Sahapedia Heritage Walk- Senses and Stories - A Walk through the Government Museum

The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh is one of the most beautiful buildings designed by the great French architect, Le Corbusier. The museum’s unpainted concrete walls, massive pillars and the chiaroscuro of light seeping through the sun breakers enchants observers like a piece of art. Besides this architectural feast, the museum houses one of the finest collections of Gandhara sculptures, Rajput miniatures and modern and contemporary paintings. The glamorous textiles and wall hangings are the pride of Indian craftsmanship and add to the charm of the museum. The display screens, showcases and frames, designed by one of India's earliest female interior designers, Ratna Fabri, enhance and compliment the aesthetic value of the collection.

Join us as we take you through the world of stories whispered by these collections and translate them to connect you to the drama, action and romance of the history of Chandigarh.

Art is an aesthetic experience that can be facilitated through various sensory stimuli. This guided tour will introduce and encourage you to understand art not just through the sense of vision, but with all the five senses of touch, smell, taste, vision and hearing.

 

This guided tour is free.

 

Date: Sunday, 5 August 2018

Duration: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Meeting Time: 10:15 am

Meeting Point: Outside the Reception Hall, The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh 

Walk led by Ms. Jyoti J. Khemka

She is an intuitive painter, an amateur poet and a photographer. A person who savors every moment aesthetically. Though she did graduation in Economics from Delhi University, art, history or architecture was not a part of my formal curriculum, but her various travels abroad resulted in exposure to various cultures and best artworks displayed in the best museums. These encounters emboldened the aesthetic hunger and led her to join a formal postgraduate degree in Art History and Visual Art from Punjab University later in life. To keep a connection with the academic aspect of visual and performing arts, history, culture and traditions, she engages in online courses on art, architecture, psychology and social and political history of the world.

She also runs a small activity group called Fun Pitara which organizes summer camps, various workshops on art and culture, museum and nature walks.

Medium: Bilingual (English/Hindi)

 

Things to keep in mind:

 

  • Mandatory registration closes after 25 entries.

Steps for registration:

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2. Fill the form to confirm your registration.

 

If you are unable to attend the walk after having registered, please inform us over an email or a text message. Register only if participation is confirmed.

One participation per registration. Please do not register twice.

 

Contact at: +91-9417724503/7986081596 (Jyoti)

Email atwalks@sahapedia.org

 

  • Ample parking space is available near the museum.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • There is an entry fee of Rs. 10/- (for ages 12 and above) and Rs. 5/- for photography, to be borne by the participant.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and carry water.

You may carry your cameras and notebooks. 

Date: 05th Aug

Meeting Point: Outside the Reception Hall, The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Museum walk link: https://www.sahapedia.org/sahapedia-heritage-walk-senses-and-stories-walk-through-the-government-museum

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