AF EXPLORES

Kolkata

Known as the cultural capital of India, Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, has seen a revival of the arts and cultural movement with a new wave of art spaces emerging across the city. Drawing from a long literary, artistic, and architectural tradition, Kolkata is a mix of colonial remnants with a new age creative energy.

Illustrated map of kolkata
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Museums

Ghare Baire is a museum-exhibition curated and organised by DAG at the old Currency Building in Kolkata. This comprehensive showcasing of the art and artists of Bengal, the first of its kind, finds itself in a majestic building that was once the British Raj imperial government Currency Department's office in 1868.

Designed by the acclaimed Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron, this Museum has high-end gallery and art restoration facilities, artist studios and an outdoor performance theater. The space is designed to merge modern and contemporary, together with performing arts, music, cinema, photography, literature, fine art and sculpture.

Displays personal collection of artworks of SD Ahuja. They have a collection of 2000 artworks of over 250 artists. These artworks are from all across the world but mostly are from India and around.

Galleries

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A non-governmental cultural institution that’s a must visit for those who are interested in the history of Bengal art to witness a varied range of art exhibitions.Their textile and carpet museum also have an exquisite collection and the academy’s auditorium regularly hosts theatres, dance and drama.

Showcases a range of historical and contemproary art objects, hosting a variety of educational programmes, lectures, seminars, film shows, and workshops.

Features and promotes major Indian artists, often collaborating with public organizations to promote Indian art internationally.

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Arts Organization

Interactive arts centre hosting diverse programmes spanning art, craft, performance art, and product design.

Foundation and museum devoted to promoting and showcasing modern and contemporary Bengali and Indian art.

A multi-faceted art organization nurturing and disseminating creative and critical activity in the field of the arts, especially fine arts, theatre and cinema.

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And when you need a break from all the art...

Cozy cafe with a wholesome menu and store featuring a wide range of contemporary crafts, textiles and ceramics in collaboration with traditional artisans.

Publishing house and bookstore focusing on theater, philosophy, culture, and visual arts.

A creative space for children & young adults|Arts Education: Dance. Painting. Bakery. Theatre. Publlic Speaking. Workshops &Special Events