“The Museum of Art and Photography (Map) in Bengaluru, south India’s first major private art museum, will open to the public in December after a pandemic-induced delay. The institution will attempt to fill a gap in a country where many museums are in a “state of dilapidation”, according to India Today.
The new museum, based in the country’s burgeoning “silicon valley”, is housed in a 44,000 sq. ft building designed by the Bengaluru-based architects Mathew & Ghosh. Its ambitious exhibition programme includes Visible/Invisible which explores the representation of women in art history from the Indian subcontinent. K G Subramanyan’s painting Woman in the Blue Room, (1981) and Mrinalini Mukherjee’s hemp sculpture Naag (1986) are among the works included.”