Art Basel

Southern India gets its first major museum

“Home to 11 million people, India’s tech capital, Bengaluru, is about to welcome its first major private museum. Seven years in the making – and plagued by delays – the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) will open to the public on February 18. With a focus on both physical and social accessibility, MAP is the brainchild of Abhishek Poddar, a Calcutta-born, Bengaluru-based industrialist who has been collecting art assiduously since the 1980s. Poddar first conceived of MAP in 2016 with the conviction that art literacy was essential to navigating the complexities of a visually saturated world.”

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