National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

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At National Gallery of Modern Art, inspect a collection of more than 14,000 works of Indian modern art. Established in 1954 by the government, the museum resides in a building that was initially home of Jaipur's maharajas. Explore the gallery, which houses splendid collections of paintings by artists such as Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, and Raja Ravi Varma, as well as foreign artists including Thomas Daniell and his nephew William. The works range from mid-18th century up through the early 20th century. Besides the gallery, you can also visit the auditorium, theater, conservation laboratory, library, cafeteria, and the museum shop full of gifts and souvenirs. To visit National Gallery of Modern Art on your trip to New Delhi, use our New Delhi trip planner .
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  • We were most pleasantly surprised to see an amazing array of Indian Art over nearly 200 years...starting from the East India Company- the paintings of Thomas Daniel which have captured the Calcutta of...  more »
  • The entry wing of the building was holding a special exhibition to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Dhanraj Bhagat. Some sculptures are impressive but his felt pen efforts to my mind are sim...  more »
  • Note - the museum opens at 11am until further notice (not 9am, as advertised) Some very interesting pieces in the permanent collection - one of the security guards was very helpful in showing off his ...  more »
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  • Fascinating art collection in the heart of New Delhi.┬áIt has India's best collection of Art and is conveniently situated at India Gate circle with ample car parking. The gallery is spacious, pleasantly air conditioned, and has a very relaxed atmosphere. A wander around the gallery shows how painting styles in India have developed, initially drawing on European influences, but then developing unique Indian flavours. All the art was of very high quality and very interesting. It is a large museum with multiple levels, so plan a couple hours to enjoy it.
  • This is a place for art lovers. Modern art is esoteric for normal people but a guided walk through gallery is helpful to understand it a bit.you will find great paintings and sculpture here. Place is beautifully maintained. Good lighting and decorations makes paintings and sculptures more beautiful. I loved the place and ambiance here but most of the artworks were beyond my perception but still I can appreciate the beauty and devotion of an artist behind these wonderful ar Fascinating art collection in the heart of New Delhi. It has India's best collection of Art and is conveniently situated at India Gate circle with ample car parking. The gallery is spacious, pleasantly air conditioned, and has a very relaxed atmosphere. A wander around the gallery shows how painting styles in India have developed, initially drawing on European influences, but then developing unique Indian flavours. All the art was of very high quality and very interesting. It is a large museum with multiple levels, so plan a couple hours to enjoy it For Art lovers, this place will leave you spellbound.For best experience you need to take extra time out for the visit and it would be best if you find any artist (friend of yours) who can accompany you to make your visit more meaningful and enjoyable. Best time to visit - Saturday/Sunday (11 AM - 2 PM) Minimum time (one must spent) - 3 hours
  • Very well setup in the center of the capital. An experience, one of its kind. I personally liked the modern art section. One could find art pieces of various subjects and tones. It can be a very though provoking round of about 2 hours to complete. They keep refreshing stuff, so worth going back after six months and so on. Clean washrooms and drinking water available. Places to sit when you get tired. Well guided tours within (I guess free of cost) at 2-3 times a day. Open on sundays as well till 630pm.
  • Is a place for Contemporary Indian art scene. The huge works of art works and the apex Gallery collection are the best of Aesthetics. It takes long hours watching the full collection of art woks. The massive Gallery is a real grandeur of Indian Art.
  • ABSOLUTELY MUST for art lovers (and others too). The collection is simply huge. Easily takes about 4-5 hours if u explore properly. Minimum time required is 1-2 hours. Rs 20 for Indians.
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