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South India’s first private art museum to open in December

“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.”

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