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. Plan your visit to National Gallery of Modern Art and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our New Delhi travel itinerary maker.
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  • Visited by modern art can be seen. Paintings and sculptures are almost no room, lined. I think I thought it was also more museums in Japan, so have to go all the way? I thought.
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  • Historical place with lots of pictures and the modern art. Its a attractive place. Lots of collection. For Students and kids, the place will be useful.  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. More representational art than one normally finds in a modern art gallery. Particularly enjoyed works by Thomas Deniell, Antonio Trinidade and Amrita Sher-Gil.  more »
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  • Overly zealous guards unnecessearily following us around the entire time ruined this place and equaled harrassment. They shoulx sit in a corner unless something goes wrong not gollow people !!!. And i understand the diffference in foreigner vs local charge at unesco monuments but not here for modern art. Gov should be subsidising this not tourists. Didnt like it at all.
  • For Art and Artist lover, this is the best place. U will find Indian art right from ancient times to modern India . U will get to look at things from different angel. Awesome place, must visit.
  • Spectacular museum with a wide variety of works. The guided tours are great but overly long. The most modern stuff is in the annexe at the back. Don't forget the museum shop. Prints are ridiculously cheap, if not premier quality. It took me two visits to see it all.
  • Excellent place to visit for all art lovers. Spare atleast 3-4hrs. Photography is prohibited. Every sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm they conduct free painting class for kids. Take a note of this the next time you visit.
  • The place is demonstration of thoughts and ideas, a different perspective of look at things. From north to south, east to west, corner to corner, a unique thought, a different idea is placed. For some it may be boring, for some a place for life time. If you are a thinker, have a palate for art, you will surely love the place. The only thought that comes to mind is “ohhhh…wow…amazing”. Amazing art work by various artists from around the country is such a refreshing and soothing experience. The experience is a speechless communication between artists and audience. Each audience has its own interpretation of the art work. And this unique bonding with artwork and the artist is the beauty of the place. You are attached and you are free. Located outside the main building in the garden, there is a steel structure, where all kind of utensils are flowing from the steel bucket is a visual treat. Inside the gallery, every nook and corner speaks of a different art style. It is real big gallery and good amount of time needs to be spent to actually visit the gallery. Come and keep aside your mobile and watch. Clean off any plans for the day and forget about the outside world. Just be in the gallery and for the gallery. Imbibe yourself in the quiet and soothing ambience. Enjoy the artwork and once you are out of the place, you will be shocked to see the time spent. You will be feeling refreshed and calmer. Enjoy the experience.