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    Piramal Museum

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    A private art museum in Mumbai, the Piramal Museum of Art was established in 2015 by Swati and Ajay Piramal of the Piramal Group of Companies under the aegis of the Piramal Art Foundation.

    It holds the collection of the Piramal family, which was begun in 2008 and includes works by prominent Indian modern and contemporary artists from the eighteenth century to the present. The museum occupies a seven thousand square feet space in Lower Parel, Mumbai, and extends to three galleries across the city, at Byculla, Kurla and Mulund, in addition to a residency space in Thane. They also have exhibition spaces situated along the offices and workspaces of the Piramal Group; their corporate park in Kurla displays the works of modernists such as FN Souza and MF Husain along with works by contemporary artists such as Thukral & Tagra and Subodh Gupta. Their real estate project at Byculla houses works by Binode Behari Mukherjee, MF Husain and AR Chughtai.

    The primary aim of the museum is to make art accessible and provide stimulus to art practice as well as public and scholastic engagement with art. The foundation and museum also organise art appreciation workshops for employees of the Piramal Group as well as schools in the city. It also offers a fully-funded residency programme to art practitioners. Among the exhibitions that the museum has held include a retrospective of SH Raza and works by Raja Ravi Verma.

    The museum is free and open to the public through the week.

     
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    Golikeri, Priyanka. “Picasso in the Office.” DNA India, January 25, 2019. https://www.dnaindia.com/business/report-picasso-in-the-office-2711780.

    Jayakumar, P. B. “Art for All.” Business Today, December 29, 2019. https://www.businesstoday.in/magazine/network/art-for-all/story/391854.html.

    Piramal Museum of Art. “About Us.” Accessed May 27, 2021. http://www.piramalmuseum.com/aboutus.

    Sen, Sohini. “How the Piramal Group is Creating a Culture of Art.” Livemint, July 17, 2018. https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/OmDmp4Q1ovRKGwbaHw6meI/How-the-Piramal-group-is-creating-a-culture-of-art.html.

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