Dakshinachitra Art Gallery, a project of the Madras Craft Foundation was opened in 2005 with the objective of bringing contemporary art to the public. Since then the gallery has showcased numerous art exhibitions of contemporary artists in the regional and national level. Photograhic exhibitions, thematic shows on heritage, nature, classical art forms also find space here now and then.

Dakshinachitra is a centre for the living traditions of art, folk, performing arts, craft and architecture of India with an emphasis on the traditions of South India. A part of the Madras Craft Foundation, this is a non-profit organization which was started in 1996. The centre spreads over ten acres by the bay of Bengal at Muttukadu, 25 kilometres South of Chennai on the East Coast Road to Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.

DAKSHINACHITRA
East Coast Road, Muttukadu
Chengalpet District
Tamil Nadu 603118
T: (044) 27472603
W: http://www.dakshinachitra.net

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