Lady Ranu Mookerjee with Dr. Sarvapalli radhakrishan , Jamini Roy , atul Bose & others on the foundation laying occasion of Academy building at Cathedral Road
Eight gallery’s was constructed on the ground floor, the largest gallery space in India, display exhibition by artists and groups from all parts of India and Abroad. Above the specious galleries, an extensive museum was built covering the entire first floor. It comprises a fine collection of different types of arts.
Lady Ranu Mookherjee with with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on supervision of the model of academy building
The gallery of contemporary art comprises paintings and sculptures of India from 1900 to present day, had a good collection of Acharya Abanindranath Tagore, and of his brother Gaganendranath Tagore, who was first to introduce cinbism in India. Abanindranath’s famous disciples.
Abanindranath’s famous disciples Nandalal Bose, Asit Kumar Haldar, Kshitin Mazumdar, Samar Gupta and their disciples like Benod Behari Mukherjee. Sarada Ukil, Ram Kinkar Beig and others are all represented there. The Gallery of old Textiles might be considered among the fiver ones in India with rare pieces of old textiles from many parts of India.
The gallery of Miniature paintings has among other works, a unique Ram-Site series containing 18 fine miniature paintings, which were presented to lady Ram Mukherjee by her father Professor Phani Bhusan Adhikari, who received those paintings from Banaras Hindu University. The Carpet Gallery is rare, a gallery exclusively for carpets from Late. T L Martin and others.
Lady Ranu Mukherjee’s childhood was spent in Shantiniketan under the affectionate care of Rabindranath Tagore. To perpetuate those tender memories of her childhood days, “Rabindra Gallery” was created in academy an first floor in 1962. Lady Mukherjee donated to this ‘gallery’, the objects associated with the great poet from her personal collection can be divided into there categories:-
- Personal effect of Tagore
- His letters and manuscripts
- His paintings