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Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath


Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is an Art Complex, operating in Bangalore from the mid-sixties as the leading centre for Visual Arts. It is a landmark for Visual Culture in the city and the State. It comprises a network of Museums, Galleries and Archives that display a valuable collection of Pan- Indian Visual Culture that includes Folk, Traditional, Modern and Contemporary Art. It is also hosting a college of Fine Arts: Under Graduation, Post-Graduation and Research Program in Visual Arts.


Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, situated at the heart of the Bengaluru City, was established in the year 1960 by the founder President Late M. ARYA MURTHY and founder Secretary Late Professor M.S Nanjunda Rao. In 1990, a Russian painter Nicholas Roerich and his son Dr Svetoslav Roerich, also a painter, donated 117 paintings to this Parishath. Now those paintings are selected for permanent display as a tribute to their work.

Full Address

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, No.1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Rd, Kumara Park East, Sheshadripuram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001


Type of Place

  • Art Gallery

Prefered For

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Senior Citizen


  • Kempegowda International Airport
  • Bangalore International Airport
  • Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station

Important Information

  • Timing : 10:00 AM To 07:00 PM. The entrance fee is Rs. 50 for everyone.


  • The place is a heaven for those who are seeking rare masterpieces of ancient as well as modern art. It is a great platform for artists to exhibit as well learn unique talents of arts and crafts. Their artistry has an extensive variety of, from sarees to pottery, all kinds of craftwork are displayed here. The art lovers are not only restricted to enjoy the exhibition but are also allowed to purchase the artwork which they want to take to their home.

Things to Buy

  • The commercial street near the Parishath offers a good deal for street shopping; having a variety of products. This is about 1.3 KM away from the Parishath.

Things to Eat

  • There are many restaurants nearby the Parishat which offer a variety of southern food items like Dosa, Idli sambhar, etc.

Things to enjoy

  • If the visitors be fateful enough, they may get a chance to enjoy the annual Mela of the Parishath. All they have to do is to plan the trip accordingly. At the Mela, the visitors can enjoy numerous kinds of Handicrafts and are allowed to take them to their home after paying the required amount.