Moolagundam Art Gallery (MAG) is an art gallery sprawling over 5500 sqft. Envisioning the ultimate in bounteous creativity and eminence. The gallery offers itself as a premier center-piece of attraction in the mid-set of Hyderabad city at Banjara Hills. MAG is founded in the year 2019 , it is one such standalone foundation dedicated towards celebrating the ethos of fine-line artistry from all over India’s artistic production. Art Gallery’s space presents itself as a unique and definitive exhibition arena with a selective yet unique collection of -
● An exhaustive array of paintings.
● An awe-inspiring sculptures.
● The relics of art literature from 17th to 19th century.
● A rare books collection at its archive.
Vision of MAG
MAG envisions to promote and nurture the Contemporary Indian Arts inclusively building the platform for the upcoming talents from different parts of the country. Thus providing a space for the viewers and the art collector alike to experience and nurture the same. It is the space for interaction and intellectual debates on art and culture. MAG widely interests and draws on - art ideas building around the world to present it to the Indian community; through the workshops focusing on Art & Theory, Philosophy of Art & Practice, and nonetheless it invites views of art enthusiasts too - to constructively build through perception on art and society. The mission of the Moolagundam Art Gallery is to encourage art appreciation and understanding of contemporaneity in taste; and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art.
Moolagundam Art Gallery
Passion for creative pursuits can be an intoxicant for some or an Elixir of life for others. It can make you do wonders. One such fine but lesser-known instance could be cited within a man, named Late Shri Moolagundam Basavaiah, the grandfather of Mr. Krishna Moolagundam. The fine legacy was passed down to his son Late Shri Moolagundam eswaraiah, father of Mr. Krishna Moolagundam, who at a very young age had formed a keen interest towards arts. A teacher and artist in equal measure; he practised art with intense dedication and also collected the same, nurturing a hobby. Some of his murals can be still seen across the walls of temples in Raichur, Gadwal and Wanaparthy. They say Wisdom begets Wisdom and such is invariably the case of Krishna Moolagundam, the heart and brain behind MAG.
A businessman by profession, he is known to be a fervent lover of art and everything about it. He has been collecting art for over ten years now, picking on the trails of his ancestors. The initial years, driven by his penchant saw him procuring artworks limited to his personal liking. However, with time, he became more aware of varying Indian Art forms & Art Movements around the country. Gradually, his fervid act took a solemn turn, as he travelled to visit several exhibitions in India and abroad. He met artists in person in their studios to better understand their minds and their creativity. Besides adding to his collection of paintings and sculptures, Krishna Moolagundam has collected volumes of precious art literature as well.
Today, his personal collection of more than 1000 artworks by the finest Indian artists of all time, has served as the bedrock for the first ever exhibition of Moolagundam Art Gallery.