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Bengal Foundation

Looking at Sultan beyond his art

Looking at Sultan beyond his art

Bengal Foundation hosted two events at Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct on July 12, as part of extended programmes of 'Second Sight', an exhibition of selected paintings and drawings by SM Sultan from the private collection of Abul Khair. The programme began with screening of a video interview of late film-maker Tareque Masud, where he...

Focus on Sultan's genius

Focus on Sultan's genius

On June 17 at The Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct, a discussion was held on “Sultan's philosophy and artistry”. The discussion was a segment of the Precinct's current exhibition, 'Second Sight', an exhibition of selected works by SM Sultan from the private collection of Abul Khair. The conversation on “Sultan's philosophy and artistry” was initiated...

Poetry and printmaking workshop at Bengal Centre

Poetry and printmaking workshop at Bengal Centre

Bengal Foundation and the American Center of the US Embassy in Dhaka have jointly been organising a series of three workshops on printmaking and poetry. Calvin Hayes, Cultural Affairs Officer of the American Center in Dhaka, inaugurated the first workshop at the Bengal Centre Khilkhet in the capital on June 9. The organisors...

Mighty Sultan and the latest arts hub in town

Mighty Sultan and the latest arts hub in town

Bengal Foundation's new cultural centre, the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct, opened on May 23 at The Daily Star Centre with an exhibition titled “Poradrishti”. The exhibit features works by master painter SM Sultan from the personal collection of Bengal Foundation Chairman and art collector Abul Khair. Founder and Chairperson of BRAC, Sir Fazle...

Star-Bengal Arts Precinct opens

Star-Bengal Arts Precinct opens

In an effort to patronise arts and culture, The Daily Star and Bengal Foundation yesterday jointly launched “Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct” at The Daily Star Centre in Karwan Bazar through an exhibition of paintings by SM Sultan. The exhibition titled “Poradrishti” or "Second Sight" features oil paintings, ink drawings and charcoal sketches by the...

The Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct

Opens to public today

Opens to public today

The Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct, a sanctuary for nurturing artistic talent, is opening to the public today with a display of selected artworks by maestro SM Sultan. Titled “Poradrishti” (second sight), the exhibition will begin following a launching ceremony at 6:00pm, said organisers at a press meet at The Daily Star Centre yesterday. The exhibition...

Mastercraftspersons Award and Crafts Fair 2014

Mastercraftspersons Award and Crafts Fair 2014

National Crafts Council of Bangladesh and Bengal Foundation jointly organised an award ceremony and a four-day fair to  promote crafts that appear to be disappearing in  Bangladesh. On March 6, at the open premises of Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhanmondi, the event was officially launched by the Cultural Affairs secretary Dr. Ranjit Kumar...

Bangladeshi and Indian painters' exhibition in Kolkata

Bangladeshi and Indian painters' exhibition in Kolkata

Under the title “The Bridge Across”, Bengal Foundation, the Deputy High-Commission of Bangladesh in Kolkata and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have jointly organised a group art exhibition, featuring the works of several Bangladeshi and Indian painters. The exhibition is now on at the Rabindranath Tagore Centre in Kolkata. Prominent Indian artist Jogen...

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