Government Museum & Art Gallery Chandigarh

‘Darvesh’ : The S.L. Parasher sculpture inspired by an ancient Sufi dance

The ‘Darvesh’ is a sculpture by eminent partition era artist and sculptor S.L. Parasher. Made in mulberry wood, it’s one of Parasher’s expressionist pieces and one of the masterpieces of the Government...

Locust Time: Environmental Art by Sheba Chhachhi

The swarm of Locusts seen across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are the latest instalment of the plague-like conditions that India is battling in 2020. As the skies turned black, many...

The Mythology Crossword by Government Museum, Chandigarh

The Government Museum Chandigarh has an eclectic collection. Test your MQ while exploring this detail from a Gita Govinda by Manaku in Pahari style! You can fill the Crossword online based...

#MuseumJigsaw : The emergence of Varaha by Manaku

In India, many of us have grown up on stories of the creation, and mythological wars between the Good and Evil. One such story is of the demon Hiranyaksha who dragged the...

550 years of Guru Nanak : collection of the Govt. Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh

Guru Nanak Jayanti commemorates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev. He was born in the year 1469 in undivided India, and devoted his life to the cause of...

In Paintings: How the Churning of the Ocean led to the Largest Gathering on Earth, The Kumbh Mela

Indian stories, told through paintings are a sure way to make children fall in love with museums! We've tried and tested this, with much success at the Government Museum & Art Gallery. The kids...

First Visit to an Art Museum? Here’s how to make the most of it!

Art museums are fascinating places and should be accessible to everyone. However, so many people have never been because they don’t know what to do there or make the most of their visit. Don’t...

Discover India with 8 Awesome Museums!!

In this digital-savvy world, museums are rediscovering new ways and tools to engage with their audiences - and Instagram is a hot favourite! In India though, museums are yet to take advantage of this...
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