Tackling the challenges thrown up by the current situation, the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), located in Bengaluru, has used their virtual platform to connect Indian art lovers with audiences worldwide through the launch of a week-long virtual viewing programme, from 5 Dec to 11 December. With their collection of over 18,000 artworks, predominantly from the subcontinent, and dating back to the 10th century till the present day, this viewing experience holds great promise for art lovers. The week-long viewing experience will also showcase the museum’s collection of popular culture, exhibits of folk and tribal arts, pre-modern art, textile creations, craft and design, as also modern and contemporary artworks. Adding icing to the delight there will also be a commissioned performance on each day of the programme. The event is a collaboration with 50 international institutions who will bring forth their treasures on the MAP platform as well. This will provide viewers the opportunity to examine the differences and connections that link two objects when they are placed together. Some of the prominent collaborations are with the British Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts ( Boston), The Morgan Library and Museum, Detroit. Institute of Arts, Vitra Design Musuem and the Rhode School of Design. The programme will on view at 7.00 pm each day, in India. Persoaities such as Devdutt Patnaik, Lillette Dubey, William Dalrymple, Ritu Kumar, Rekha Rodwittiya, and Raghu Rai, are art of the programme for each day.

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