Damerla Rama Rao Art Gallery was founded in memory of Mr. Damerla Rama Rao, an Indian artist who was born and raised in Rajahmundry. Several excellent examples of his art continue to be showcased here, some 92 years after his death. Damerla Rama Rao was a revolutionary in the world of painting, who took it as his calling to revive the Andhra style of painting. This gallery is a recommended visit for art lovers. Damerla Rama Rao was responsible for setting up institutions for the teaching of art. The Rajahmundry Chitra Kalashala is a prime example of such an institution. He not only made works of art for the world to see, but also spread knowledge about art and its application in society. He alone was responsible for putting Rajahmundry on the map in terms of fine arts. The Damerla Rama Rao Art Gallery pays homage to the great man through the display of his paintings. The Gallery is open on all days except Fridays and public holidays. The working hours are from 10:30 am to 5 pm.
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