Artist : Art & Culture Lecture Series

In Conversation with Tallur L.N.

In an exclusive interview with MAP, the award-winning artist Tallur L.N. discusses his video work Interference, as well as the influences, interests and references that inform his practice more broadly.

Namrata Arjun

The "wonder" of the indigenous state

Discovering the painted world that Bhuri Bai secretly created and then shared with the world.

Georgina Maddox

The Business of Dreams: Photographs from the Studio of Suresh Punjabi

Learn more about Suresh Punjabi –– his upbringing, influences and the portraits he produced at Suhag Studio in Nagda, Madhya Pradesh, in the 1970s and 80s.

Varun Nayar

Traditions and Transitions The Kalamkari Through Time

Traditions & Transitions: The Kalamkari Through Time

MAP launches its theme of Creative Connections, with textile artist Renuka Reddy in conversation with researcher, curator and collector Peter Lee. The duo explore the material histories of kalamkari in the subcontinent, through select works from the MAP Collection, providing insights into techniques, motifs and markets that shaped the evolution of this textile art across different cultures.

MAP Correspondent

Our stories will be told

Our Stories Will Be Told

How does one tell the story of a nation? How many are there? Where does one find them? From the multitudes to the magnificent and monumental, from the tiniest of lanes to the widest of the oceans, from a home-cooked meal passed down generations to films and music that brings us together -India is a land of stories, ancient and contemporary, mundane and divine, everyday and extraordinary.

MAP Correspondent

Director’s Dialogue Series Peabody Essex Museum Director Brian Kennedy in conversation with MA

Abhishek Poddar, founder of MAP in conversation with Brian Kennedy as a guest on the Director's Dialogue series.

Abhishek Poddar is a prominent collector and patron of the arts in India. He has been collecting art since high school and has created a significant collection of South Asian art, craft and antiquities, including modern and contemporary art and photography.

MAP Correspondent

Redefining the Indian Museum

Redefining the Indian Museum: An Online Panel Discussion⁠

ICOM defines a museum as a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.⁠

MAP Correspondent

Breaking the Fourth Wall

The ‘godmother of performance art’, Marina Abramović burst onto the '70s art scene with cathartic performances that pushed the envelope on spectator participation and personal safety in unexpected and unprecedented ways.

MAP Correspondent