Institute of Fine Arts
Kala Bhavana is well-known as a distinguished centre for Visual Art practice and research in India. This institute which gave shape to the culture specific modernism initiated by Rabindranath Tagore and carried forward by the commitment and wisdom of Nandalal Bose, Benodebehari Mukhopadhyay, Ramkinkar Baij and their contemporaries, has richly contributed in giving a valid direction to individual art activity in contemporary social space. More recently several eminent artists and scholars attached to Kala Bhavana have been keeping the tradition alive by their personal visual experience, fresh exposure and openness for experiment.
Its academic programme is broad based, it introduces the students to a vast repertoire of techniques and art forms backed by the knowledge of history of art. The studio practice, lectures, discussions and exhibitions keep the art atmosphere of the faculty alive, where the students get ample opportunity to sharpen their individual sensibilities and future prospects.
Kala Bhavana has at present six major streams of studies:
Contact: Adhyaksha (Principal), Kala-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati
P.O. Santiniketan -731 235, District - Birbhum, West Bengal, India
Telephone: +91 3463 262 751 to 262 756 (6 lines), Extension – 313 / 374