Rajasthan is a land that has been blessed with many brilliant artists and art forms. We have compiled a list of a few art galleries situated inside the capital city, Jaipur. These galleries are a must-visit for all artists and art enthusiasts:
Gallery Artchill is a prestigious art space inside Amber Fort. This gallery is primarily responsible for introducing the concept of Contemporary Art in Rajasthan. The Gallery takes part in International Art Affairs to boost Indian art awareness abroad & is keen to establish Art Exchange Program in order to introduce art across borders & initiate art exchange between different countries. Artchill set yet another milestone in 2013 by launching The First Contemporary 3D Art Book in the World, ‘Mellifluence’ which carries the brilliant art by Akash Choyal.
The Gyan museum is a tribute to Late Mr. Gyan Chand Dhaddha. It has varieties of Textiles, and Mughal Rugs depicting the entire hunting scene. The then prevalent playing cards, Silver Hukkas, Gorgeous Gemstones, Vintage Spectacles, Paintings of the 19th century and older, the rarest inscriptions, and everything else in-between-all showcased in the gallery! Gyan Museum is constructed to depict a reciprocal recognition of about 3000 years of cultural heritage. Today the museum has possession of over 2500 works of exceptional art both of Indian and foreign origin.
Jawahar Kala Kendra
The Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) is a multi-arts center located in Jaipur. It was built by the Government of Rajasthan with the purpose of preserving Rajasthani arts and crafts. The center has been made in eight blocks housing museums, one Amphi theatre, and the other closed auditorium, library, art display rooms, cafeteria, small hostel, and art studio. It also houses two permanent art galleries and three other galleries and hosts its own theatre festival each year.
Jaipur Metro Art Gallery
Jaipur Metro Art Gallery houses 100 art pieces brought here from five museums across the state. It also displays relics that were discovered from the Walled City during the excavations for the Jaipur Metro. In the art museum, four galleries have been developed in accordance with the theme. It includes Jain Gallery, Temple artifact Gallery, Hindu Devi Pratima Gallery, and Hindu Dev Pratima. Eight ancient Goumukh, that were excavated during the construction work of Metro are also displayed.
Anokhi museum is a small textile museum dedicated to the ancient craft of hand-block printing. It is housed in a restored UNSECO award-winning 400-year-old building. Equipped with well-kept displays, good information, friendly staff, a printing & wood block carving craftsman demonstrating on site, an excellent small museum shop & a cafe serving fresh organic coffee, Anokhi museum is nothing less than heaven for art enthusiasts.