recently concluded exhibition called "Exposition 2000" had a collection
of works created by the students of fine arts, which included Posters, Cards,
Calendars, Photographs and many more which came under the category of "Applied
Art". The idea behind this was to apply art to all possible fields and use
it as a medium of communication.
(Race Course Road, Bangalore Ph: 2265746/2267303)
Vidya Bhavan which has centres all over India, is an organisation for education
in the fields of culture and literature. Seminars, discussions and literary forums
are held regularly on various subjects. The Bhavan also has an extensive library
of both fiction and non-fiction. Classes are held in Indian painting, Indian music,
Indian dance, the Bhagawad Gita, the Upanishads, Yoga, Sanskrit and the Brahmashastras.
Bhavan which is situated on the Race Course Road is open Monday to Friday from
10 am to 5.30 pm and from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm on Saturdays.
Memorial Hall Sankey Road.
is a hall built in the shape of a violin, in the memory of the violin maestro
T. Chowdaiah. With modern acoustics including floodlights and spotlights, speakers
and amplifiers, it is a popular venue for plays and dance recitals as well as
the occasional fashion show. It is a multipurpose airconditioned hall which has
a seating capacity of over 2500 people. It is the venue for most of the cultural
events held in Bangalore.
of Karnataka 37, 17th cross, Malleshwaram.
council focuses on organising exhibitions, workshops and lectures on handicrafts
and Indian handlooms.
Built in the European-Classical
style, this structure was built in honour of K Puttanna Chetty. It has a fairly
large auditorium. The Hall is booked almost through out the year with meetings,
plays, magic shows, dance and other performances. This Town Hall was opened in
1935 and can accomodate an auidience of 900 people. Town Hall is also an important
landmark of Bangalore
next ot the Town Hall on the JC Road, this is another huge auditorium where plays,
drama and dance competitions are frequently held. Built during the centenary year
of Rabindranath Tagore, this is a fine theatre for dance and drama and can accomodate
and audience of about 1500 people.
Opposite to the Kalakshetra is the ADA Ranga Mandira which is a new addition
for the cultural loving people of Bangalore.
Institute of World Culture
is situated at B P Wadia Road in Basavanagudi.. It has a well equipped library
with a variety of books & manuscripts. It conducts summer courses for children.
British Council Library 29, St Marks Road.
good library with a collection of more than 4000 books. The library also has a
section that features educatinal audio and videotapes. Open from 10.30 am to 6.30
pm every day except on Sundays and Mondays. The annual subscription fee is Rs
Muller Bhavan , CMH Road Indiranagar
in 1960, with an aim to bind India and Germany culturally through information
and education. The bhavan offers short term and long term German courses and also
conducts seminars, exhibitions and workshops. A wing of the Indo-German Cultural
Society of India, Max Muller Bhavan works at bridging the cultural gap between
India and Germany. There is a library, and occasional film screenings.
Francaise 16, G M T Road.Vasanthnagar, Bangalore-560052
French Embassy's culture shop. It holds exhibitions, cultural activities and film
shows at regular intervals. The Alliance Francaise also boasts of an art gallery,
video library, dance studio, cafeteria and an Asterix Club that will delight children.
ART GALLERIES OF INTEREST
Ist Cross, ISEC Main Road, Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru-72. www.arthousebengaluru.com
#8, Next to Svisti, Cunningham Rd., Bangalore-560052
Ph: - 51235444
Bangalore Art Gallery
544, CMH Road, Ist Stage, Above Food World,
Gravure & Flexo 1-PCRd, Balepet Cross, Bangalore
28, Ist Floor Safina Plaza, Infantry Road, Bangalore- 560 001
2926, 14th Cross, K.R. Road
Banashankri 2nd Stage
- 560 070
47, The Central Park Hotel, Dickenson Road, Bangalore,
SG 14, Manipal Center, Dickenson Road,
299, 6th Main, Defence Colony, Indira Nagar,
Ethos Art and Design Studio
296-B, 9th 'A' Main, 38th Cross, Jayanagar 5th Block,
24/10, 7th Main Road, Wilson Garden, Bangalore
Maini Sadan, 38 Lavelle Road 7th Cross,
497,CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore-
CFD, 5th Floor,
Sona Towers,71, Millers Road, Bangalore
# 82, St. Marks Road, Bangalore
Tel:4112 0873, 6595 1972
1919, 1st Floor, 30th Cross, 14th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore-70
32, Cunningham Road, Bangalore-560
32 ST Bed, 4th Blk 80ft
Rd, Koramangala, Bangalore
24/1, Lavelle Road, Bangalore
Phone: 2221 5779.
Opp. Brigade Millenium, Puttanahalli Main Road,
J P Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore- 78
Store timings: 3PM- 9 PM weekdays 11 AM- 9 PM SAT & SUN
Mueller Art Gallery
716, Indiranagar, CMH Road, Bengaluru, 560038
Phone: 2520 5305
151, Rajmahal vilas Stage -2 1st Block (Dollar's Colony)
2nd Main Road Bangalore - 560 094
Ph: 23517288 / 98
No. 140/13, 27th cross
3rd Block, Jayanagar
Bangalore - 560 011
Tel:+(91)- 99001 17201
Gallery of Fine Arts
1209, 100 Ft. Road
Bangalore - 560 038
34, M.E.G. Officers Colony
- 560 033
Tel: 2547 8319
104, Westiminster Cunningham Road, Bangalore
Lines Art Gallery
#270, 1st floor, 1st Main, Defence Colony,
2041, 17 Mn, I Crs, HAL 2 Stg,
777/B, 100 Ft Rd, HAL II Stg, Indira Nagar, Bangalore
PB #7569, #77 Paris Corner, Hospital Rd
& Space Art Gallery
Lavelle Rd, Bangalore
Phone: 2299 6563.
# 25, Windsor Manor Sheraton,Sankey Road, Bangalore,
Phone: 2226 9898.