SRI JAYACHAMARAJENDRA ART GALLERY

A treasure house of masterpieces. It is popularly known as Jaganmohan Palace. Certainly worth a visit. Paintings, portraits of kings, ceramic, porcelain and glass objects the art from England and Japan, Chinese wooden furniture and carvings, etchings and Roman relics, all in all, quite a feast for the eyes. On the ground floor there are paintings and murals that depict the genealogy of the Mysore kings and princes. This ornate and charming royal residence was built in 1861 for the wedding of Krishnaraja Wodeyar. It was converted in to an auditorium and museum. It is a colourful baroque building with domes, cupolas and finals which forms a highly imaginative creation .The Jaganmohan Palace was converted into an art gallery in the year 1875. It exhibits paintings, which date back to that period. The artists of that time used natural vegetable and mineral dyes. The famous traditional Mysore “Gold leaf” paintings are also exhibited in the gallery, as are oil paintings of contemporary artists like Raja Ravi Varma and Svetoslav Roerich. It is just opposite to the City Bus-Stand and walk able distance from the KSRTS Bus-Stand or the Main Bus-Stand. Apart from these, regular cultural programs are also arranged there.