Museum of Goa is also known as MOG. ‘Mog’ in Konkani means Love. This Museum in North Goa, India, is in fact not a museum but a unique private contemporary art gallery created and curate by love by Dr Kerkar.
In spite of its Art Gallery like tranquillity, this is not a dreary place. Children as well as adults will enjoy visiting this Gallery. MOG explores Goa’s history through the lens of contemporary art through interesting and eclectic mix of sculptures, installations, paintings and pottery.
His series ‘Fishermen and the Ocean’ and ‘Mahatma Gandhi’s Heart Sounds’ are my personal favourite. I have covered other objects of interest, timing, location and few other details about Museum of Goa in this post.
An offbeat tourist attraction in goa
“Wahan tourist nahin jaate hain Madam, Industrial area hai woh,” (Tourists don’t visit this industrial area) quipped our driver nonchalantly.
My mom, my sister and I were in Goa to celebrate my mom’s birthday and we were game for all things non-touristy! We cajoled the driver and asked him to follow the MOG road signs and Indigo coloured Mermaids for directions.
Spanning over 1,500 Sq ft and Sprawled across three floors in the middle of the dusty industrial area of Pilerne in North Goa, the Museum of Goa was a pleasant surprise.
Eclectic work at Museum of Goa
Museum of Goa provides space for both temporary and permanent exhibitions. New works are added regularly to the displays, thereby ensuring a dynamic and constantly evolving museum.
Vasco-da-Gama was responsible for introducing chillies into India. This wooden sculpture is Dr Kerkar’s ode to Vasco.
MOG is a perfect example of artistic and commercial sensibility working in sync.
Museum of Goa: Subodh Kerkar
Dr Subodh Kerkar is the creator and curator of the installations at MOG.
A qualified medical professional, he gave up medicine to pursue conceptual art 27 years ago. MOG is his work station now and if you are lucky you can even meet him at the Museum (just like we did).
Museum of Goa (MOG) Store
The MOG Store offers beautiful jewellery inspired by the sea. You can also buy T-shirts, postcards, badges, fridge magnets, small sculptures, had crafted souvenirs worthy of curation.
Open Everyday, 10am to 6pm
museum of goa timings
MOG is open on all days from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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museum of Goa entry fee
The Museum of Goa Ticket Price is as follows:-
Indian – Rs. 100 per adult
Foreigner- Rs. 300 per person
Students- Rs. 50 per person (Indians)
Students- Rs. 150 per person (Foreigners)
Museum of Goa Location
Plot No 79, Pilerne Industrial Estate , Pilerne , Bardez Goa – 403511
Things to Know before you go
- Museum of Goa is not a museum, but a private art gallery.
- It will take you one and half hours to two hours to visit this museum.
- Photography is allowed inside the premises.
- Their is an ‘in-house’ cafe.
- Toilets are neat and clean.
- There is a 15 minute documentary which you can see if you are interested in knowing more about how Dr Kerkar decided to give up medicine and pursue his passion for art.
- MOG Sundays is an initiative to bring to the public a series of talks, films and expressions from experts of various creative fields, worldwide. The event curated by Dr. Subodh Kerkar is hosted every Sunday from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm at the Museum of Goa.