of Folk and Tribal Art, better known as K.C.
Aryan's Home of Folk Art was founded in 1984 in
Gurgaon by the late Mr K.C. Aryan, a renowned modern
painter, sculptor, art historian and a pioneer-collector
of folk and tribal art objects; he was also its Chairman.
He was the first Indian to place these priceless art
objects on the world cultural map and dedicated all
his life to accord them the status enjoyed by art
objects created by court artists under royal patronage.
His main aim was to preserve these objects for posterity
since they were vanishing fast. A great visionary,
he foresaw long ago the fate of these artefacts. They
were doomed. He decided to rescue them from oblivion
by collecting them and writing on them, 23
invested all his savings on these art objects over
seven decades. His one-man collection is vast and
unique, in the sense that numerous artefacts already
have become extinct. The Museum is managed by a registered
Trust chaired by his art-historian daughter Dr. Subhashini
Aryan, curated by his son Mr B.N. Aryan, Life trustees
Mr Gautam Dev Aryan (son), Mrs Anuradha (daughter)
and members of the Governing body.