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Welcome to the Museum of Goa

The Museum of Goa (MOG) is a contemporary art institution in Goa, India, dedicated to narrating the stories of Goa’s past, present, and future through art. Established with the mission to democratise art and make it accessible to a broader audience, MOG combines culture, art, and storytelling to foster conversations and appreciation for the arts.

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Our Story

The Museum of Goa (MOG) was conceived in 2015 by artist Dr. Subodh Kerkar. Dr. Kerkar transformed his existing studio into a contemporary art space with the expertise of renowned architect Dean D'Cruz. The lack of cultural spaces in Goa, particularly those dedicated to contemporary art, led Kerkar to envision an institution that would democratise art and make it accessible to a larger audience.

We believe that art is the universal language of mankind and has the power to connect people from all over the world. Apart from taking contemporary art to the larger public, the museum is also a pedagogical experiment in narrating history. The museum is not merely a repository of objects but a laboratory of ideas. In the local language Konkani, MOG means love, representing the museum's commitment to promoting art practice, culture and histories.

Our Vision

Making art accessible and integral to everyone’s life.

Our Mission

We ensure inclusive access to the arts by:

  • Fostering art appreciation through education and community engagement among diverse audiences.
  • Curating different artistic styles, cultures, and perspectives to promote inclusivity and diversity.
  • Ensuring art accessibility, affordability, and inclusivity, both physically and digitally.

Our Team

Subodh Kerkar

Founder-Director

Sharada Kerkar

Chief Operating Officer

Nilankur Das

Collaborations and Engagements Lead

Jeff Kurian

Manager, MOG Art Cafe

Manasi Mhamal

Head of Communications

Pratiksha Varadkar

Finance Executive

Sukanya N

Manager, MOG Shop

Ahasthya A

Coordinator, Exhibitions

Pappu Yadav

Assistant Manager

Manjiri Sawant

Supervisor, Housekeeping

Tanvi Sawant

Receptionist

Mrunali Salkar

Museum Educator

Sanket Mayekar

Videographer

MOG Foundation

Mission & Vision

The MOG Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting art education and cultural engagement. The foundation serves underprivileged communities, including children and adults from educational non-profit organizations, governmental schools, orphanages, and persons with disabilities.

The foundation conducts a range of educational programs and community engagement activities focusing on education, advocacy, and skill development. Additionally, the MOG Foundation organizes public engagements, such as the flagship program MOG Sundays, where individuals from diverse backgrounds gather to listen to experts speak on various subjects. These events are open to the public and offer free admission, providing an inclusive platform for knowledge sharing and community interaction.
Through these initiatives, the MOG Foundation endeavors to expose individuals to contemporary art and Goa's cultural heritage, fostering inclusivity and cultural understanding.

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