Museum of Goa or Goa state museum is 16 km away from Calangute. This museum is a 3 storied building that contains contemporary art works by many Indian and foreign artists. This is the biggest museum of state Goa. Museum of Goa doesn’t only exhibit contemporary arts but it hosts workshops, lectures, theaters, courses, music and dance concerts also. Museum of Goa depicts various forms of arts that includes photography, poetry, painting, music, acting, sculpture, movie and more. By celebrating all sorts of contemporary arts MOG or museum of Goa tries to bridge the gap that exists between various cultures and societies. Museum of Goa tries to build a platform where art can send potential massages to the common people. People from any discipline of life can come here starting from student to artist, from lecturer to a common man. If you have a car you can reach Museum of Goa from Calangute within 20 minutes. Get a Car Hire in Goa from Car Rental in Goa Airport and explore a different side of Goa. Dial 07303338800 for car booking.
Renowned architect Dean D’cruz built this museum which possesses 1500 square meter space. This large museum ahs got art gallery, auditorium, cafe, artist studio all inside it. Museum of Goa opens at 9.30 a.m. in the morning and remains open till 7p.m. in the evening. MOG is an ideal place for art lovers. You need to be there for at least 2 hours to get an overview of the museum. They also arrange for a short video of 15 mins time span that talks about the background of any ark work. If you wish you can attend it. The sculpture section of the museum has got a lot of good quality sculptures. If you wish to buy any art work you can, this is an exhibition cum shop. But remember you must not bargain with the concerning artist for the same. Its’s not a flea market therefore you have to pay the exact amount.