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Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

Kumarakrupa Road, Bangalore, India
91 80 22261816
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Ranked #31 of 194 Attractions in Bangalore
Type: Art Museums, Art Galleries
Owner description: Chitrakala Parishat is a renowned school of art in Bangalore, with an enviable alumni list. Located in a tree-lined campus, CKP — as it is popularly... more » Owner description: Chitrakala Parishat is a renowned school of art in Bangalore, with an enviable alumni list. Located in a tree-lined campus, CKP — as it is popularly known — has a museum, a store and a gallery worth visiting. The gallery has rotating exhibits while the museum has permanent displays of paintings and crafts. CKP comes alive during its much-awaited fests: the annual Handicraft Mela and the Chitra Santhe (art market), both of which provide outlets for artists and craftsmen. « less
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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was invited as a chief guest to inaugurate an art collection, and I should confess I am no artist, however, I have developed to appreciate "art forms." It is natural to compare this attractive platform created for budding, young and accomplished artists with western best practices. In spite of world class works by many artists, the Chitrakala Parishat needs... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

this is a place that an art lover should not give a miss. We visited last Sunday and found that there were 4 painting and photo exhibition all at the same place (but in different halls of course !!). Halls are big and can accommodate a lot of art work in every hall. Outside the halls and in the campus... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is wow place. Every years once in Jan ..I am not sure about dates there are more that 50,000 painter from across the states comes and put thier paining exhibition on road. I keep going here since last two year. I bought paining for my living area and they are best paining. This happens just for a day when... More

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I am a great admirer of art & I also admire the skills & talents of those who perform in the arts. Art galleries play an important role in the people’s understanding of the real essence of art and make them appreciate their culture. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad is one of the oldest & biggest art complexes in Bangalore. It was... More

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Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

An art academy whose gallery is open for tourists and is a must visit for art lovers. Apart from contemporary art, traditional paintings are also on display. Many art events are held here and are open for public.

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Cambridge, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The art museum appeared to be free when we went and therefore well worth it! There are more rooms than you think they are. For me, I really enjoyed the Mysore paintings at the far end of the museum with gold leaf detail (don't miss the room downstairs as well) and the ones by S.S Kukke. There are also excellent... More

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

As an artist it is a very interesting place to visit in Bangalore. The location is beautiful, however, having seen many other art schools in india, this could have been much better. There is so much greenary all around, but as an art school it could have had more interesting locales for artists to draw and paint. The. Exhibitionn halls... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Best time to visit is during the festivals held here. I had been there during some art festivals which was published in papers and was mesmerised by seeing differet types of art every whr n it is also affordable. enjoyed the whole time there. there are several joints who serve food and bev so dnt think would be problem for... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

It is mainly a sale point where you can get lot of Historical and rare pieces, It depends on the time you visit..If you are lucky will get amazed. When i was visiting, a cultural feast was going there.. It was a great dinner with Bharata nattyam and Mohene aattam.

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chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Entering Chitra Kala Parishaad was a nice fete feeling with all the stalls nicely decorated and the handicrafts from most of the states of India was a joy to see.

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