Kalinga Art Gallery, the Largest Art Gallery in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: Established in the premises of Odisha State Museum, the Kalinga Art Gallery became the largest art gallery in the state.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated the gallery through virtual mode. This apart five Regional Art Galleries have also been set up in five districts namely, Chhatrapur (Ganjam), Puri, Balasore, Sambalpur and Koraput.
The Odisha Lalit Kala Akademy has taken the initiative for the establishment of these art galleries.
Inaugurating the gallery, CM Patnaik said, “Kalinga Art Gallery will be a power house of art and artists of the state. It will be a confluence of artists from different regions including artists of national and international repute.”
It will also help art loving citizens and tourists to learn about our glorious artistic traditions, he added.
Speaking about the regional galleries, he said that the Regional Art Galleries at five districts will encourage local artists to display their artistic creativity and promote local art forms.
These galleries will be a focal point of interaction among our young and budding artists, helping them to learn and evolve over the time, he added.
An exhibition has been organised at the Kalinga Art Gallery, where creative works of over 200 artisans are displayed.