Editor’s Picks

Art For All: How Kiran Nadar's Museum Democratises Art In India

Kiran Nadar, recently awarded the Padma Shri, discusses her vision for KNMA—making art accessible, fostering artistic appreciation, and promoting India's cultural heritage on the global stage

A painting titled "Pallavi" displayed on the website of KNMA Photo: Official Website/KNMA

India's artistic tapestry is vast and vibrant, woven from threads stretching back millennia, encompassing everything from ancient cave paintings to the dynamic contemporary scene. And Kiran Nadar, recently conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award in the Art Category, has been a champion for its promotion and enrichment. As the founder and chairperson of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), she has played a pivotal role in showcasing the vastness of Indian art through exhibitions and programs while fostering the artistic community by supporting contemporary artists.