History of JKK

In the vast spectrum of Indian Art and heritage, the need of incubating and nurturing art and artists was prominently felt ans the phenomenon brought the establishment of an international multi ast and culture centre in Jaipur in 1993, popularly know as JKK. This This international institution focused to the preservation and promotion of the various genres of Indian art and culture; embellishes further the visual and cultural heritage of Jaipur.

In the last few of years JKK has apparently become the popular cultural destination and is giving a point of reference to the newly arising art and cultural centers. Owing to the activities showcased here such as workshops, dance and music recitals, theatre shows, art exhibitions and publications focused on art & culture, JKK pleasures to portray the various nuances of the genre. JKK has been constantly facilitating art-connoisseurs, scholars, artists, artisans and visitors to interact with each other through its programming. The communion and connivance has emerged to make them to observe extrinsic as well as intrinsic aspects of art and culture of Rajasthan and India.

JKK’s uniquely structured building on the theme of nine planets was designed by the renowned Indian architect of international repute–Late Charles Correa. The architecture of the building is based on the Navgraha (Nine-Planet) concept of Indian astronomy and resembles the square-grid plan of Jaipur city as well.

The main building contains six exhibition galleries, open air theatre, auditoriums, dormitories, and coffee house. Each section of the building resembles the characteristics of the respective planet; for instance, the library is located in the Jupiter section, which attributes to knowledge and wisdom.  The murals from the Jain mythology, the charts and paintings on the ceiling of the central dome formulate the exceptional nature of JKK. The Coffee House in the lunar section portrays the less revealed aspects of Indian astronomy through the paintings and creativity shown here; even on the coffee – tables.  Moreover, it witnesses the leisure activities of the intelligentsia and art connoisseurs in the fragrant ambience of their thoughts, coffee beans and appetising cuisines.

Adjoining the main building of JKK, a rural complex housed in it 9.5 acre complex known as Shilpgram is the venue for fairs, haat bazaars and festivals. It has six huts representing Braj (Bharatpur), Hadauti (Kota), Tribal( Dungarpur), Desert (Barmer and Bikaner), Shekhawati (Sikar) and Centre ( Jaipur). 

Adjoining the main building of JKK, a rural complex housed in it 9.5 acre complex known as Shilpgram is the venue for fairs, haat bazaars and festivals. It has six huts representing Braj (Bharatpur), Hadauti (Kota), Tribal( Dungarpur), Desert (Barmer and Bikaner), Shekhawati (Sikar) and Centre ( Jaipur). 


Adjoining the main building of JKK, a rural complex housed in it 9.5 acre complex known as Shilpgram is the venue for fairs, haat bazaars and festivals. It has six huts representing Braj (Bharatpur), Hadauti (Kota), Tribal( Dungarpur), Desert (Barmer and Bikaner), Shekhawati (Sikar) and Centre ( Jaipur).