between his two very public experiments: the Godrej India Culture Lab and his LGBTQ activism. He will talk about what it means to be working from within a corporate space, how jugaad – extreme resourcefulness – is key to reframing paradigms and empowering new ways of seeing and being, and why he believes in having a ton of fun while doing all this.


Film

JAN 16, 2020        6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Movies at the Museum | 57th Edition

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

The General by Buster Keaton

Silent film, 75 min, B/W, 1926

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, ‘The General’ finds Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny's fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton's boundless wit and dexterity. This film is an inimitable action comedy directed and performed by Buster Keaton who performs hilarious stunts while holding his classic deadpan expression.

The curators of the programmes will be present to introduce and discuss the film.


Film

JAN 19, 2019       04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Children’s Film Festival

In collaboration with 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!


Film

Jan 20, 21 and 23, 2020        6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kabir Festival

Monday, 20th January 2020
6 pm to 8.15 pm

Film: Koi Sunta Hai (with English subtitles, 97 minutes)
Followed by a discussion with the film director Shabnam Virmani

Interweaving the folk music traditions of Kabir with the life and music of the late classical singer Kumar Gandharva, the film journeys between folk and classical, oral and written, rural and urban expressions of Kabir, the film finds moments of both continuity and rupture between these disparate worlds.


Tuesday, 21st January 2020
6 pm to 7.45 pm

Film: So Heddan So Hoddan (with English subtitles, 56 minutes)
Followed by a discussion with the director-duo Anjali Monteiro and K P Jayasankar

The Film is a journey into the music and everyday life of pastoral communities of the Great Rann of Kutch, set against the backdrop of the Banni Grasslands.


Thursday, 23rd January 2020
6 pm to 7.45 pm

Film: Achin Pakhi (with English Subtitles, 67 minutes)
The film screening will be followed by an hour-long performance by Lakhon Da, a Baul singer from Birbhum, West Bengal.

Lalon Fakir (? - 1850) was a unique figure among the Bauls (mystic folks singers) of Bengal. Lalon still has immense popularity on both sides of Bengal, even more than a century after his death. But surprisingly, very little is actually known about Lalon’s life and much of it is shrouded in mystery. The film aims to find Lalon’s persona, his philosophy and tries to explore the lyrical beauty of Lalon’s songs.


Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Free and open to all

For enquires: kabirfestivalmumbai@gmail.com

No prior registration necessary.

Limited seating on a first come, first serve basis.


Film

Film Screening | From the Palettes collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

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.