About VAG

Visual Arts Gallery of the India Habitat Centre has come a long way since its inception in the July 2000. The India Habitat Centre has established itself as a locus, a platform for cultural activity, where there is an opportunity to display creative talent or witness excellence on display. The Visual Arts Gallery has been a hub of uninterrupted art activity spanning different genres, and crossing many a boundaries. From the visual art to seminars, and now traversing the path of the digital world, the Visual Arts Gallery has a finger on the pulse of contemporary art trends leading to a sharing and union of energies and ideas. The Gallery works in a multi-dimensional manner. From showcasing two-dimensional works to three-dimensional works, we are trying to bring the best of art traditions both nationally and internationally. There is also an interface between what is termed 'high art' to popular art traditions, very much in keeping with the philosophy and vision of the India Habitat Centre.

In the last fourteen years, as perhaps the largest non-profit centre in the country, we have been supporting art, crafts, material culture, emerging talent, and also the medium of photography. The immediacy of the medium of photography forms an inherent trajectory of the visual arts. Photography is now a serious art practice and we have hosted works by some of the well-known photographers of the country, namely Amit Pasricha, Amit Mehra, Prabir Purkayastha, among others. Their photo exhibits indeed herald the coming age of photography, and speak of the new levels to which photography is being taken.

Exhibition Calendar for this Month!



06th Jan - 11th Jan, 2017
"Timeless" - A solo exhibition by Ceramic Sculptures by Usha Garodia.

14th Jan - 18th Jan, 2017
“Folk and Tribal Art” - A group exhibition of Folk and tribal paintings

21st Jan - 22nd Jan, 2017
“Samay - A Photo Journey” A solo photography exhibition by Ritu Jhingon

23rd Jan - 24th Jan, 2017
“The Epic Journey of Indian Art : Festival of India Collection” - Indian Art Circle presents a group exhibition of various eminent artists

28th Jan - 30th Jan, 2017
“Pathfinders Annual exhibition” - Pathfinders presents a group exhibition of photographs



01st Jan - 06th Jan, 2017
A group painting & sculpture exhibition - by various artists .

07th Jan - 12th Jan, 2017
“Kalabimb 17” - A Group exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photography.

13th Jan - 17th Jan, 2017
“Soul of my country” - A solo painting exhibition by Uma bardhan

20th Jan - 25th Jan, 2017
“Somewhere over the rainbow” - A solo exhibition by Keerti Raj

26th Jan - 31st Jan, 2017
A solo painting exhibition - by Joyanto Deb



12th Jan - 16th Jan, 2017
The Cultural Landscapes of the Ghats of Varanasi - by Amita Sinha, Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.