5 Must-See Art Galleries & Cultural Spots in Karachi

Whether it’s an art gallery or sculptures that take you through decades of photography, art shedding light on artists creating pleasing pieces for masses, or on current social issues, these galleries, and cultural spots are a must-see to learn the compelling history and culture of Karachi or Pakistan. Here are the 5 Must-see places:

VM Art Gallery

This gallery is a reference point for the modern art scene in the entire country and Karachi after being a community center providing education to women after being founded in 1987. This gallery is highly organized and maintained, showcasing traditional art. This gallery also provides courses of art. This gallery’s mission is to promote the artist worldwide. What’s even greater about this place is that it gives the spotlight to many emerging artists who are struggling due to a lack of resources or are underrated.

Location: Dhoraji, Cp & Berar Chs Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Koel Gallery

This place is amazing to explore different artists, painters, and art pieces with a cooperative staff guiding you. With different exhibitions being put together every year, the place is a must-visit if you’re looking to appreciate some unique art pieces that are unforgettable. 

Location: R25M+5R5, Block 4 Clifton, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh

Canvas Gallery

This gallery is a must-visit for art lovers who love a multitude of styles and techniques of different artists. This gallery is dedicated to supporting young emerging artists in Pakistan. You can find a range of contemporary, modern, and miniature art. The gallery presents exhibitions now and then with great shows. With a well-curated collection, the visit to this gallery is always worth it.

Location: Block 4, Block 4, Clifton Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Mohatta Palace

This famous cultural spot is a museum, designed by Agha Ahmed Hussain, in Karachi. Mohatta palace was built as a home in 1927 for Shivratan Muhatta. He was a Hindu merchant who used to live here in the summer before the creation of Pakistan. With beautiful carvings on the roof and the wall, this place is beautifully preserved with old traditional clothes and great architecture.

Location: 7 Hatim Alvi Rd, Block 5 Old Clifton, Karachi, Sindh 75600

Chawkandi Art

A fabulous art gallery for art admirers and enthusiasts. This gallery was opened up in 1980 by Marjorie Hussain, who in 1960 moved to Karachi, her love and knowledge of Pakistani and Karachi’s art led to some quality exhibitions making it one of the best contemporary art galleries. There’s plenty of time spent when you visit this gallery just to have a look at the beautiful art showcased here.

Location: Block 9, Clifton Karachi, Sindh, 75500, Pakistan