Looking to Beat Delhi’s Heat? Visit the KNMA and Support a Good Cause!

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With the children and artists from Karm Marg

Continuing my series on things to do in Delhi with kids this summer, I’m here to present a fun cultural excursion. Malls and indoor areas are the best way to beat the heat. However, shopping, eating out and watching movies can get repetitive. Hence, I recommend a visit to the “Humaari Chaap” Exhibition of artworks at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA). It is easily accessible and located in a mall!

L-R: Woodcut paintings, terracotta works

ARTREACH INDIA’S TEACHING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:

Artreach India is an NGO that seeks to uplift children from the slums of Delhi, by teaching them various mediums of art and expression. Having closely followed this worthy cause since its inception a few years ago, I have seen the amount of happiness and self-confidence these activities instil in each child that participates.

Every year, the NGO chooses an artist from a pool of applicants, to work with a group of 20 young people. The workshops cover new and varying techniques of art, and include exciting field trips to colleges, museums, exhibitions and art fairs. This teaching fellowship is supported by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.

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Reverse paintings, terracotta, and collage making

HUMAARI CHAAP EXHIBITION:

This year’s theme “Humaari Chaap” was conceptualized by artist Megha Madan and the children from Karm Marg. From July 2018 to May 2019, the children were taught “observation drawing, portraiture, wood-cut, screen-printing, landscape and map-making, collage and visual stories.” In addition to this, they participated in a pottery workshop led by Kristine Michael and students from The British School, New Delhi.

The budding artists from Karm Marg

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Artist Megha Madan conducted the fellowship this year

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THE EXHIBITION AT KNMA:

Art has enriched the lives of these children by giving wings to their budding talent. Each work on display is beautiful, unique and holds universal appeal. Apart from making lovely additions to your home, these artworks also make good gifts as they are very reasonably priced, with all proceeds going to the cause.

I highly recommend a visit to the KNMA this month. Take your family and your children along with you- they will enjoy seeing the artwork and you can invest in art while performing a noble deed.

While there, do check out the exhibit of artist Arpita Singh’s works entitled “Submergence: In the Midst of Here and There”, curated by Roobina Karode.

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Have some fun at the selfie booth while you’re there!

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S TEACHING FELLOWSHIP ARE CURRENTLY OPEN:  You can apply at www.artreachindia.org.

DETAILS OF HUMAARI CHAAP EXHIBITION:

Venue: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, 145, DLF South Court Mall, Saket

Dates: 6th – 30th June, 2019

Timings: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Public Holidays closed.

Nearest Metro Stop: Saket Metro Station on the Yellow Line

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  1. I would share the details of exhibition with my family and friends in Delhi. The art crafts are lovely and it’s a noble initiative by the Ngo to train the kids.

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