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About the Lalit Kala Akademi


Recently, the Ministry of Culture has curtailed the powers of the Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) Chairman, barring him from taking any “administrative actions”.


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About the Lalit Kala Akademi:

  • Established on 5th August 1954, the Lalit Kala Akademi was inaugurated by the then Minister for Education, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
  • The Akademi houses and documents a distinguished permanent collection that showcases the dynamic, intricate, and evolving nature of contemporary, modern, folk, and tribal art in India.
  • Serving as India’s premier national academy of fine arts, it was founded by the Government of India with the aim to foster and spread awareness of Indian art both domestically and internationally.
  • Through Cultural Agreements and Cultural Exchange Programmes, it actively promotes Indian Visual Art across various countries globally.
  • The Lalit Kala Akademi’s National Exhibition of Art stands as its most esteemed annual event.
  • Financial backing for the Akademi comes from the Ministry of Culture.
  • he Akademi operates regional centres located in Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and Garhi.
  • Its main headquarters is situated in New Delhi

May 2024