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The Gatha Art Gallery in Kolkata's Town Hall is a popular exhibition venue. Featuring the works of some of the best artists in the business, in addition to the Hall's rich heritage, the place has got art lovers flocking.
Known for its its uncanny yet strikingly beautiful works of art, Aakriti Art Gallery is one of the front-runners when it contemporary art. Appealing works by artists such as Bikash Bhattacharjee, Indra Dugar and Gopal Ghose grace the space of this gallery, along with works by a number of young local artists. From canvas paintings to sculptures, this gallery showcases a various forms of art that perfectly depict the evolving culture of the nation.
Genesis Art Gallery has a long tradition of collecting contemporary Indian art. It was established in the year 1985 and has become one of the most reliable art galleries in India. The gallery has invited eminent artists from other art centers to Kolkata. Some of them are Jatin Das, Navjot, Vasundhra Tiwari, Laxma Goud and Suresh Choudhary. All these years, this art gallery has showcased numerous collections of major artists such as Gosto Kumar Suhas Roy, Suruchi Chand and many more. For an art lover, there can be many ways of looking at Art. Some can see it for the art’s sake and some as a social statement.
The Bengal Gallery at the Rabindranath Tagore Centre is the exclusive exhibition space for the Government of West Bengal. It organizes a number of demonstrations throughout the year, most of which are open to the public. Featuring the rarest art assortment and the works of some of the best in the business, the gallery is always bustling with art lovers and critics alike.
British Council Library (BCL) is known to be one of the finest libraries that have made their mark all across India. This one at Kolkata is buzzing with activity and goes beyond just a library. With examination counseling, services to holding cultural events, it is a favorite amongst book lovers. Be it books, DVDs or music CDs, their collection is wide and diverse. You can even sample the music CDs at their 'listening posts'. All in all, a lovely place to browse, borrow or simply unwind with some good read. Visit website for more information.
Inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1963, the M.P. Birla Planetarium holds the distinction of being the first of its kind in India. At the intersection of Shakespeare Sarani and Chowringhee, the white domed structure stands out in the midst of the daily traffic of people and vehicles. In accordance with its aim to educate, the planetarium offers a number of interesting ways to discover the varied facets of astronomy and related sciences. Student programs and a Post Graduate Diploma course in Astronomy & Planetarium Sciences is offered. However, if you just want to get the bare basics, you can take advantage of the free evening course in astronomy. Regular shows are conducted in Bengali, Hindi and English. The auditorium uses state-of-the-art equipment and can hold up to 688 people. If you need to get a closer look at the Kolkata sky, this is the place to do it!