Highlights
  • DAG in the time of COVID-19
  • GIF IT UP! Remix the best of Indian art with DAG Museums Digital Initiative
  • DAG partners with the Wallace Collection London, United Kingdom
DAG in the time of COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has presented humanity with an unprecedented challenge, but one that has been met with both sacrifice and resilience by a multitude of people at the frontlines—doctors, nurses, providers of essential supplies, government officials, the police, and numerous others, often at great peril to themselves.

In support of the nation’s warriors, DAG raised Rs 1 crore from the fundraiser sale of 51 artworks from its collection, with the entire proceeds being donated to PM CARES Fund and the Lt Governor/Chief Minister Relief Fund, Delhi.

While our galleries and museums remain temporarily closed, we continue to engage with audiences through our digital platforms.  We have taken our exhibitions online and are sharing narratives from our museums to ensure we can create spaces of comfort and reflection through art, as we stay safe and stay at home.
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GIF IT UP! Remix the best of Indian art with DAG Museums
Digital Initiative

DAG Museums in collaboration with The Heritage Lab and Europeana launched GIF IT UP! India in July 2020, becoming the first museum from India to open up parts of its collection to be reinterpreted and remixed by all. Inviting creatives to develop GIFs based on artworks by iconic Indian artists, this initiative is a part of DAG’s vision of making art accessible, and building a shared legacy.
In 2019, DAG partnered with the Archaeological Survey of India to establish Drishyakala, the first public-private museum in India, at the Red Fort. In Varanasi, a collaboration with the Ministry of Textiles led to a museum-exhibition titled Eternal Banaras. In January 2020, the Ghare Baire museum-exhibition was inaugurated at the historic Currency Building in Kolkata, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art
Find out more about GIF IT UP! India and stay connected to the DAG Museums on Facebook and Instagram

DAG partners with the Wallace Collection
London, United Kingdom

The Wallace Collection in partnership with DAG presents ‘Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company’, an unprecedented exhibition that brought together some of the greatest masterpieces of Indian painting together to the UK for the first time. DAG is proud to collaborate with, and support, this venerable institution to take Forgotten Masters to the UK. This partnership is a part of DAG’s institutional vision of taking Indian art to wider audiences, in India and abroad, so as to facilitate a deeper understanding of the depth of Indian art traditions, particularly those which have historically not been given their due. Explore the exhibition here.

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Artist in Focus

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Ved Nayar’s work is rooted in the present moment, exploring the precarity of the environment and the human condition through his signature elongated figures, who inhabit a liminal space between heaven and sky, the present and the future, the human and the non-human.

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Artwork of the Month

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Paritosh Sen
Untitled (Isabelle in Black Dress), 1982
Acrylic on canvas
56 × 53 in / 142.2 × 134.6 cm

Sen’s reflection on his encounters with racism as a visiting professor at the University of Maryland resonates powerfully even today.

 

Publication of the Month

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India’s Rockefeller Artists (ed. Kishore Singh) The John D. Rockefeller III Fund created an opportunity for Indian artists to travel to the United States of America. This publication explores the impact of these exchanges, and the pivotal moments in the journeys of the artists as they negotiated the global and the local.

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