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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Arpana Fine Art Museums : Museum of Folk & Tribal Arts – Tantra Arts

Today we arrive at _Arpana Fine Arts Museums – Folk & Tribal Arts – Tantra Arts in New Delhi, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

The Arpana Fine Arts Museum is part of the Academy of Fine Arts & Literature, founded in 1975 in New Delhi. The non-profit organises various cultural events and has long been a platform for artists and academics to come together and create. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. The Deity And The Devotee, 20th Century, by Unknown
2. Matsya Purusha, 20th century, by Unknown
3. Mahisasura, by Unknown

Image credit for artworks : Arpana Fine Arts Museum

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • The Academy is known for its long-standing recurring meetings and workshops. These focus on a variety of subjects and topics, ranging from explorations of Gandhian philosophies, poetry readings and art training programs.
  • The collection of Tantra Art is part of the larger Folk & Tribal arts collection at the Museum.
  • The diverse collection housed at the Arpana Fine Arts Museum is freely accessible to the public.
  • The main objective of the museum is to display a rich cultural history whilst simultaneously encouraging future generations of artists to pursue their dreams.
  • The Academy organises several events and training programs for low-income individuals who aspire to make careers in the arts.

A Final Thought :

For several decades now, public funding for the arts has been major cuts globally. In such times, it is privately run institutions such as these that step up to the challenge of educating the public about the importance of art and culture.


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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