Legislators demanded giving ownership rights to the tenants so that such structures can be redeveloped.
Updated: Aug 12, 2017 01:08 IST
Nov 12, 2017, 11:30 IST | Benita Fernando and Kusumita Das
Walking along Rampart Row in Kala Ghoda, it’s hard to tell that one of the windows of the five-storeyed Ador House used to be the cherished vista of the famed painter KH Ara. One of the founding members of the Bombay Progressives, Ara had his studio on the first floor. That modest studio exists today as the office space for Artists’ Centre, a gallery that has served as an exhibition venue and casual meeting ground for some of India’s biggest artists. Established in 1950 as Artists’ Aid Fund Centre, it is one of the oldest surviving galleries in the city and, in fact, contributed to the precinct’s reputation as the “Art District of Mumbai”.