Orissa Modern Art Gallery is the only gallery in Orissa offering a large permanent display of selected contemporary works of art. It is established for the promotion of Orissan contemporary art, artist and artisans. The Orissa Modern Art Gallery (A non-profit organization) was founded by Mrs.
Karen Kent from U.S.A and Tarakant Parida, an Orissan Artist (print maker) and Inaugurated by the then Director of Tourism on 2nd September, 2001 as a non-profit endeavour to promote contemporary Art, Artists and Artisans of Orissa.This Gallery has also got "The Certificate of Registration Trust Act "having the Regd.No.-1041. However, it is the first and only contemporary Fine Art Gallery existing in the State, offering a large collection of contemporary art and crafts from Orissa for betterment of their artistic status.