Two new exhibitions are scheduled to be inaugurated at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Tuesday.
The first of these two exhibitions is a three-day exhibition on Islamic calligraphy arts and photographs, marking the occasion of the International Day of Islamic Art 2020.
Md Abdul Mannan Ilias, additional secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs is expected to inaugurate the exhibition at 12 pm as the chief guest of the inauguration ceremony.
BSA secretary Md Nowshad Hossain will preside over the inauguration event, which will also be joined by Md. Shohel Imam Khan, deputy secretary-general of Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO as the special guest.
The exhibition will continue from November 24-26 from 11 am to 6 pm.
Meanwhile, marking the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - a group art exhibition organized by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) and the High Commission of India in Dhaka, in collaboration with BSA, will also be inaugurated on Tuesday at the Gallery 4 of the National Art Gallery.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni will inaugurate the special exhibition as the chief guest at 4 pm.
High Commissioner of India in Dhaka Vikram Doraiswami will preside over the inaugural event, while eminent thespian and former Cultural Affairs minister Asduzzaman Noor and Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, chief coordinator of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee, will join as the special guests.
Featuring the artworks of 12 prolific artists of Bangladesh including Abdul Mannan, Md Muniruzzaman, Syeda Mahbuba Karim Mini, Kader Bhuiyan, Kiriti Ranjan Biswas, Sanjib Das Apu, Prashanta Kumar Buddha, SM Mizanur Rahman, Md Jakir Hossain Pulok, Manjur Rashid, Manik Banik and Sourav Chowdhury - the exhibition will remain open for everyone from November 24 to November 26, every day from 11 am till 6 pm.