Museum visits soar up the charts during summer vacations. However, owing to the lockdown that has forced us into our homes, all those plans have gone for a toss. That is why, to give you a break from the four walls of your home, Heritage Walks Calcutta has decided to start a series of virtual walks in association with the DAG museum.
Heritage Walks Calcutta and DAG Museums will both go live from their Facebook pages at 7pm sharp when the tour begins. The theme for its first virtual walkthrough on June 5 will be ‘Art and Architecture in Colonial Calcutta’. This tour, called ‘Looking West’ will explore 18th- and 19th-century Calcutta and its visual landscape through European paintings and architecture of the era.
Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and curated and organised by DAG, in collaboration with NGMA, this museum-exhibition is the first comprehensive showcasing of the art and artists of Bengal. @MinOfCultureGoI @ngma_delhi pic.twitter.com/KNprPa2LmC— DAG (@DAGworld) January 14, 2020
This initiative is a part of the Ghare Baire museum-exhibition being held at the Old Currency Building in the city. It is a first-of-its-kind exhibition organised by the DAG and is commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The primary aim of this exhibition is to showcase arts and artists from Bengal.
This is just the first in a line of tours that span all of June. The virtual walkthrough events will happen every Friday from 7 pm onwards. The list is as follows: June 12 (Looking to the Past), June 19 (Looking East), and June 26 (Looking beyond the City). Heritage Walks Calcutta and DAG Museums will go live from their Facebook pages for all the tours. Simply login and head to their pages for your at-home virtual walkthrough.