Besides providing the largest gallery space to local, regional, and international artists to showcase their work in Kathmandu, the Nepal Art Council has also commenced exchange programs between artists from SAARC countries. Furthermore, it has expanded its permanent collection of about 200 reproductions of contemporary art by master artists from around the world, and by acquiring more than 70 original works by contemporary Nepali artists and some rare traditional originals. Some of the key exhibitions hosted since 2014 are :
Climate + Change (Nov 2013 – May 2014) : It was organized by ICIMOD and Glacierworks with support from US Embassy in Nepal, designed by Thinc and photo.circle in partnership with Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Art Council, the exhibition served as a landmark photography and multimedia exhibition on the Himalayas. [view gallery]
Inter-linkage between Art and Environment (June 2014) : The exhibition was a collaboration between folk and traditional artists from Kathmandu and the Mithila region.
Kochi Muziris Biennale (12.2.2014 – 06.01.2015) : NAC participated at the Biennale with the works of three Nepali artists.
Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu -an exhibition of paintings and research by Joy Lynn Davis (10 April 2015). It was organized by Himalayan Art and Culture Heritage Project in partnership with photo.circle and supported by UNESCO Kathmandu office and Nepal Art Council.
Painting and sculpture exhibitions as part of earthquake relief campaign : ‘Let’sart: 17-24 July 2015.
“Celebrating The Trans-Himalayan Bond” to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Sino-Nepal Relations by renowned Chinese Artist Zhao Jao Janqui displayed his monumental Ink Wash Paintings first at Nepal Art Council (October 11-18’2015) and then at the National Museum of China (Beijing) November 8-20, 2015. [view gallery]
The year 2013 A. D. (Bikram Samvat 2070) marked the 50th anniversary of the Nepal Art Council. On 13th April 2013, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, President of the Federal Republic of Nepal, graced the function to celebrate the Golden Jubilee on 13th April 2013 and inaugurated the newly-conceived Bagmati Gallery, on the top floor of the building.