Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore
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Venkatappa Art Gallery

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10 Ratings & 5 Reviews

About Venkatappa Art Gallery

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Venkatappa Art Gallery exhibits almost 600 paintings for art lovers coming from all over the world. Divided into two halls, one hall of the art gallery is dedicated to the stone sculptures, belonging to the Mathura and Khajarao School of Art. The other hall displays pottery and clay articles that belong to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation.

The art gallery also displays 20th century landscape paintings and occasional contemporary art show. The paintings of the renowned artist K. Venkatappa, including the panoramic view of the Ooty Lake, Church Hill, Nilgiri Mountains, Kodaikanal, and Sunrise in Ooty, are exhibited on the ground level.

On the first level of the art gallery, paintings and work of globally renowned M. F. Hussain, Vasudev, Hanumaiah, Hariram, Rekha Rao, Yusuf Arakkal and N. S. Bendre are exhibited. This hall also features a section dedicated to C. P. Rajaram's wood carvings. The second level of the art gallery is solely dedicated to K.K Hebbar. His paintings are titled as Vayu, Jala, Prithivi, Sea Shore, In Space, Nagamandala, Agni, Last Glimpse and Death.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Pawankalyan Gk

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  • 200 Reviews
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Ahilya Kendre

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  • Ahilya Kendre
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1431 readers

"Awesome art gallery, memorable experience"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
Venkatappa work in the ground floor and Hebbar's work on the 2nd floor is too good, I can never forget this experience. First floor is always reserved for fresh sell artists to sell their work. Only thing that I missed a few more large paintings, it is still a superb experience for art lovers.
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Joji Joseph

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  • Joji Joseph
  • Lives in Cochin
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  • 192 Reviews
  •  190 helpful votes
  •  66219 readers

"An art gallery and museum with lot of exhibits of historical importance"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2015
The government museum in Bangalore established in 1865, is one of the oldest in the country and the museum is known for its rare collection of archaeological and geological artefacts such as old jewellery, sculptures and coins etc. The museum exhibits rare antiquities from Mohenjodaro, terracotta from Mathura, weapons from Kodagu and many of the relics found in the museum are as much as 5, 000 years old. The museum comprises two exhibition floors, which are further split into 18 galleries. These galleries cover various sections spanning sculpture, natural history, geology, art, music and numismatics. The museum also has rare paintings of Deccan, Mysore and Tanjore kingdoms. You will also find here a model of Srirangapatna, the fort of Tipu Sultan. The museum is worth visiting and we have gone back to the BC era after seeing the exhibits.
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Pawankalyan Gk

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  • 200 Reviews
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"Beautiful and must visit place with good collection"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 6, 2015
It is big museum in Bangalore. Here entry fee is about Rs 20/- per person. This museum is about 4 km from Majestic Bus Stop and 6 km from Kalasipalyam Bus Stop. Here we can see various types of collections of articles and monuments. Scientific apparatus can be seen such as telescopes and mic-ropes and electronic designed micrometer. Etc. I advice children who is interested in science should and must see this gallery as soon as possible.
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Aditya Dharpally

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  • Aditya Dharpally
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 10 Reviews
  •  61 helpful votes
  •  15538 readers

"Beautiful gallery"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 11, 2014
I feel awesome ness of the painters I thought that painting is not much great thing. My thoughts became false after seeing that. From that I became fan of painting.
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Asadullah attar

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  • Asadullah attar
  • 5 Reviews
  •  39 helpful votes
  •  8452 readers

"Interesting art"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2013
The things placed were very attractive and interesting.
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