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National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Organizing ‘Kala Kumbh’ Artist Workshop

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 1: Indian History- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

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National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)- Context

  • The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav with Kala Kumbh artist workshops for painting scrolls representing the heroic lives and struggles of unsung heroes of India’s freedom movement.
  • The National Gallery of Modern Art is celebrating this as an integral part of the Republic Day celebrations 2022 in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy- Indian Social Reformer

 

Kala Kumbh’ Artist Workshop- Key Points

  • About: Kala Kumbh’ Artist Workshop is being organized by the National Gallery of Modern Art from 10th – 17th December, 2021 at Bhubaneswar.
    • Similar workshops will also be held in other parts of the country.
  • Objective:
    • Kala Kumbh’s Artist Workshop aims to creatively showcase the legacy of India’s freedom struggle and our national pride on five scrolls of seventy-five meters.
    • Kala Kumbh workshop intends to showcase our rich cultural heritage of indigenous and contemporary visual art practices, focusing on diverse geographical locations of India.
  • Organizations involved: National Gallery of Modern Art has joined hands with Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and Silicon Institute of Technology in Bhubaneswar for the Kala Kumbha artists’ workshop.

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)- Key Points

  • Background: National Gallery of Modern Art is a national premier Institute that was established in 1954 by then vice-president Dr. S Radhakrishanan in the presence of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • About: National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is a repository of the cultural ethos of the country and showcases the changing art forms through the passage of the last hundred and fifty years starting from about 1857 in the field of Visual and Plastic arts.
    • Headquarters: National Gallery of Modern Art headquarter is situated at New Delhi.
    • Branch: National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru are the two branches of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).
  • Parent Ministry: National Gallery of Modern Art is run and administered as a subordinate office to the Department of Culture, Government of India.

 

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)- Key Aims and Objective

  • To acquire and preserve works of modern art from 1850s onward
  • To organize, maintain and develop galleries for permanent display
  • To organize special exhibitions not only in its own premises but in other parts of the country and abroad.
  • To develop an education and documentation center in order to acquire, maintain and preserve documents relating to works of modern art
  • To develop a specialized library of books, periodicals, photographs and other audio-visual materials
  • To organize lectures, seminars and conferences, and to encourage higher studies and research in the field of art history, art criticism, art appreciation, museology and the inter-relations on visual and performing arts.

 

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