A first-of-its-kind private-public art museum was inaugurated on Wednesday in Lower Parel.
“Husband-wife duo Swati and Ajay Piramal have built up an exhaustive art collection over the past eight years, which include scores of works of Indian modernists such as FN Souza, SH Raza, MF Husain, Jehangir Sabavala and Krishen Khanna, among others,” said Ashvin Rajagopalan, director of the year-old art foundation.
Entry to the museum will accordingly be free. Also, unlike most museums, which are open from 10am to 6pm, this one will open at 3pm and close at 10pm on weekdays. On weekends, it will be open from 10am to 10pm.
“We want office-goers, local residents and school and college students to be able to walk in and experience art here,” Rajagopalan said.
Over the weekends the museum will also host a food bus, invite musicians and other artistes to perform, and conduct workshops.
WHAT: New public-private art museum
WHERE: Piramal Tower, Peninsula Corporate Park, Lower Parel
WHEN: 3pm to 10pm on weekdays; 10am to 10pm on weekends
ENTRY IS FREE