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 | 58th Edition


By Orson Welles

Friday, 21 FEB,2020   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

Orson Welles' film noir classic 'The Lady From Shanghai' features him in the role of Michael O’Hara, an Irish merchant seaman induced to sign on as part of the crew of a luxury yacht belonging to wealthy lawyer Bannister (Everett Sloane), having fallen in love with his young wife Elsa (Rita Hayworth) – a beautiful woman with a shady past in the far east whom Bannister evidently blackmailed into marrying him. Soon O'Hara is mixed up in a murderous plot cooked up by Bannister's partner Grisby (Glenn Anders). Welles creates a dreamlike fluency and strangeness, along with a salty tang of black comedy and an electric current of desire and doom between O'Hara and Elsa. The film culminates in a legendary shootout amid a fun-house hall of mirrors.

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

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 the public.

Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Free and open to all. Limited seating on first come, first serve basis.


Children’s Film Festival

In collaboration with Canada

Sunday, 23 FEB, 2020   04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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 Screening | From the Palettes collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

Thursday, 27 FEB, 2020   06:00PM - 07:30PM

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.

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.

Le Tricheur à l’as de carreau by La Tour (1635)
Les portraits d’Hélène Fourment by Rubens (1636)
Port de mer au soleil couchant by Le Lorrain (1639)

Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum Limited seating on a first come first serve basis.Screening is free and open to all.As per MCGM rules, parking will not be allowed post 5 PM