• Lalit Kala Akademi
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  • Lalit Kala Akademi

Lalit Kala Akademi

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Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Art, New Delhi was set up by the Government of India as an autonomous body, on 5th August 1954 by the then Honourable Minister for Education, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The Akademi was given statutory authority in 1957 under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Since its establishment, it has been serving the entire country by promoting the creative endeavours of Indian artists and bringing their arts to bear upon a large number of people. It plays an important role in defining and redefining the sensibility of an entire culture falling under the visual arts spectrum. Lalit Kala Akademi is an institution that has rendered service to the arts in the nation long before the world woke up to the global impact of Indian art. Through the leadership of its members and staff, the Lalit Kala Akademi manifests a commitment to the service of the visual arts by establishing, preserving and documenting visual art of the highest order that in turn reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of ancient, modern and contemporary art in India. All through the year, it presents exhibitions and educational programmes of unparalleled significance. It sustains a library, art collection, archives, conservation laboratory and publishes books and journals of intellectual merit pertaining to visual arts.


Address: 35, Ferozeshah Road, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi-110001.
Established: 5 August 1954
Institution Head: Shri Ramakrishna Vedala, Secretary
Hours: Monday to Friday-9:30 am to 6 pm
Phone: 011 2300 9200
Website: http://lalitkala.gov.in