ODIART CENTRE:

ODIART Centre   nestling on the bank of Lake Chilika, and developed by the Society for Development of Rural Literature, a registered non-profit cultural society, showcases the traditional, folk and tribal arts of Odisha. It's being developed in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha.

ODIART houses   Purvasha Museum for visual art; Rang Manch for theatre and other performing arts; Prafulla, the library,ODIART Documentation & Research Centre; Kalakriti, the business centre; Gurukul, the training centre for traditional and modern arts; and Santusti, a restaurant specializing in authentic Odia cuisine.

The Purvasha Museum is designed as a space for displaying the rich art heritage of Odisha. The fledgling museum currently exhibits the quintessential Odishan rural, folk and tribal paintings, sculptures and artefacts. It has sixteen galleries that hold a treasure trove of colourful pata paintings, engraved palmleaf paintings, ritualistic Osakothi paintings, various Ganjappa, artistic stone, wood and horn sculptures, and colourful masks, Dokra, paddy craft, masks of seven countries and masks of Odisha. It is a collection that is a treat for the eyes.

Rang Mach captures and displays live performance of rare folk and tribal troupes.

The Purvasha Museum is launched on Dec. 2017, followed by a weeklong national level Folk Art Carnival known as Shellduck Folk Carnival.

Come and experience the pure, pristine culture of Odisha in the serene environment and joyous ethnic ambience of the the ODIART copmplex.

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