Best Art Galleries To Visit In Chennai: Check Out The Top 5 Galleries


Chennai has been India's leading artistic tourist destinations and has a great tradition and performing arts. Check out the best art galleries in Chennai below.

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

5 best art galleries in Chennai 

Apparao Art Gallery

Established in 1984 by Sharan Apparao, one of today's biggest names in the art scene of Chennai, this gallery is one of Chennai's oldest private art galleries. This contemporary art gallery remains one of the city's most famous places to showcase work for emerging artists and frequently draws some of the best talents from across the globe in the art scene. Located in Nungambakkam's city centre, the gallery is also one of the art enthusiasts' most famous haunts.

The Lalit Kala Akademi

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 finest institutes to research and develop the discipline. From frequent shows to high-level seminars on different forms of traditional and modern art, the Akademi's campus is a vibrant example of Chennai's art scene and includes 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 preferred 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 to unique exhibits on material culture.

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Cholamandalam Artists’ Village

Located within city limits along the picturesque East Coast Highway, this artist's enclave is credited on its own with promoting the Madras Art Movement (1950-80), which gave birth to modernism in the art history of Chennai. Established in 1966 by the 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 Faraway Tree Art Gallery

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

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