A melting pot of many cultures, Pune has always welcomed different forms of art and tradition, right from its various rulers to the diverse plethora of people that call it home today. Though you might have to take the effort to find them, Pune has many avenues for die hard art aficionados. The city is home to both high-end art galleries and smaller more off-beat venues depending on what you prefer. Here are some of the art galleries in Pune that will enthral your senses.
The Gyaan Adab art experience presents exhibitions that are conceptually and aesthetically accessible to viewers and enhances their appreciation of the work by cross genre reflection. Known mostly for its book readings and poetry sessions, Gyaan Adab also hosts art exhibitions in the indoor space. Located in Kalyani Nagar, Gyaan Adab hosts exhibitions of abstract paintings, murals, and conceptual sculptures. The place also hosts workshops on painting, mask making, and sculpting.
Bungalow 30 Lane 3C South Avenue, Carnation Society, Prathamesh Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411006
The Monalisa Kalagram
Tucked away in the quaint bylanes of KP, is one of Pune’s most prolific outdoor art center/gallery – The Monalisa Kalagram. Open to a host of art shows, book readings, workshops and documentary screenings and nestled in the lush green setup of Pingale Farms, it makes the perfect anchor for creative minds and the perfect retreat for art lovers.
Pingale Farms, End of south main road, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
Tilting Art Gallery
Set up in the Ishanya Mall, the Tilting Art Gallery encourages visitors to get interested in art. The art showcased at the gallery ranges from abstract to straightforward and even devotional. In December last year, the mall hosted the first Ishanya International Art Festival. It was a four-day event that acted as a platform for artists, art galleries, art buyers, and connoisseurs to exchange ideas.
Shastri Nagar, Yerawada, Pune, Maharashtra 411006
Located on Bhandarkar Institute Road, Art2Day is one of the oldest private galleries in Pune dedicated to the promotion of young talent. It provides a platform for them to exhibit their work along with that of eminent artists. The Gallery has featured a wide range of well-known painters, sculptors and Folk Artist to students of art colleges. There have been several noteworthy exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and even photography.
805, Bhandarkar Road, The Reverie Apartments, Deccan, Above Skoda Car Showroom, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra 411004
Darpan Art Gallery
An excellent place to showcase artwork in Pune, Darpan Art Gallery is where you can get your fill on all things artistic—from paintings to sketches to sculptures and craft work. Located in Gokhale Nagar, the gallery was established in 2009 and is now one of the most sought-after galleries among artists. Featuring refreshing displays, the gallery is known to have a very efficient curator who encourages both artists and visitors to come forward and appreciate art.
Kalachhaya Campus, Patrakar Nagar Rd, Gokhalenagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411016