So, you appreciate art, …you take a keen interest in attending the art festivals and hob-nob with galleries, artists, writers, poets, dramatists, plays, actors etc…you are at the right place, and definitely at the right time. The art market has never been better, people are taking keen interest in art festivals and there is a lot of experimentation in theatre. We take you through the museums, galleries and art festivals under this section.
Kala Ghoda Art District
It owes its name to the 13 foot bronze equestrian statue of King Edward VII, which was installed here in 1879 – and has now shifted to Byculla Zoo. The only horse now is the 25 foot long horse painted by Baiju Parthan on the façade of Khyber restaurant. Dotted with institutions like Jehangir Art Gallery, the NGMA, Prince of Wales Museum, David Sassoon gallery, Esplanade mansion, Army and Navy Building and Kenneseth Synagogue along with a host of other galleries like Bodhi, Museum Art gallery, Chemould, Gallery Beyond, a display of art on the pavement is abuzz with art related activities. It is also the venue for the annual Kala Ghoda Art festival.
We have a special Art district walk tour. Do ask us for details. We promise a lot of fun!
The art scene is very active in Mumbai – there is always something going around in these galleries from paintings, to video installations to group shows that bring together various disciples, sculptures and even performance art. It is very interactive as you get to see an array of work by both top as well as upcoming artists and get a chance to interact with gallery owners and artists.
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Prithvi Theatre – It is a unique theatre space that makes intimate actor –audience interaction. It is rightfully called the Mecca of theatre lovers. Attached to the theatre is a café, famous for its Irish Coffee, that serves as a meeting place for actors, directors, playwrights, producers etc.