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Address: Injambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
Phone Number: +91-44-24490092
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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An unassuming introduction to local art, the Cholamandal Village is a...

An unassuming introduction to local art, the Cholamandal Village is a serene set-up, displaying works of upcoming and established artists, painters and sculptors from South India. It was built in 1966 and is nine kilometers from the city. The village houses an art gallery, museum and an amphitheater for theater performances. This is a residential village for the artists, so a polite reserve is appreciated.

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Signifiant collection of art

The art gallery has great ambiance. Located amidst a quite locality, the building has very good collection of art since 1950s. A visit will refresh your minds with great work by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Manash_Baruah
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The art gallery has great ambiance. Located amidst a quite locality, the building has very good collection of art since 1950s. A visit will refresh your minds with great work by the exponents of art

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Don't go with any expectations...very good paintings..Adult entry ticket 10 & for kids 5 rs....this is just my opinion

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2 Thank madhu507
Cochin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

One can find many interesting paintings here. There is not a lot one can learn from here as there no proper curators around. This place on the ECR road and one can drop in on the way to Mahabalipuram. The tickets are very cheap. *Visit*

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Thank kevinjohn1991
Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited it on the way to mahabalipuram from chennai Adult entry tickets for 10/- INR and kids for 5/- INR There are books, paintings and creations from metal and stone. It is a result of the Madras Movement for liberating and inspiring the Indian artists esp during the Post Freedom Era. It is a refreshing and great way to see... More 

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Thank Remya N
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Truth to say, I expected more from this place given that it pioneered a new art movement in chennai. However, I found some paintings on sale and others for display only. There were books but no artist to interact with and not much information about the movement in the museum. There are beautiful sculptures and buildings in the area. But... More 

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Singrauli, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This place will be really a treat for all those who love art and architecture. To be clear, its only place for art lovers.. Others please avoid. You will be really bored here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

People can actually not exactly visit the whole Cholamandal artists’ village because we are not supposed to enter the artists’ houses but there is an interesting gallery split on two floors with a permanent collection and few items that can be purchased, and another gallery that seems to contain only temporary exhibitions. Though small the collection is made of paintings... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The fee was 20 rupees to enter and included a special exhibit that was going on. The main part of the "Artists' Village" that we experienced was the modern art museum. We did find some pieces that were nice but they didn't even turn on the lights in the museum to properly enjoy the display. I expected a bit more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

laid out exceptionally well, many for sale. if serious buyer can visit many artists homes also. for any art lover, a must visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

It's not so big museum of modern art like in Delhi, but and price is cheap. Take a walk in village among villas of artists, you will find more interesting artworks.

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