Museum of Goa
History and museums
The Museum of Goa (MOG), is a privately owned contemporary art gallery in Pilerne Industrial Estate, near Calangute, Goa, India. It has no permanent collection. At 1500 square feet (140 m2) or 1500 m2, it is India's largest private art space. It was founded by Subodh Kerkar, a Goan artist.
The gallery is not wholly conventional in nature, and encourages experimental ideas.
The three-storey gallery building was designed by Dean D'Cruz, and was completed in 2015 on the site of Kerkar's former studio. A garden at the site is devoted to sculptures. Mog, the acronym for the museum, and a Konkani word, translates to "love".
The gallery opened on 6 November 2015 with an exhibition entitled 'Gopalapatanam', of work by 20 Indian artists – including Kerkar – on the topic of Goan history. Invitations to visit MOG were mailed to schools and colleges in the city.
Dutch artist Karin van der Molen's work "Mind Bubbles" was shown at MOG.