Painting Freedom: Tagore, Jamini and Hemen – India’s Modernist Rebels

Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy and Hemen Mazumda

Painting Freedom documents the emergence of Indian modern art between 1870 and 1950. It is the largest exhibition ever held in the United Kingdom of artworks from this defining period of modern Indian art. With over 100 rarely seen works, including items displayed for the first time from private collections, this is a must-see exhibition. Painting Freedom takes the viewer on a journey covering Early Bengal Oils, Kalighat paintings, and the Bengal School, before presenting an extensive coverage of the three rebels who helped define this quest for cultural independence: Hemen Mazumdar, Jamini Roy and Rabindranath Tagore.


Leicester Museum and Art Gallery


Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

Web Address

Venue Address

53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, UK

Start Date

10 Sept 2021

End Date

21 Nov 2021

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 11-4.30pm, Weekends 11-5pm