Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, established in 1962, with the objective of conserving and promoting visual arts : painting, sculpture, architecture, and graphics, is an autonomous cultural organization of the Government of Kerala.
Those who have steered the course of history since its inception 28/11/62, are magnetic personalities in their chosen fields. The line traces its history back to the great artist Raja Ravi Varma , as his son M Rama Varma Raja chaired the first committee. Ever since, celebrities have presided over its undertakings and projects.
The Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Complex, designed by the renowned architect Lauri Baker, has the stamp of Kerala’s indigenous architecture. The head-office complex graces the cultural capital of Kerala with its Art Gallery, Reference Library, Archives, and Guest House.
Today, the Akademi is a centre for cultural, artistic, and educational activities spilling over to other fields like cartoon and photography. While preserving Kerala’s unique traditional fine arts, the contemporary art scene is updated by bringing artists to camps, workshops, exhibitions and seminars.
The Akademi has art galleries in various places around the State including Thiruvananthapuram, Kilimanoor, Kayamkulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kodungalloor, Kaladi, Malampuzha, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Thalassery, Kanjangadu and Mananthavaadi.
Director/Curator: Mr. Sathyapal, Chairman
Contact: 91 4872333773