|Academy of Fine Arts|
একাডেমী অফ ফাইন আর্টস
|Location||Cathedral Road, Kolkata|
|Address||2, Cathedral Road, Kolkata 700 071|
The academy was formally established in 1933 by Lady Ranu Mukherjee. It was initially located in a room loaned by the Indian Museum, and the annual exhibitions used to take place in the adjoining verandah.
In the 1950s, thanks to the efforts of Lady Ranu Mookerjee and patronage by Bidhan Chandra Roy, Chief Minister of West Bengal, as well as Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India, the academy was shifted to a much larger space in the Cathedral Road, beside St. Paul's Cathedral, the present location. At present, Prasun Mukherjee is the chairman of board of trustees and Kallol Bose is the Jt. secretary of executive committee.
There is a theatre auditorium in Academy of Fine Arts which is one of the most popular spots for performers and viewers of the city. Since 1984, an annual theatre festival is organised here.