Galerie La Mere is situated in the premises of the Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture in Kolkata
. One of the most attractive art galleries in Kolkata, Galerie La Mere is so named to pay tribute to the Mother and was opened in homage to her wonderful artistic sensibilities. The Mother was an eminent painter herself, and belonged to the famous Impressionist School of Paris of the early twentieth century. Galerie La Mere was founded by Joya Mitter, fondly called Joyadi, who was personally blessed by the Mother, while on her visit to the Pondicherry Ashram
Throughout the year, the gallery hosts numerous exhibition-cum-sales of paintings by renowned painters of West Bengal. The gallery remains open for visitors everyday between 16:00 hrs and 20:00 hrs.