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Cholamandal Artists' Village

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Injambakkam, Chennai 600041, India
+91 44 2449 0092
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A Collective Exhibition of South Indian Modern Art

On my way back to Chennai from Dakshin Chitra museum, I went here. I like modern art so I did enjoy... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Eric G
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Yerevan, Armenia
One time visit if on ECR

For those who are too much into Arts. I just liked one painting there which was on first floor... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
YashiR25
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An unassuming introduction to local art, the Cholamandal Village is a serene set-up, displaying works of upcoming and established artists, painters and sculptors from South India. It was built in 1966 and is nine kilometers from the city. The village houses an art gallery, museum and an amphitheater for theater performances. This is a residential village for the artists, so a polite reserve is appreciated.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Injambakkam, Chennai 600041, India
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+91 44 2449 0092
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

On my way back to Chennai from Dakshin Chitra museum, I went here. I like modern art so I did enjoy my visit. Sample works by contemporary artists are exhibited here. Almost half of the exhibit is permanent (called "the museum"), and the other half...More

Thank Eric G
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

For those who are too much into Arts. I just liked one painting there which was on first floor right side. Well-maintained, if happens to be on ECR, worth a one time visit.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This artists’ village displays modern and abstract paintings and sculptures from India. I very much enjoyed perusing the works on displays and it is definitely worth seeing if you are interested in the art scene from India. The pieces are well-presented and there is plenty...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This Art Gallery is located close to the VGP Theme Park along the ECR. It displays paintings of various themes. The art gallery is well maintained. It is not usually crowded as it is away from the center of the city.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

nothing special to see over there...waste of time...I personally do not recommend anyone to go for this place

1  Thank Vilasitha V
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This museum with contemporary art is such a nice place to spend an afternoon with. I got so amused by their history. You will also have the chance to meet the artists during the morning. I strictly recommend to watch "Krishnaa" by A. Selvaraj. My...More

Thank Thusanee L
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

For all those , who have interest in arts , some very beautiful art work . You can also purchase few paintings starting from 5000/- INR to 60,000/-INR :) Not that big ,you can easily cover all in 1hrs to 2 hrs Ticket 30rs for...More

2  Thank Sunand_sharma
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place should not have been made a public attraction. Unless you have extreme interest towards art or you're an ardent artist, this place is a complete disaster. Don't waste your time and money by visiting this place. There's absolutely nothing here other than paintings...More

Thank RAJKUMAR A
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is a kind of open-air museum with many examples of Indian architecture and village houses. You can also see here how sari is made, pottery, etc. The best part for me was surprisingly short videos presented in few places. That way man can learn...More

3  Thank Krzysztof N
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The 10th December , 2016 is the date we will never forget . On this day we first visited Dakshin Chitra and then very fortunate to visit Cholamandal an Artists’ Village brainchild of K C S Paniker , eminent painter and visionary who dreamt of...More

4  Thank Dilip S
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