The nucleus of Bharat Kala Bhavan
evolved in January 1920. Its first Hony. Chairman (for life) was
poet Rabindranath Tagore and its Hony. Vice-Chairman was poets
nephew Silpacharya Abanindranth Tagore. But in reality the credit
for the origin and subsequent development of this internationally
famous museum goes to Padmavibhushan Late Rai Krishnadasa
a renowned writer in Hindi and a pioneer among the Indian art historians and later on by Dr. Motichand, Shri O.P. Tondon, Dr. R. C. Sharma (Ex. Director), Dr. T.K. Biswas (Ex. Joint Director) and Dr. D.P. Sharma (present Director). .