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Museum of Goa, Saligao

Categories: Art Museums, Art Galleries, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • The museums in Goa are representative of the long historical and cultural tradition of this state. The museums are a great space to experience antiquities, art exhibits and objects of cultural importa...  read more »
  • I really liked this gallery. It was a refreshingly different way of showing off Goa. His passion for supporting young artists and making it available, as well as appreciated, by all walks of society i...  read more »
  • visited mog with my loved the place..we also liked it..history of goa told in a different way..met dr subobh..a very nice and friendly man..his receptionist was very helpful..gave us a to...  read more »
  • Finally made it to the Subodh Kerkar gallery. Was treated to the exhibition on Goas history. Compliments to Subodh Kerkar for opening these doors to inspire many through contemporary art. The extent of how much of Goa and Indian history runs in Subodhs veins can be seen through his exhibits. A fantastic gallery... descriptions of each exhibit doing justice to the artists work... Added treat is bumping into the man himself... So cool and casual... Thanks Subodh... Looking forward to your next
  • Worth the long drive. Lots of lovely exhibits - most of which belong to the Kerkar family who've captured and shared their work over decades. Learnt so much about the slave trade in Goa and the period during the conversions to Christianity. Can't help but leave feeling very creative and incredibly proud of Goa's rich cultural heritage.
  • This was launched on November 5, 2015. Its name (which means 'love' in the local language of Konkani) stands for the Museum of Goa & Gopakapattanam, according to its promoters. Museum of Goa (MOG) calls itself "an endeavor to take art to the masses and to provide everyone, without bias, the opportunity to be included in the making of contemporary culture via enjoyment of the arts." This space for the arts hopes to "bring together artists, curators, collectors, art enthusiasts, educators, students and audiences from all walks of life." Its promoters say it will not only be a space for Indian and international exhibitions but will also organize workshops, residencies, lectures, screenings and art courses of a multidisciplinary nature. MOG has 1,500 square meters of space to display art and is located at the Pilerne Industrial Estate. The three storey structure is designed by architect Dean D’Cruz houses galleries, an art store, a café, an auditorium and studios for artists. It has been founded by artist and sculptor, Dr. Subodh Kerkar. The Museum of Goa was inaugurated on Thursday, November 5, 2015. At the launch of the museum, 'Gopakapattanam -- Exploring Goa’s histories through the lens of contemporary art’ curated by Dr. Subodh Kerkar and Peter Mueller was on view from November 6, 2015 to January 25, 2016, 10 am to 6 pm. In a Curatorial Note, Subodh Kerkar, a student-leader-turned-medical-doctor-turned-cartoonist-and artist, says: “For the past decade, I have been engaged with histories of Goa. Goa has had a very tumultuous past, with different empires presiding over her destiny, each leaving a mark on her chequered history… The ocean has also played an important role in Goa’s history. The waves that unfurl across the one hundred kilometres of Goa’s coast have not just carved and shaped rocks, but also ideas, dreams and narratives. I became so fascinated with all these forces, as well as the stories that connected them, that unknowingly, history became a footnote to almost every work I created. "I decided to work on sculptures, drawings, paintings, installations, videos and documentaries in response to Goa’s histories…I spoke to other artists and requested them to explore histories through their own works as well. ‘Gopakapattanam’, is the fruit of this collective endeavour. Apart from being an artistic exercise, it is also a unique pedagogical experiment of narrating history through a contemporary idiom.” According to the museum, a list of artists include: Chandrakant Shankar Kerkar, Subodh Kerkar, Kalidas Mhamal, Shilpa Naik, Pradeep Naik, Kedar Dhondu, Vitesh Naik, Sweety Joshi, Narendra Yadav, Sanjeev Khandekar, Siddharth Gosavi, Tahireh Lal, Santosh Morajkar, Viraj Naik, Munir Kabani, Nandesh Shanti Prakash, Pablo Bartholomew, Alex Fernandes, Urmila V. G., Siddharth Kerkar, Harshada Sonak and Friso Witteveen. Since it's just a day old, a bit early to comment.... watch this space for more.
  • A modern concept based museum which is still a Work in Progress. Good for people who like abstract art, modern paintings and also understand the history of Goa. Managed by good people.
  • Contemporary interpretations of Goa and its culture - a cultural place for the present day artists and art admireres
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