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BEST ART MUSEUMS IN INDIA

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India’s magnificent Museums’ are living repositories of its majestic historic past. There are many popular museums in India that unfold lots of unheard truth of a bygone era. Art Directory India has embarked on an ambitious project of conducting a survey of over 2000 people with a purpose of presenting to audiences a list of the top 5 art museums in India.
1) NATIONAL MUSEUM, DELHI
One of the largest repositories of the remnants of India’s ancient past, National Museum has various articles from the magnificent ancient era. It was constructed in 1949 on the corner of Janpath in the lively city of Delhi. One gets to know of the luxury coaches of trains, which were a long time back used by the great kings. It houses a variety of collections that include jewelry, paintings, decorative arts and manuscripts. One would be amused to find head of a Buddha statue, and Buddha Stupa having remnants of Gautam Buddha, constructed in 3rd century BCE by King Ashoka.

2) INDIAN MUSEUM,KOLKATA
Indian Museum, one of the bustling tourist spots in Kolkata, established in 1814 by Asiatic society of Bengal in Kolkata, has a unique collection of armors, skeletons, Mughal paintings and ornaments. It possesses six sections containing five galleries of creative and scientific work of arts that is archaeology, geology, economic beauty and art. Being one of the oldest museums in the globe, it is one of the most sought after places of India that one must not give a miss on holidays in Kolkata.

3) GOVERNMENT MUSEUM,CHENNAI
Popularly known as Madras Museum, Government Museum is positioned in Egmore, which is among the busiest spots of Chennai.Established in 1851 the Museum exhibits different varieties pertaining to geology, zoology and anthropology and botany. The museum has excellent sections showcasing the main south Indian times encompassing, Chaulkyas, Chola and Vijaynagar. Moreover, one can have a glimpse at the different collection of books from yesteryear at the well -stocked library.

4) CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI VASTU MUSEUM, MUMBAI
Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Museum Mumbai located in proximity to the Gateway of Mumbai was erected in the starting of the 20th century. It comprises of three main sections such as the archeology section, natural history section and art section. Each section shows a variety of work of arts dating back to Gupta and Chaulkyas era.

5) ART CULTURE FESTIVAL
One of the most prestigious spaces in New Delhi , Art Culture Festival features a variety of modern and contemporary Indian art .Art culture Festival is also known for the best art advisors in Delhi. The gallery aims to promote an interdisciplinary approach to fine art, showcasing the emerging contemporary artists who document and reflect upon the current reality of modern society. Art culture festival is one the best art restorers in India. Located in the Defence colony, this three-floor gallery has housed exhibitions of established contemporary artists. It has stored best sculptures in Delhi. It promotes well-established and promising new artists and organizes a variety of art-related activities, ranging from online exhibitions to master classes, workshops, and education initiatives Artculturefestival.in has a web portal also where you can promote, post, and coverage on the digital platform.

BEST ART GALLERIES IN INDIA

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Art has the potential to engage the soul and display emotions that can’t be said or written. India , since time immemorial has been the heartland of brilliant artists and art forms. In modern times, there are some art galleries in India which preserve the old age art creations as well as provide a platform to upcoming artists to showcase their talent and also promote the importance of art in India. Below is a list of the 5 best Galleries in India for the hidden artist in you ….
1) ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, KOLKATA
The Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata established in 1933 is one of the most significant art galleries in India. Various famous paintings by eminent Indian and foreign artists are displayed here. Some of the famous paintings include ‘Girl with a pitcher’ and ‘A Winter’s Evening’ by Rabindra Nath Tagore. Works of artists like Jamini Roy, Nandalal Bose, M.F.Hussain, etc, are also showcased at the academy.

2) JEHANGIR ART GALLERY, MUMBAI
Jehangir Art Gallery , established in 1952 is owned by a private organization and has paintings of almost all famous Indian artists from Jamini Roy to Arpita Singh. Artists from India and abroad line up to get their work exhibited at this gallery. It is a must visit for art lovers as you will get to see some of the finest art creations of the world at this gallery.

3) NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, BANGALORE
A newcomer in the world of art galleries in India, the National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated in 2009 in Bangalore. Currently, the art gallery houses more than 500 paintings from both traditional and modern genres. Paintings on display are works of honourable artists like Raja Ravi Varma, Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy, etc. The paintings are sorted and displayed according to time periods, artists and school of art.

4) NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, NEW DELHI
Since its inception, the National Museum in New Delhi is unbeatable when it comes to the collection of art paintings. The art gallery here features the biggest collection of miniature paintings in the country. Paintings by modern artists along with Mughal, Deccan, Rajasthan, Sikh and Kashmiri artists are showcased here. The artworks here range from the time periods of 10th to 20th century.

5) ART CULTURAL FESTIVAL
One of the most prestigious spaces in New Delhi , Art Culture Festival features a variety of modern and contemporary Indian art .Art culture Festival is also known for the best art advisors in Delhi. The gallery aims to promote an interdisciplinary approach to fine art, showcasing the emerging contemporary artists who document and reflect upon the current reality of modern society. Art culture festival is one the best art restorers in India. Located in the Defence colony, this three-floor gallery has housed exhibitions of established contemporary artists . It has stored best sculptures in Delhi. It promotes well-established and promising new artists and organizes a variety of art-related activities, ranging from online exhibitions to master classes, workshops, and education initiatives Artculturefestival.in has a web portal also where you can promote, post, and coverage on the digital platform.

