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The Academy of Fine Arts is a renowned cultural institution which is solely devoted to the cause of promotion of art and culture in India in general and in Kolkata in particular. It has art galleries, auditorium, conference room, art classes and an art museum in one premise. It is considered as the pilgrimage for the artists and art lovers, not only from Kolkata but from different parts of the country and abroad. At present, the Academy of Fine Arts is having six Galleries on the ground floor to display artworks by artists and groups from all parts of India and abroad; an Auditorium with 700 seating capacity, a Conference Room with 100 seating capacity. It is on the Stage of Academy’s auditorium that renowned dramatists like Mohit Chattopadhyay, Shambhu Mitra, Tripti Mitra, Utpal Dutta, Ramaprasad Banik, Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay, Shaonli Mitra, Rudraprasad Sengupta, Swatilekha Sengupta, Soumitra Chattopaddhyay, and other famous artists of the present era have performed time and again. Over many decades, the Academy has provided the platform to many young Artists, Painters, Sculptors and talents of the Theatre World. The heart of the organization is an Art Museum, formed by the personal collection of Lady Ranu Mookerjee. It includes rare paintings, sculptures, textiles, carpets and the nucleus of the collection are the paintings, books, manuscripts, personal belongings, and locks of hair of Shri Rabindranath Tagore which were gifted to Lady Mookherjee by the Poet. The Academy of Fine Arts run Painting Class (Children, Junior & Senior Section), Sketch Club (Practice Class for Art lover & Student), Applied Art & Design Course and Interior Design Course (for student above 18 yrs of age). There is also a Library that consists of art related reference books in the same campus. No dramatist or artist think his career complete unless they have performed or hold exhibition in the Academy of Fine Arts.