The Museum is one of its kinds in India. It showcases the evolution of Bengal Art from colonial times. It includes traditional art forms, group movements and works from pioneering stalwarts to new breeds of artists.
The Museum has galleries, named after prominent donors, like the Surrendra Paul Gallery, Emami Gallery, Purna Chandra Paul Gallery and Prabhat Chandra Sen Gallery. The 40,000 square feet space covers English Lithography, Chorbagan Prints, Kalighat Pats, The Tagores, Ramkinkar Baij, Nandalal Bose, JaminiRoy, Paritosh Sen, Ganesh Pyne, Bikash Bhattacharjee and new generation artists like Samir Roy, Chandra Bhattacharya, Tarun Roy and others. The Museum presently has in its possession about 500 artworks. The Collection is, arguably, the most important body of Modern Bengal Art. Trained young curators Debdutta Gupta and Nilanjan Banerjee are involved in curtain the Museum. The climate-controlled storage spaces associated with the Museum are state of the art.