National Gallery of Modern Art

A good collection of work from some famous names - Nandlal Bose, Jamini Roy, The 3 Tagores, Amrita Sher-Gill, M F Hussain, Mukul Dey, Satish Gujral etc. A very well-maintained place with a fantastic collection of artifacts. The area is very beautiful and calm, a nice and petite building tucked inside the trees around the area. There is a hall/auditorium just right for medium sized lectures. Definitely worth checking out. This place is 1 Km from the Vidhana Soudha.

Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

One cannot miss this structure while passing through the city of Bangalore as this houses the state assembly. The architecture is unique and the landscaping gives a perspective elevation of the structure. One can stroll along and view this great architecture which has a mixture of ideas from Dravidian, British and Arabic times. This building dominates the Bangalore skyline - a massive, impressive monument. However, in recent times it has been closed to tourists and the public, surrounded by fencing, gun totting soldiers and barricades.

St. Mark's Cathedral

Excellent architecture that stands out along the main M G road so one can hardly miss this structure while passing. It has some art work and pews elegantly lined. Having a quiet atmosphere one can absorb the quiet. Also a great place for meditation. St. Mark's Cathedral is an active church with regular mass and weddings. The inside is steeped in history. There are graves of English soldiers from the World Wars-some who passed away very young. The cathedral is built where modern Bangalore started at the beginning of the 19th century. When the British defeated Tipu Sultan at Srirangapatna in 1799, they set up a garrison in the fort by the river. The St Mark's Cathedral was first a garrison Anglican church in 1808 when founded and grew into what it is today over the years. It is said to follow the architectural model of the St Paul's cathedral in London.

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

Chitrakala Parishath is an art institution and cultural organisation located in the city of Bangalore. Its main aim is the promotion of art and culture and it is well known for the various art exhibitions that it conducts both at the state and the National levels. CKP is a lovely place to relax and see the paintings of the artist Roerich. If there are exhibitions you can see the works of upcoming artists too. It is better known for the craft and ethnic clothes exhibitions. Good place to get art material and to introduce children to the field. CKP has an art college so there a lot of students around. Also they have a good cafeteria. It’s a good place to visit if you adore art. Lots of exhibitions happen here. Most famous is the "Chitra Sante" where artists (professional and amateur) come together to display their paintings, sketches, Murals etc. The displays spill out on the streets and it looks more like a Haat!! or mini bazaar.

Kynkyny Art

Introduces new painters and once seduced it is difficult to resist the paintings on display. Has wine evenings for new exhibitions so one can view paintings leisurely. Located in a beautiful old building it enables paintings and furniture to be displayed effectively. Kynkyny Art is a gallery that promotes emerging and established artists across different styles and media. Good place to visit for a true art lover, to understand contemporary styles & also promote young artists. This is a one stop shop for anyone who loves to see and buy contemporary art. The staff is helpful and fairly knowledgeable too. What's great is that they are very active with exhibitions and talks on related topics. The art gallery conducts free shows of Indian contemporary art and art lovers can buy artworks too from here. Those who have a love for rare artworks can count on this gallery to buy authentic items.

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