Baradari: A House of Arts and Crafts held its first Islamic Calligraphy exhibition at the prestigious Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s apex organisation for promotion of Indian fine arts, between May 3 and 9, 2017.

Held at the Lucknow centre of the Lalit Kala Akademi, the exhibition was a massive success, which saw impressive attendance and fantastic sales.

It was inaugurated by Ms Runa Banerjee, a renowned social worker and recipient of Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award given by the Government of India, and Ms Vandana Sehgal, a prominent architect, artist and academician.

Many art patrons attended the event, and school groups came to learn about Islamic calligraphy.

The exhibition got extensive media coverage as well. Here are some snippets:

“…a first-of-its-kind exhibition in Lalit Kala Akademi’

-- The Times of India, India’s largest English daily

 “The exhibition is attracting the city’s art lovers in large numbers”.

-- The Hindustan Times, India’s second largest English daily

“The onlookers were stunned by the beauty of the combination of modern art with traditional calligraphy.”

-- Navbharat Times