Academy of Fine Arts

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ankan146
By ankan146
for fine arts lovers
Jan 2020
IT IS is one of the oldest and finest art societies in the country. near victoria memoriala and st,pauls cathedral It consists of an art gallery and a museum. The museum on the first floor has a priceless collection of exclusive objects d’art. The items on display include rare paintings by famous artists such as Rabindranath Tagore and Jamini Roy. 6GALLERIES AND AUDITORIUM AND MUSEUM .are here.galeries and auditorium can be rented. The gallery of Contemporary Art has a good collection of paintings and sculptures from 1900 to present day, that includes Acharya Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Asit Halder, Kshitin Mazumdar, Samar Gupta, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Sarada Ukil, Sudhir Khastagir, Ramkinkar Beij and many others. The Old Textile Gallery has unique collection of Balucharis, Benarasis, Chanba Rumal, Daccai Jamdani, Patola and others. The Balucharis with the names of the master weaver Shri Dubraj and Gostha Karikor are unique. Another important collection of Academy museum is the T. Leslie Martin collection of Carpets that are housed in the Carpet Gallery. The Old Engravings Gallery is rich with the art works of Danielle, Colebricke, Joffany, Atkinson and others. The Contemporary Graphic Art and Line Drawing Gallery houses the works of Jainul Abedin, Nandalal Bose, Ramendranath Chakraborty, Chitta Prasad, Mukul De, Haren Das and others. timings-10am=5pm no admission fee. (vote if helpful thumbs up near review)

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ankan146
Kolkata (Calcutta), India276 contributions
for fine arts lovers
Jan 2020
IT IS is one of the oldest and finest art societies in the country. near victoria memoriala and st,pauls cathedral It consists of an art gallery and a museum.
The museum on the first floor has a priceless collection of exclusive objects d’art. The items on display include rare paintings by famous artists such as Rabindranath Tagore and Jamini Roy. 6GALLERIES AND AUDITORIUM AND MUSEUM .are here.galeries and auditorium can be rented.
The gallery of Contemporary Art has a good collection of paintings and sculptures from 1900 to present day, that includes Acharya Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Asit Halder, Kshitin Mazumdar, Samar Gupta, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Sarada Ukil, Sudhir Khastagir, Ramkinkar Beij and many others. The Old Textile Gallery has unique collection of Balucharis, Benarasis, Chanba Rumal, Daccai Jamdani, Patola and others. The Balucharis with the names of the master weaver Shri Dubraj and Gostha Karikor are unique. Another important collection of Academy museum is the T. Leslie Martin collection of Carpets that are housed in the Carpet Gallery. The Old Engravings Gallery is rich with the art works of Danielle, Colebricke, Joffany, Atkinson and others. The Contemporary Graphic Art and Line Drawing Gallery houses the works of Jainul Abedin, Nandalal Bose, Ramendranath Chakraborty, Chitta Prasad, Mukul De, Haren Das and others.

timings-10am=5pm

no admission fee.

(vote if helpful thumbs up near review)
Written February 1, 2020
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rajveer0072016
Kolkata (Calcutta), India717 contributions
Nice
Nov 2019 • Solo
Academy of Fine Arts is a building where many exhibitions organise relating arts and many others.Some day ago an exhibition about postage stamps happens here.
Written November 26, 2019
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RadhikaRoehampton
Roehampton24 contributions
Cultural centre
Oct 2019
A place where lot of cultural activities are going on. You can visit exhibitions of a wide range of artists exhibitions change weekly.
Written November 11, 2019
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Rajveer2018
India99 contributions
Academy of fine arts
Jan 2019 • Solo
Academy of fine arts is a famous name of Kolkata.This is the place where organisations presents their creativity.
Written May 19, 2019
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India3,027 contributions
Promoting Art in Kolkata
Jan 2019 • Friends
Bengal has been a State where Art is nurtured by the artists. This Academy is the best destination for young artists to display their work for the visitors and tourists. Through out the year many exhibitions are held and one can see and appreciate the work of different artists. A must visit attraction.
Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram
Written April 10, 2019
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Sudipta Shaheen
Hyderabad, India895 contributions
Heaven for Art lover
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is not for the common people, but if you njoy paintings, this is the place for you. This is a historic place.
Written January 18, 2019
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BananaLu
Bangkok, Thailand774 contributions
A place to keep!
May 2018 • Friends
Happy to see such places where people including students can display their art pieces. Some were by confirmed young artists, some by school children. It was a interesting mix and I hope this place will remain open! Great visit! Artists were there and ready to discuss.
Written December 6, 2018
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KHAGENDRANATH J
Kolkata (Calcutta), India370 contributions
One of the oldest fine arts centre of India
May 2018 • Couples
The Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, formally established in 1933 by Lady Ranu Mukherjee, is one of the oldest fine arts societies in India. It was initially located in a room loaned by the Indian Museum. In the 1950s the academy was shifted to the present location. There are some famous paintings here like Saat bhai champa by Gaganendranath Tagore, Shiva with Ganesh by Jamini Roy. There are several galleries for exhibition of paintings and photography. There is a theatre auditorium in Academy of Fine Arts which is one of the most popular spots for performers and viewers of the city. Since 1984, an annual theatre festival is organised here.
Written August 22, 2018
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reubenranjanfern2017
Noida, India373 contributions
Full of art and design.
May 2018 • Friends
An art gallery that had some really cool paintings. This place also offer course on applied art. Very nice place.
Written May 31, 2018
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sarmisthasinha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India225 contributions
Place for Cultural gathering
Jan 2018 • Friends
This is a place for cultural gathering. Many exhibitions are done in this galary. It is situated near maidan thana or excide bus stop.
Written May 10, 2018
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