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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Arpana Fine Art Museums : Arpana’s Permanent Collection

Today we arrive at Arpana Fine Arts Museums – Permanent Collection for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

The permanent collection at this Museum features seminal works by the Indian Contemporary artist Arpana Caur. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Tree of Life, 2009, by Arpana Caur
2. Water Weaver, 2009, by Arpana Caur
3. Threads of Destiny (Day And Night), 2011, by Arpana Caur

Image credit for artworks : Arpana Fine Arts Museum

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • The Museum’s permanent collection houses artworks by Arpana Caur.
  • Caur’s works draw greatly from Sikh stories, myths and rituals.
  • During the partition of India, Caur’s family fled to India from West Punjab, which then became part of Pakistan.
  • Arpana Caur was born in New Delhi in 1954.
  • After studying literature at the University of Delhi, she went on to study painting at Central St Martins College of Art in London.
  • Her art is predominantly inspired by her own cultural roots, as well as the environment she grew up in. Certain motifs, such as scissors, human figures etc. are seen in most of her works.
  • Caur has exhibited internationally and her works are also housed at some of the premier art museums around the world. Her art has been collected by the V&A in London, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Kunst Museum in Dusseldorf, among several others. Her works also feature in many prestigious private collections around the world.

A Final Thought :

The Arpana Fine Arts Museum is a community space for artists and creatives to unite under one roof to exchange ideas – and do what they do best – create! By offering a space for even low-income individuals, the organisation ensures equal and fair representation of all groups of society.


Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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