With the objective of taking art to the general public, DAG proactively reaches out to diverse audiences, offering them engaging and meaningful ways of understanding and experiencing art showcased in its exhibitions. The pleasure of visual aesthetics apart, art also fosters dialogue and engagement on important issues, be they social, political or historical. And, as such, the art space—gallery or museum—becomes a vital platform.
To facilitate such discursive engagement, DAG plans and organizes exhibition-based activities ranging from curated walks, seminars and conferences, workshops for children and young adults as well as tactile/sensory experiences for the visually impaired. Such insightful interfaces initiate an appreciation of, and a continuous dialogue with, art.
Museums make art accessible to diverse audiences, and at a time when we are needed to stay safe at home, this role has become even more important. DAG has launched a series of curated virtual viewing rooms and walkthroughs, enabling people to explore its rich and varied collections from home.
These capsule collections reinterpret the art works through the lens of contemporary concerns and introduce audiences to the creative practices of artists that they can incorporate in their everyday lives.
Since its inception Drishyakala (by DAG in collaboration with ASI) has been focused on creating an inclusive space for all our visitors. The museum includes The Learning Lab, a children’s activity area across two corridors of the museum; as well as three tactile galleries for the visually impaired, featuring a total of thirty tactile artwork reproductions with Hindi and English braille captions.
Apart from the dedicated tactile and activity areas, Drishyakala has developed a museum programme that includes curated engagements, activities and workshops. At Drishyakala we have forged collaborative partnerships with various cultural organizations like INTACH, Sahapedia and The Heritage Lab. Along with these engagements, we have organized and facilitated museum tours for schools, colleges and NGOs, such as CRY, Magic Bus, Saksham Trust and National Association for the Blind, and many more.
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Schools serve many functions in our society beyond transmitting academic knowledge and skills – they play an important role in spreading cultural values, of which art is a fundamental aspect and therefore DAG encourages school participation in its programming through the year.
Each exhibition offers a takeaway experience for the students through different channels like educational tours of the exhibition, chat sessions, workshops and theme-based activities. These are customised according to the learning pace of different age groups, ranging from nursery and primary levels to secondary and high school. Such sessions not only provide knowledge of modern Indian art, but also enable social interactions, team-building, life skills and personal expressions on different subjects. Involvements such as these go a long way in moulding the future generations of our society.
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To promote an appreciation of art, DAG organises curated walks for different corporate establishment, institutions and expat groups. These walkthroughs of the exhibitions in the gallery space are tailored as per the requirement of the group depending on their profession or an interest in a theme, genre etc.
Such specific sessions provide a range of perspectives from the multidisciplinary narratives of Indian modern art. In addition, they offer exceptional opportunities to interact with some of the most well-known names amongst artists, scholars and critics.
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DAG is a pioneer in organising an innovative interpretation programme for people with special needs, particularly the visually impaired.
Since the needs of the specially-abled are largely overlooked in public spaces, the aim of this programme is to overcome these physical and mental barriers and make exhibitions all-inclusive. Through this project, we facilitate a walk and talk for the visually impaired students from blind schools using tactile aids of a few selected artworks from the exhibition on display. The objective is to enable an understanding of art by involving more than one sense. A book in braille, providing information on the show, is also made available.