Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is situated in the heart of Bangalore city (India), with beautiful vibrant premises. It was established in 1960 by the founder President late M. Arya Murthy and founder Secretary late Prof. M.S Nanjunda Rao. Karnataka Chitrakala Prishath is an Art Complex, operating in Bangalore from the mid-sixties as the leading center for Visual Arts. It is a landmark for visual culture in the city and the State. It comprises a network of Museums, Galleries, and Archives that display a valuable collection of Pan –Indian Visual Culture that includes Folk, Traditional, Modern and Contemporary Art.
CKP is already a tourist spot, a center for visual discourse and space for visiting artists from all over the globe. Also hosting a College of Fine Arts, Undergraduate, Post –Graduation and Research Program in Visual Arts for Indian and foreign students, the center has the capacity to become world-class museum complex that can reflect the passion of those who contribute to its establishment; enrich the manner in which art history is seen and understood by audiences; and also become a learning space for students and visitors. Current understanding of curatorial and conservation fields, along with available technology and resources can play in enhancing the already popular center further.