A hub of fine arts, Birla Academy of Art and Culture is home to a museum that showcases the growth and development of Indian art from the 1st century BC till date. Along with modern western art, there are several examples of art by contemporary artists of India. There are regular all-India exhibitions, solo shows, group exhibitions and kala melas organised here. Besides, there are educational programmes, lectures, seminars, film shows and art appreciation classes. There is a library with many books, journals and periodicals. There have been many international artists who have displayed their creations here, including shows by French sculptor Rodin, Henry Moore and Picasso. Along with Russian festival shows, German Expressionist graphics and French designs, porcelains from Britain, America and China have also graced this space. In collaboration with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the USIS, well known American plays have also been staged here. To encourage contemporary art and artists, the academy rents out its galleries on the 2nd and 4th floors as well as its auditorium at very nominal rates.

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