On this engaging experience, Anita Yewale will lead us through two museums and a gallery in Alibaug. Anita is a graphic designer turned history and heritage enthusiast. Besides running her own stationary brand, she works as a docent with various museums and art institutions in the city.
We will assemble at 8.15 am at the Gateway of India and depart for Mandwa by ferry. Once we arrive at Mandwa we will board our local transport and head to the fascinating Dashrath Patel museum. We will then visit The Guild Art Gallery where we will walk through the current exhibition and later engage with it through an activity, and then treat ourselves to a delicious local Konkani lunch. On the menu is fresh fish for the non vegetarians and a whole feast complete with local sweets for the vegetarians.
After lunch we will visit the Karmarkar Shilpalaya to see an incredible collection of sculptures. We will then head back to Mandwa to board our ferry back to the Gateway of India, which departs at 5 pm. We will return to the Gateway of India by 6 pm.
Meeting point: 8.15 am, 23rd February, Gateway of India, Mumbai
Duration: 8.30 am to 6 pm
Dashrath Patel Museum:
Dashrath Patel was the first recipient of a Padmashri in 1981 for design and design education. He was an innovator, an explorer of multi-disciplinary dimensions of visual art and a visual thinker, who helped found the NID Ahmedabad in 1961.
Through his many design interventions he virtually sculpted the face of the nation in the outside world.
The museum houses paintings, ceramics, photography and design-related work by Dashrath Patel. Mumbai architect and interior designer Pinakin Patel set it up to celebrate Dashrath Patel’s legacy.
We will understand more about the museum and Dashrath Patel’s works via an interactive visit to the museum.
The Guild Art Gallery:
Set amidst Alibaug’s scenic backdrop, The Guild is a gallery that promotes and provides a platform for innovation and experimentation in contemporary art.
“Text Matters” is one such group exhibition of artists who have incorporated text as a means to mark their personal, social or political concerns.
We will walk through the exhibition and later engage with it by creating our own text based piece of artwork.
A 1962 Padmashri awardee, Nanasaheb Karmarkar was a renowned sculptor who was known to have breathed and infused life into clay.
At the Karmarkar Shilpalaya we will walk through and explore his love affair with clay.
- Interactive visit of three spaces – Dashrath Patel Museum, The Guild and the Karmarkar Shilpalaya
- Return ferry costs from Mumbai via the bigger catamarans
- Transport in Alibaug
- Local Konkani lunch (veg or non veg)
- All entrance fees
- Transport to and from the Gateway of India
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions