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Arts and Crafts in Kolkata

Traditional arts and crafts are considered as the reservoir or carrier of cultural heritage of any culture or civilization. Kolkata is famous for its rich and diverse form of arts and crafts which evolved through ages. In short they were developed by the ancestors of the people of modern day Kolkata to satisfy their artistic thirst.
 Art Classes in Kolkata Kolkata has played a significant role in preserving traditional Bangla arts and crafts while on the other hand emphasized on the development of its new forms. People of Kolkata worth their salt (or fish!) by having an artist's passion tucked away somewhere in the corners of their hearts. Little wonder, then, that the city is dotted with innumerable havens for art aficionados. Today the City of Joy occupies predominant place in the Indian subcontinent. it is regarded as most vibrant venues of art in the country. Here you can find some of the country’s oldest art galleries and institutions, famous for their old and contemporary artistic heritages.The city had been an ideal ground of activity for the greats in the field of art like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Jamini Roy, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (he was born in Assam but his artistic calibre blossomed in Kolkata), Ritwik Ghatak and many more.

Traditional arts & crafts covers wall paintings,conch-shell,bamboo,and ivory works. Embroidery, weaving, engraving, inlaying, film and music are also important aspects of Kolkata culture. The city is home to popular art galleries showcasing an assorted range of painting, sculptures, and contemporary works of art and exhibitions.

Given below are the addresses of major art schools and galleries in Kolkata:

Major Art Schools in Kolkata

Art Gallery in Kolkata
Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts (Tanushree Shankar)

11-F Palm Avenue
Calcutta 700019
Phone : 033-22475997

Arpan Centre for Perf. Arts
29 Lake Road
Calcutta 700029
Phone : 033-24407030

Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art
Centenary Building, Calcutta University,
College Street, Calcutta - 700 073,
West Bengal

Academy of Fine Arts
2, Cathedral Road, Calcutta 700 016
West Bengal

Anya Theatre
W 18(M) 3/8, Phase II, Golf Green
Calcutta 700 045, West Bengal

Birla Academy of Art and Culture
108 - 109, Southern Avenue
Calcutta 700 029, West Bengal

Calcutta Film Society
B-5, Bharat Bhavan 3, Chittaranjan Avenue
Calcutta 700 013, West Bengal

Major Art Galleries in Kolkata

Art Gallery

Visit popular art galleries of the city to explore the cultural richness of Kolkata. Here you will find every reason why it is called “Cultural capital of India”. The city is dotted with numerous art galleries is a popular destination for art and craft lovers.For those looking for an insight into traditional Bangla culture it is wise to visit popular art galleries. The Centre of International Modern Art or CIMA art gallery opened in 1993 has established itself as a premier art center of India. It holds the record of organizing successfully over one hundred exhibitions for on various themes and topics.

Art Gallery
Near Ghola Bus Stand, Barasat Road,
Sodepur, Kolkata-700110

Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art
19B Anthony Bagan
LA Amherst St- 700009
Phone : 033-23503981

Aakriti Art Gallery

12/3 A, Back Side Of St Xaviers College
Hungerford Street, Kolkata – 700017
Phone: (91)-(33)-22895041

Academy Of Fine Arts
2, Opp Victoria Memorial, Cathedral Road,
Kolkata – 700071
Phone: (91)-(33)-22234302

Birla Academy Of Art & Culture
108, Nearest Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
Southern Avenue, Ballygunge, Kolkata – 700019
Phone: (91)-(33)-24666802

Centre of International Modern Art Gallery (CIMA Gallery)
Sunny Towers, 43, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue
Kolkata 700019

Chitrakoot Art Gallery
55, Presidency Court, 2nd Floor
Gariahat Road, Kolkata – 700019
Phone: (91)-(33)-24752275

Cima Gallery Pvt Ltd
43, Sunny Tower, 2nd Floor, Adjacent
To Birla Mandir, Ashutosh Chowdhury
Avenue, Ballygunge, Kolkata – 700019
Phone: (91)-(33)-24858463

Kolkata Information Centre
1/1 AJC Bose Road
Kolkata 700016

12-F, Queens Mansion, Opp Park Hotel
Beside A N John, Park Street
Park Street, Kolkata – 700016
Phone: (91)-33-66346054

Gallery Images & Beyond
4, Ground Floor, Opp. Jima House
Creek Row, Sealdah, Kolkata – 700014
Phone: (91)-(33)-22377179

Masters Collection Art Gallery
G-7, Malayalay Appt, Woodburn Park Rd
Minto Park, Kolkata – 700020
Phone: (91)-33-66341247

Contemporary Art India
12,Queens Mansions,5th Flr
Flat No 20, Opp Park Hotel
Park St, Park Street, Kolkata – 700016
Phone: (91)-33-66343176

99/A Siddhapark Building, 7th Floor,
Opposite St. Xaviers School, Park Street
Kolkata – 700016
Phone: (91)-(33)-32609249, 22276792

The Indian Handicraft
3/90,, Beside Ekta Heights Complex
Chittaranjan Colony, Jadavpur University
Kolkata – 700032
Phone: (91)-(33)-66347365

Gallery Sanskriti
5c, Alipore State Bank, Alipore Park Road
Alipore, Kolkata – 700027
Phone: (91)-(33)-24484925

Genesis Art Gallery
8 B, Near Vardaan Market, Middleton
Street, Kolkata – 700071
Phone: (91)-(33)-22292837

Spandan Art Gallery
87, 1st Floor, Park Street
Kolkata – 700016
Phone: (91)-(33)-22265594

Emami Chisel Art Pvt Ltd
687, Emami Tower, Anandapur
E M Bypass, East Kolkata Township
Kolkata – 700107
Phone: (91)-(33)-40113182

Maxmuller Bhavan
8, Ballygunge Circular Road
Ballygunge, Kolkata – 700019
Phone: (91)-(33)-24865188

Find beautiful portraits of Abanindra Nath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Gopal Ghosh and other acclaimed artists of Bengal in Chitrakoot art gallery. With beautiful arts and crafts, the gallery has everything to meet the eyes and expectations of visitors. One must also visit other popular art galleries like Aakriti Art Gallery, Domus Art Gallery, Master Collection Art gallery. The popularity of art galleries are evident from the fact that they often find mention in the wish list of tourists and visitors and have emerged as the major points of entertainment and recreation in Kolkata.

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