Radhakamal Mukerjee Memorial Lecture Series

The contribution of the second Chairman of the Akademi Dr. Radhakamal Mukherjee is invaluable. Shri Mukerjee died on 24 August, 1968 while chairing the General Council meeting in the Akademi campus.
He has donated 271 works of art from his private collection to the Akademi which boasts of famous works of distinguished artists. Since 1979, lecture-series are being organised by the Akademi in his memory where renowned artists, art historians and art critics of the country are invited to speak on issues related to contemporary art. The following dignitaries have been invited so far :

S.No. Speaker Year Topic
44 Dr. Shashibala Rathi 2018 The emotional research of the soul is art.
43 Dr. S.P Verma 2018 History of Indian art.
42 Dr. Veerbala Bhavasar 2007 Modern Art
41 Pan. Vidhyadhar Vyas 2005 Interlink between Lalit Kala and Sangeet
40 Shri Rai Anand Krishna 2005 Interlink between Lalit Kala and Litreture
39 Shri Jyotish Joshi 2005 Interlink between Natya Kala and Lalit Kala
38 Shobhna Narayan 2005 Interlink between Lalit Kala and Nritya Kala
37 Dr.Vidya Niwas Misra 2002 Indian Art Perspective
36 Sri P.N. Choyal 2001

i- Outline of Contemporary Arty

ii- Art Education

35 Sri Sunit Chopra 1998

i- Art & Sociology

ii- The Radical in Indian Art

34 Sri P.N. Mago 1994

i- Art Craft & Craft Art

ii- Quest for New Modes in Contemporary Art

33 Sri Vinod Bharadwaj 1993

i- Threats in Today's Art

ii- Art & its Market

32 Sri Pranav Ranjan Ray 1992 Indian Art History in Modern Age - A Viewpoint
31 Dr. Rai Anand Krishna 1987

i- Chronology of Mewar Painting

ii- Artists - Their Estates & Genealogies in Mewar

30 Sri Keshav Malik 1987

i- Art Centres in India

ii- Art & Technology

29 Dr. Jyotindra Jain 1986 Ritual Art of Western India
28 Sri Vivan Sundaram 1986 Images & Contact - Figurative Painting in India
27 Prof. K.S. Kulkarni 1985

i- Appreciation of Art

ii- Elements of Art Composition

26 Dr. Sridhar Andhare 1984

i- Chronology of Mewar Painting

ii- Artists - Their Estates & Genealogies in Mewar

25 Dr. Mohan Lal Nigam 1983

i- Mughal Art

ii- Sculptures of Andhra

24 Ms. Geeta Kapoor 1983

i- The Glass Picture of K.G. Subramanian

ii- About Impression of Indian Art

23 Ms. Jaya Appaswami 1982

i- Indian Paintings on Company School

ii- Indian Paintings on Glass

22 Dr. Ratan Parimu 1981

i- Ashta Mahapratiharya

ii- Indian Sculpture on Events of life of Mahatma Buddha

21 Sri K.K. Nayyar 1980

i- Indian Paintings

ii- Continuity & Mutations

iii- The Modern Phase & the Images of Man in Contemporary Indian Paintings

20 Prof. Joseph James 1979

i- Towards a Picture

ii- The Picture of Modern Indian Art

iii- The Picture & the Prospects

19 Dr. L.P. Sihare 1978

i- Evaluation of Traditional Indian Art

ii- Brief Survey of International Modern Painting

iii- Brief Survey of Indian Modern Art

18 Dr. Suresh Awasthi 1978 Fine Art & Traditional Theatre
17 Sri Akbar Padamsee 1978 Aesthetic Sense & Contemporary Awareness in Indian Traditions
16 Prof. Krishna Khanna 1977

i- The Progressive Painters' Group - 1948-53

ii- Alternatives Before the Indian Artists

iii- My Progress as an Artist since 1947

15 Prof. B.R. Amberkar 1976 Evaluation of Art : A Point of View
14 Prof. Dinkar Kaushik 1974

i- Art Education

ii- Two Experiments in Creative Education

iii- Genesis of Image in Art

13 Sri Nissim Ezkil 1973 Modern Indian Art& Its Audience
12 Sri P.C. Little 1973 Art Scene - Then & Now
11 Sri Asad Ali 1973 Contemporary Art Scene
10 Sri Krishna Narain Kacker 1973 Nature of Modern Paintings
9 Prof. Ramchandra Shukla 1973 Future Trends of Indian Modern Art
8 Prof. Ajit Chakravarty 1972 Tantrik Art
7 Prof. K.G. Subramanian 1972 Our Art Traditions - Its Many Phases
6 Sri M. Zaheer 1971 Display of Objects in Museum& Galleries
5 Prof. S.K. Saraswati 1971 Nepalese Manuscripts' Painting
4 Sri Mukundi Lal 1971 Traditions in Indian Art Theory
3 Dr. Bhagwat Sharan Upadhyaya 1970 Erotic in Symbols
2 Prof. Nihar Ranjan Ray 1970 Image of Matter & Life in Indian Art
1 Ms. Kamala Devi Chatopadhyay 1970 Characteristics of Folk Art