Press Release (ePRNews.com) - KOLKATA, India - Oct 20, 2016 - The cultural capital of India has always been in news for showcasing exemplary talents in the landscape of art and cultural activities. From Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray to Mrinal Sen and Gautam Ghosh, Kolkata has been home to legends that shaped and directed the course of ingenious artistic creativity. Celebrating the uniqueness and richness of the art and culture in Kolkata, the Birla Academy of Art and Culture has gained enormous significance.
Established in 1967 by Shri & Smt. BK Birla, this Academy has been dedicated to preserving, upholding and promoting the cause of art not only those that find their roots in the bosom of the city but also from nations stretched across all 5 inhabited continents of the world. The screening of ‘The Magic of Making’, a documentary by Gautam Ghosh, one of the most celebrated directors of present days, goes a very long way in underlining the intensions of this academy to further this cause.
The Magic Of Making is a documentary based of the life and work of Prof. K.G Subramanyan, who was one of the multi-faceted geniuses linked inseparably with the world of painting, murals, sculptures, printing and many more. His books ‘The Living Tradition’ and ‘The Creative Circuit’ are pillars that are reflective of India’s definition and transition from tradition to modernity and need to reach out to as many aficionados of Indian art and culture especially those belonging to the newer generations.
This event, organized back in August 2016 received keen attendance from a very wide group of enthusiasts who were practically enthralled by the presentation. The charm of the Academy which is home to a wealth of books and arts, only added to the glory of the event. Besides this, innumerable events of importance like commemoration of M.F Hussain, presenting documentary films like ‘Folk Theater of Bengal’ based on Theater groups in Rural Bengal and ‘Tryst with Truth’ based on the life of Rabindranath Tagore, workshops on classical dances, curatorial talks on the ‘revival of Indian embroideries and textiles’ etc. have captured the hearts of people from within the nation and beyond as well.
At this very moment, Birla Academy of Art and Culture is on its way to promote young talents through infinite possible avenues. Letting out two floors of the area of the Academy in favor of the latter for exhibitions and associated activities at very nominal costs is reflective of this noble purpose. The exhibitions organized by this Academy have always been very educational, informative and inspiring for everyone who has been fortunate to witness the splendor. With many more events lined up till early next year, The Birla Academy of Art and Culture is all set to scale new horizons.
About Birla Academy of Art and Culture
The Birla Academy of Art and Culture was established in 1967 by Shri & Smt. B.K Birla for the cause of preserving, upholding and promoting the cause of art and creative achievements in Bengal and beyond. The Academy is famed for organizing events like screening of impactful documentaries, art exhibitions and many more.
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Birla Academy Of Art & Culture
108-109 Southern Avenue
Kolkata, West Bengal
Pin Code: 700029
Phone: 2466-6802; 2466-2843; 4008-9489 Source :
Birla Academy Of Art & Culture