Theatre events in Delhi

Theatre events in Delhi

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Are you looking for amazing theatre performances? Well, you have come across the right place. We have collected information on best upcoming theatre events just for you!!!
Below is the list of all the upcoming theatre events in Delhi
1.Open Mic- Poetry/ Storytelling/ Standup Comedy/ Singing
Venue – Poem And Kahaniyan Studio
Date – Thu, 18 Jul 2:00PM – 5:00PM
A place where you can spill your emotions in the way you want to like poetry, storytelling and much more. Every participant and attendee will be appreciated for his/her contribution.
This session will give writers a unique opportunity to share their work, receive immediate feedback and interact with other artistic people.
This session will include a short Q&A, poetry, stories and most importantly an open mic piece for each and every one.
Hope you are coming.

2.Poem of an Ending
Play Name: Poem of an ending
Language: English
Original Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Script and Direction: Kaushik Bose
Date: July 20, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Shri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg, New Delhi
Ticket denomination: Starts from Rs. 200

POEM OF AN ENDING is a stage adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Shesher Kobita’, a classic revered by many. The novel has been adapted as radio plays and into a film in Bengali. However, this is for the first time ‘Shesher Kobita’ is adapted for the stage in English for a wider audience. This literary piece is considered as one of the best works of Tagore.
The play recounts the iconic love story of Amit Ray, a barrister educated at Oxford, whose virulent intellectualism reveals itself in its opposition to all forms of tradition. He meets Labonyo in a car accident and the romance builds up in the misty hills of Shillong. Amit’s iconoclasm meets Labonyo’s sincere simplicity through a series of dialogues and poems. But will these two worlds finally meet? The novel explores the realities of love as romance and marriage through a meeting of two mature minds. The story is also supported by Ketaki, Shovon, and Yogomaya who have critical roles in this story of love and conflict.
The play is presented in a unique format where each lead character is represented by an actor and a dancer/movement expert. The unique combination represents love as genderless and universal. The format brings in the contemporary element to the play and makes the production engaging for a young audience. The core idea behind the production is to present Tagore in a new age format, which has not been done yet on stage. With POEM OF AN ENDING, we have attempted to bring Tagore closer to the audience of this new generation and introduce them to the global genius in a new format

3. Voicemail – a play by Samarth Theatre Group
Date: July 23rd, 2019
Venue: Akshara Theatre, Baba Khadak Singh Marg, Near RML Hospital
Time: 5:00 PM (1st Show)
7:00 PM (2nd Show)
About the play:
Before reaching its final destination life takes tons of wished for and unwanted turns. Some deliberately choose the tough path, while some are compelled by life to walk on rough patches. Apoorva is the perfect mixture of both this kind of people. While most believe in routine, Apoorvas life is a set of regimen smashing affairs.
The story of voicemail revolves around the life and aspirations of Apoorva. A character who is hungry to bring a difference to each day, escaping monotony in his unique ways. While a certain Sunday afternoon is dedicated to composing poems, the weekend next is occupied with paint on a canvas. While his poems can be heard on the radio a certain month, some others stay part of his personal treasury. Finding his way through, he finds himself stuck in the maze of a corporate job midway.
One fine day when Apoorva is offered to write a film he quits it all and moves to Delhi. The city throws in his path characters for his film walking on the streets of Delhi, sipping coffee at a local cafe or stuck in a maze-like he was.
An attempt to find a home to live in brings him across Sanya. Each floor of the house inhabits a distinct story. Stories that Apoorva lives through his pen. Stories that get etched in his memory forever. Stories that give him a new tale of life.
Amidst the several ups and downs that Apoorva faces, amidst the turns that life takes, does he succeed in writing his film or is life waiting at the corner with a story of its own? A story through a voicemail. A voicemail that becomes synonymous to the essential and inessential tidbits of Apoorvas life
4. Not Just Baniya – Stand-up comedy by Gaurav Gupta
rofession and a comic by recession, his comedy involves keen observations of daily life, people and funny encounters with them, he has won several open mic competitions like 94.3 FM Radio One LOL contest, Piano Man Tongue in Cheek in Delhi and Chalta Hai Comedy in Mumbai and has performed at Canvas Laugh Club, Mumbai and Delhi.
He has also performed at theatre shows in Delhi like Akshara, Alliance Francaise, Lok Kala Manch and so on. He has been performing for prestigious Best in Stand-up Comedy Show at Canvas Laugh Club, Gurgaon cyber hub.
He is a recent WhatsApp viral sensation across India and abroad for his video Being Baniya which received millions of hits on Facebook and Youtube. Gaurav has done corporate shows for many reputed corporate clients like Fitbit, Kotak Mahindra Bank, MRF tires, SBI, Valvoline oil, Mother diary, UHG healthcare and so many.
Also, he was among top 12 finalist of a TV show Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star Plus judged by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar so get ready to have your full 32 out with his deadly combination of comedy and dentist skills.
Date – Tue, 23 Jul 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Akshara Theatre , Delhi Check Estimated Time
Rs 250

5.Practice – Standup comedy by Manik Mahna
Description:
“I practice stand-up comedy to amuse myself.”

Manik Mahna is an Indian comedian from Delhi, who has performed at several comedy shows and events. His style of dry, almost offensive but in a funny sort of way comedy is what he’s loved for. After having performed at almost all comedy venues in Delhi, he’s ticking off the best comedy centers across the country.
Manik is an ultimate street dance battle champion.

Age Allowed – 18 And Above.
No Eatables are allowed in the auditorium.
No Video/ Audio recording will be allowed.

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