Featuring artworks of 18 artists from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, a weeklong exhibition, titled Mujib Barsha, is currently underway at Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum (BNM).
Organised by Society for Promotion of Bangladesh Art (SPBA), the exhibition showcases a total of 72 artworks, including paintings, sketches and statues. The paintings drawn by the artists of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka reflect the culture, heritage and lifestyles of the respective countries.
Foreign Minister Dr A K M Abdul Momen inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on Saturday, while the State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid and noted freedom fighter and artist Shahabuddin Ahmed attended the ceremony as the guests of honour.
Dr A K M Abdul Momen said, "I am delighted to inaugurate this exhibition. I believe that it will create a bridge between the art and culture of two countries. Throughout the years, Bengali traditions and cultures have been embraced by artists and writers."
State Minister KM Khalid said that this exhibition will be considered as a milestone for being dedicated to the Father of the Nation. He also said that the aesthetic expressions of the artists from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are depicted in their artworks and the cultural bridge between the two countries is strong.
"We are delighted to arrange the exhibition and art camp for the artists of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. On the occasion of this exhibition, four eminent artists from Sri Lanka came to Dhaka and through this event, a connection among the artists of the two countries was established," said SPBA Chairman Anjan Chowdhury.
The exhibition will continue till February 28.