Discover the 5 best galleries

Chennai is considered a vibrant paradise that has flourished in many art forms. Due to their rich collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, portraits, etc., the amazing art galleries of Chennai are a sanctuary for art connoisseurs from all over the world. All these art galleries in Chennai are very exclusive. Check it out below.

5 Best Art Galleries in Chennai

Apparao Art Gallery

Founded in 1984 by Sharan Apparao, one of the current biggest names in the Chennai art scene, this gallery is one of the oldest private art galleries in Chennai. This contemporary art gallery remains one of the city’s most famous places to showcase the work of emerging artists and frequently attracts some of the best talent from around the world to the art scene. Located in downtown Nungambakkam, the gallery is also one of the favorite places for art lovers.

The Lalit Kala Academy

The National Academy of Art is India’s leading fine arts institute run by the Ministry of Culture, GOI. And its regional center in Chennai is not only one of the best research and development institutes in the discipline. From frequent performances to high-level seminars on different traditional and modern art forms, the Akademi campus is a vibrant example of Chennai’s art scene and boasts some of the country’s best-known artists among its patrons.

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Focus art gallery

This art gallery in Alwarpet is renowned for its strikingly modern design and is a top destination for anyone interested in various forms of contemporary art. This museum has exhibited some of the best examples of art created from the works of renowned international artists in unique exhibitions of material culture.

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Cholamandalam Artists Village

Located within the city limits along the scenic East Coast Highway, this enclave of artists is single-handedly credited with promoting the Madras Art Movement (1950-80), which gave birth to modernism in the history of Chennai art. Founded in 1966 by pioneering artist KCS Paniker, this institution is not only the largest of its kind in the state, but also one of the oldest of its kind.

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The Distant Tree Art Gallery

The Faraway Tree Gallery in Chennai, which focuses on contemporary Indian music, houses one of the finest inventories of local art in the region. This gallery has been called home in various exhibitions over the years by popular artists from South India and around the world. Some of the frequently exhibited works include works by Gopinath P, Keiko Mima, Akmal Husain, KM Adimoolam and more.

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