For those interested in a glimpse of the past, there can be no better place in Bangalore than the Government Museum. With artifacts dating as far back as the Stone Age, the museum is a treasure trove of rare coins, sculptures and statues, paintings, tools, implements and what have you not. With hundreds of artifacts connected with the Harappa civilization , the Government Museum at Bangalore, is the oldest in India.
Located within the museum is another treasure trove – a collection of six hundred paintings displayed at the Venkatappa Art Gallery. Painted by the court painter of the Wodeyars, the renowned K Venkatappa, the paintings capture the essence and beauty of the area in that era. Glorious sunrises at Ooty captured through his brush on canvas are so real that it feels you are standing there witnessing the actual sunrise. Landscapes painted on his travels through the area along with paintings of Hanumaiah are displayed in the art gallery, leaving you spell bound as you look at the masterpieces. To compare what you have seen, a visit to the first floor of the gallery will bring you face to face with paintings of M F Hussain along with art works from the different schools of art like Khajuraho and Mathura.
|Entry Fee For Adults||Rs.4 - 10 per person|
|Entry Fee For Child||Rs.2 - 5 per person|
|Timings||All days of the week except Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM |