Travelling To Kolkata And Love Art? We Have Got You Covered

Travelling To Kolkata And Love Art? We Have Got You Covered
Roam around the various art galleries in Kolkata and make a day out of admiring some of the most exquisite works of art. Credit: Shutterstock

Here is a list of some of the City of Joy’s most well-known and some newly-unique galleries that you can explore on your trip

Antara Chatterjee
January 10 , 2023
03 Min Read

Galerie 88

For viewing works of contemporary modern artists, Galerie 88 is the best place to start your tour of Kolkata’s art scene. Displaying both Indian and International artists, Galerie 88 curates a brilliant collection of contemporary and modern art. Its curated artists include MF Hussain, Ganesh Pyne, and Paritosh Sen, among other names.


Address: 28-B, Shakespeare Sarani, Park Street Area, Kolkata

Hours: 11 AM to 7 PM, Sunday closed

Genesis Art Gallery

One of the most prominent art galleries in the City of Joy, Genesis strives to promote the work of emerging artists more than veterans in the field. In their portfolio of artists, there are both Indian as well as international names in the world of contemporary art on display, like Sunil Das and Suhas Roy, among others. Recently they have started to explore more provocative and avant-garde artists’ which will appeal more to the art-admiring and curious younger crowd.

Address: Geetanjali Apartments, 8B, Middleton St, Kolkata

Hours: 11 AM to 7 PM, Sunday closed

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CIMA Gallery

This is the mecca for all art lovers in Kolkata. CIMA gallery has been there in the city for decades and organises shows and exhibitions throughout the year in collaboration with international museums and art institutions. Every October, the gallery hosts an annual Art Mela where you can meet artists and pick up pieces at discounted prices. 

Address: Sunny Towers, 2nd Floor, 43, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Kolkata

Hours: 11 AM to 7 PM, Sunday closed

Aakar Prakar Gallery

Firstly, Aakar Prakar is a fitting name for an art gallery. Aakar Prakar, or “Shapes and Forms,” has an enviable collection of art across all mediums. You can find paintings, installations, sculptures and photographs. They also collaborate with art institutions and have shows running throughout the year.

Address: P 238, Hindustan Park Rd, Golpark, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata

Hours: 2 PM to 7 PM, Sunday closed

Verandah Art Gallery

This quaint little boutique art gallery is as charming as the collection it displays. It showcases a mix of paintings, photographs and installations with works from a range of artists, including acclaimed photographer Gary Solway and artists Subrata Das and Jagannath Paul, among others. 

Address: 10A, Lee Rd, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

Hours: 10:30 AM to 6 PM, all day

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