There are some famous paintings here like Saat bhai champa by Gaganendranath Tagore, Shiva with Ganesh. The collection includes out-of-the-world paintings and sculptures by Indian and International artists and are a testament to their creative and innovative genius.
There is a theatre auditorium in Academy of Fine Arts which is one of the most popular spot for performers and viewers of the city.Since 1984, an annual theatre festival is organized here.
It was initially located in a room loaned by the Indian Museum, and the annual exhibitions used to take place in the adjoining verandah.
In the 1950s, thanks to the efforts of Lady Ranu Mookerjee and patronage by B.C.Roy, Chief Minister of West Bengal.