Chitra Art Gallery kerala

Chitra Art Gallery

The Sree Chitra Art Gallery is located in Trivandrum and was established in 1935. It houses around 1100 paintings by various contemporary and traditional methods of painting, including the works of Nicholas Roerich, Raja Ravi Varma, Jamini Roy, Svetoslav Roerich, and Rabindranath Tagore.

Specialty Of Chitra Art Gallery

The Sree Chitra Art Gallery consists of two bungalows that stood side by side with each other and were later combined to form the museum. The then museum director, Dr. Cousins, spared no expense in furnishing the museum with exotic paintings from many places. The museum houses paintings such as Rajasthan paintings, Bali paintings, Mughal paintings, Tanjore paintings, and paintings from the Bengal school of art.

Paintings, sculptures, murals, and artefacts are among the many pieces of art on show at the gallery, all of which showcase Kerala's and India's rich cultural heritage. Discover a diverse array of artistic styles and genres, spanning from modern to classical, created by renowned artists across multiple centuries. The Chitra Art Gallery's collection of traditional Keralan artworks, including mural paintings, Kathakali, and Theyyam, is one of its highlights. For the sake of future generations, these artworks preserve Kerala's distinctive cultural customs and creative traditions. Overall, the Chitra Art Gallery is a cultural centre and a veritable gold mine of creative expression, taking guests on a tour through the diverse spectrum of Indian art and culture.

Nearby Places in Chitra Art Gallery

Trivandrum Zoo, CSI Christ Church, and Napier Museum.

Best Time To Visit - Chitra Art Gallery

The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is open from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on all Wednesdays and is closed on all Mondays.

How to reach Chitra Art Gallery ?

By Air : The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport which is at a distance of about 9 kilometers.

By Train : The nearest railway station is the Thiruvananthapuram Central which is about 3 kilometers distance.

By Road : The Kerala State government provides bus facilities from all parts of the State to Thiruvananthapuram which is the capital of the state.