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.


The Museum’s extensive outreach includes theatre, performance, public lectures and film as well as programmes in collaboration with other organizations.

What’s On

Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019     5:00 pm

Layers upon Layers: The Art of the Graphic Novel With Amruta Patil

Lay Amruta Patil’s three graphic novels next to each other - Kari, Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean and Sauptik: Blood and Flowers. And look. And as you drink in the beauty of each book, note a small fact – there is no visual repetition. Certainly some themes connect. Outliers drive the stories, shifting the view, the spotlight, the perspectives, the enquiry. In the first book, Kari is the lesbian protagonist. Adi Parva is narrated by the celestial river Ganga; Sauptik, by Ashwathhama. But this is only one layer – visually, the experience is entirely different, book to book. This, says Amruta, is a conscious choice.

We are delighted to invite Amruta Patil - writer, painter, graphic novelist - to Mumbai Local, to share with us her excitement with the form of the graphic novel. How do visual and text come together? What keeps quiet? How do the frame, colours, mood, sense of time get decided? How do references and subtle jokes get embedded? Taking us on the journey between her first graphic novel Kari - which she describes as an “awkward fit of text and images” – to her upcoming book with Devdutt Pattanaik, Aranyaka, she will share with us the rich layering (“like a baklava”) that goes into creating her gorgeous graphic novels.

Please join us on Sunday for a deep dive into an artist’s world of offering stories through graphic novels.

Curated by Sanjna Kapoor
Venue: Education Centre
Entry free with Museum ticket
Register via BookMyShow


About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.

Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Visitors can be a part of this exciting outdoor experience. NSPA performances are held at the Museum Plaza through the year on the first Sunday of every month.

Sunday, Nov 03, 2019

Uttarkhandi Folk
Mountone Saaz 3 (Suresh Kala)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Uttarbhartiya Folk
Achchai Pandey & Manoj Sharma
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019

Folk Fusion
Sochh Band
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Indie covers
Pandey Arjun & shubhashish upadhyay
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is a non-profit initiative to revive a culture of public performances and support the livelihoods of artists. Launched in October 2012, NSPA hosts musical performances for a total of 37 hours every week across 6 major railway stations on the Western and Central Rail Networks, and the Horniman Circle Gardens at Fort, Mumbai.

NSPA seeks to reclaim public spaces for the arts encouraging greater interaction between artists and the community, creating vibrant spaces of cultural interaction and energising the very city and its people with greater art consciousness. They work towards securing the livelihoods of independent artists across diverse art forms, thus, enabling them to follow their passion and take their art to new and larger audiences.