Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata is the oldest fine arts academy in India. It was founded by Lady Ranu Mukherjee in 1933. The academy accommodates a large collection of paintings and other art works by important Bengal School artists like Gaganendranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Nandala Basu and many others. Maharaja Prodyot Kumar Tagore was the first president of Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. The academy run under his leadership for a long period of art and the strong foundations were laid by him, it can be said that. The vision of the academy is “to foster and encourage the Group Theatres in the state irrespective Of their stature and reputation.†People from all over the world, interested in art, visit the academy and the exhibitions conducted by the academy.

Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh, is a prestigious museum of North India having collections of Pahari Gandharan sculptures, and Rajasthani beautiful miniature paintings. It owes its jab. existence to the partition of India in August, 1947. Before the partition, the collections of art objects, paintings and sculptures were housed in the Central Museum, Lahore, which later became the capital of Pun After partition, the division of collections took place on April 10, 1948. Sixty percent of objects were retained by Pakistan and forty percent collection fell in the share of India which was a great fortune. The museum was inaugurated on 6 May 1968 Chandigarh.

Government  Museum,  Chennai  also  known  as  the  Madras  Museum,  it  is  a  museum  based  on  Indian  history  and  culture.  It  is  located  in  the  government museum  complex  in  Chennai.  It  was  started  in  the  year  1851.  It  is  the  second  oldest  museum  in  India  and  the  tenth oldest  in  the  world.  It  consists  of  a  Main  building  with  a  variety  of  paintings  and  sculptures,  a  Front  building  with puppets,  a  Bronze  gallery  with  bronze  sculptures  and  old  coins,  a  National  Art  Gallery  with  traditional  paintings  and  a Contemporary  Art  Gallery  with  Britishtime  portraits. A  few  of  the  famous  artefacts  preservedhere  are: ꞏ  Sculpture  of  Lord  Vishnu  in  bronze  from  the  Chola  period ꞏ  Sculpture  of  Bhadrakali(  a  form  of  goddess  Shakti)  in  bronze  from  the  14th  century  CE ꞏ  Sculpture  of  Dakshinamurthi(Lord  Shiva  in  the  form  of  a  teacher)  from  the  Chola  period,  12th  century  CE ꞏ  Sculpture  of  Mahishasuramardini(Goddess  Durga)  in  bronze  from  the  Chola  period,  11th  century  CE ꞏ  Tribal  artefacts  from  Assam This  museum  also  has  a  3D  theatre  under  construction.  It  is  the  first  of  its  kind  in  a  state  museum.  It  will  be  screening scienceoriented  films.  They  will  be  20  mins  long  films  and  will  be  played  five  times  a  day.

Indian Museum ,Kolkata. Founded in 1814 at the cradle of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (at the present building of the Asiatic Society, 1 Park Street, Kolkata), Indian Museum is the earliest and the largest multipurpose Museum not only in the Indian subcontinent but also in the Asia Pacific region of the world. With the foundation of Indian Museum in 1814, the Museum movement started rolling in India and through the years from then, got a new fillip and great momentum. Since then, it has so magnificently developed and culmina ted into the fruitful existence of more than 400 museums in the country. The movement, which was started in 1814, in fact was the beginning of a significant epoch initiating the sociocultural and scientific achievements of the country. It is otherwise con the end of mediaeval era.

JEHANGIR  ART  GALLERY, The  gallery  is  named  after  its  founder  Sir  Cowasji  Jehangir.  It  was  established  in  1952.  It  is  situated  in  south  Mumbai near  the  Gateway  of  India.  It  was  designed  by  Durga  Bajpai.  It  follows  the  concept  of  an  introverted  art  gallery  which  is an  example  of  early  modernist  notions.  It  hosts  various  exhibitions  by  painters,  sculptors,  ceramists,  craftsmen, weavers  and  photographers.  It  also  regularly  organizes  lectures  and  workshops  on  various  forms  of  art.  It  provides  an opportunity  for  budding  artists  to  showcase  their  work  and  allow  their  artworks  to  reach  a  wide  audience. 

The NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART,(NGMA) is the prominent art gallery under Ministry of Culture, Government of India.The main museum at Jaipur House in New Delhi was established on 29 March 1954 by the Government of India, with subsequent branches at Mumbai and Bangalore. Its collection of more than 1700 works by 2000 plus artists includes artists such as Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher Gil as well as foreign artists. Some of the oldest works preserved here date back to 1857. With 12,000 square meters of exhibition space,the Delhi branch is one of the world’s largest modern art museums.

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