Chief Patron: Vice Chancellor, Lt Gen (Retd) Zameer Uddin ShahPatron: Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig (Retd) S Ahmad AliCoordinator: Dr. Badar Jahan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Fine Arts
Visiting Hour -10:00 AM-04:30 PM Friday- 9:00 AM-12:00 PMSunday- Closed
The history of Moinuddin Ahmad Art
Gallery begins in the year 1928 when Prof. Moinuddin Ahmad got constructed this
Gallery in AMU Campus. His vision was to disseminate the art of painting at
Aligarh. It was his wish that his mission should be carried out in future by
the committed and dedicated guardians of the Aligarh Muslim University. Today after more than 50 years the vision and
the mission of Moinuddin Ahmad has been accomplished by the visionaries Lt Gen (Retd)
Zameer Uddin Shah, the present Vice
Chancellor of AMU and the Pro-Vice Chancellor Brig (Retd) S Ahmad Ali who
executed the mission of Moinuddin Ahmad by getting the building renovated. On
the eve of Sir Syed day the 17th of October 2013 the gallery was inaugurated by
Dr. Aziz Quraishi, Hon?ble Governor of Uttrakhand in the presence of the Vice
Chancellor and the Pro-Vice Chancellor.
The growth of Art largely depends on the
growth of Art Galleries. An
Art Gallery is a platform which provides recognition to the artist.
Today all the metropolitan cities are mushroomed with private, government and semi
government Art Galleries which are taking Indian Art business to international
levels as most of them are big auction houses.
Artists who are connected to these galleries get due benefits. New Delhi
and Mumbai is the hub for art activities due to its metropolitan nature and a
good network of Art Galleries. Art still holds back stage in small cities and
towns in terms of growth and promotion. In this situation the emergence of an
Art Gallery at Aligarh is a boon to the artist community.
MAAG provides not only large exterior
and spacious interior but also supportive facility for variety of programmes
and shows. The gallery has a beautiful ambience suitable for
an artist to work peacefully. Apart from
developing a permanent collection the management of the gallery is
committed for regular events and programmes specially designed for the benefits
of the immerging artists and students of Aligarh Muslim University and visiting
artists. Our focus is on the holistic
development of the gallery and the art in this region through several
comprehensive plans and programmes of national
and international levels such as Group and Solo Shows, artist workshops,
residencies, lectures and demonstrations of invited artists and various
interactive programmes in collaboration.
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