A window into the world of art, art galleries serve as a connect between art, artists and art lovers. Showcasing a diverse range of works, these establishments offer a unique and enriching experience by providing visitors with an opportunity to immerse themselves in a world of creativity and imagination.Whether you are an art lover, a collector, or simply looking for a unique experience, visiting an art gallery is a must. Mysore is known for its rich cultural heritage and history. The city is home to several art galleries that showcase the works of local and regional artists.
Here are some of the best art galleries in Mysore:
1. Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium
The biggest and the best, Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery houses paintings by acclaimed artists like Raja Ravi Varma, Haldankar etc. A veritable time capsule, the art gallery is a great place to get familiar with the history, culture and the charm of the bygone.
2. Mysore Palace
Not an art gallery per se, but the iconic Mysore Palace has many old paintings that depict scenes from the olden days. Portraits of Kings, Queens, Regents, administrators and scenes from Darbar and Dasara adorn the walls of the palace.
Located in the beautiful and imposing Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, the museum has an impressive and extensive collection of folk art forms.
4. Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts
A must-visit for an art enthusiast, the historic CAVA traces back its origin to 1906, when it began its journey as Chamarajendra Technical Institute, offering courses of craftsmanship. The art school in its present form owes its creation to the Dr. Roerich Committee report. CAVA has a great collection of paintings and works of art that will leave you spellbound.
5. Chaaru Art
Located just a stone’s throw away from the Mysore Palace, Chaaru Art Gallery houses a very nice collection of art that is a mixture of traditional Mysore style and modern paintings and sculptures. It is a must visit on your next trip to Mysore.
6. Ramsingh’s Museum of Mysore Paintings
Located near the Mysore Zoo, the first-of-its-kind museum for Mysore paintings is an effort by Ramon’s Kala Pratishtana to conserve and promote the Mysore style of art. The museum has a permanent display of about 250 unique paintings.
7. Bharani Art Gallery
Bharani Art Gallery has a wide range of artwork from around the world. The gallery is well-known for its diverse mix of art, and is a great place to unwind and explore the many dimensions of art.
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