Museum of Goa, occupies a paradoxical location in Pilerne Industrial Estate, Bardez, surrounded by industries on one side, and forestland on the other.
The large and spacious structure is designed by the well-known architect Dean D’Cruz, and provides a tranquil alternative to the hustle and bustle that goes on around it. With an internal area of 1500m2, MOG offers a vibrant and inclusive space for many forms of contemporary art. Spanning three storeys, every floor of the museum has something new to offer its visitors. With content including painting, sculpture, video, virtual reality and photography, MOG embraces multidisciplinary art forms, and uses its bright, airy galleries to showcase the work of both established and emerging artists. In addition to the gallery space for both temporary and permanent exhibitions, Museum of Goa also houses an auditorium, studios for artists, a store and a café.
And this is not all. Step outside and you will arrive at the MOG sculpture garden. Looking out over never ending forests, the space is home to attractive installations, including the well-known Carpet of Joy. Overlooked by the museum, and bordered by workshop spaces, the garden adds yet another dimension to MOG, and provides an area regularly used for events, courses and performances.