National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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This quiet museum houses an excellent collection of modern Indian art but is rarely crowded.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sue E
Bradford, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Really enjoyed my visit to both the temporary exhibition Roots and Routes in Jaipur House, and the permanent exhibition in the New Wing. There's also a great cafe on site.
Written 2 November 2023
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Kamal Dollah
Geylang, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Visit here if you are into culture and the arts. Displays traces the development of artistic development. However most painting labels do not indicate dates, or even estimated date of the work for viewer to understand it’s place in history. They are very strict about ‘no photography’ - for your eyes only.
Written 19 October 2023
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Gaurav Manu
New Delhi, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Right next to India Gate, one of the best addresses for the Fine Art.
This place is treasure trove of the Art..

Located in Lutyens's Delhi, which itself is a heritage of Modern India, National Gallery is housed in "Jaipur House", which was the residence in National Capital, for Jaipur Royals, post-independence..

If you love art, just go there you will find enough to keep you occupied for hours (or maybe days) at a stretch .
Written 31 August 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
If you are keen to know the modern artist do visit place, low cost entry fee, jaipur house is very good to see, nice place
Written 31 May 2023
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Maneesh2700
Ghaziabad, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The is undoubtedly a place where all art lovers should go. Especially we should our kids there to make them aware of our art heritage. Though I wish the collection was a bit more vast
Written 14 May 2022
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Madhulika L
Noida, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
At only Rs 20 per Indian adult (children up to 18 years of age can visit free) and Rs 300 per foreigner, this museum is a must-visit if you’re keen on modern art. The museum premises spread over several buildings that are part of Jaipur House, a palace initially built for the Maharaja of Jaipur, back in 1936. Some of the subsidiary buildings house administrative offices and so on, but the art is mainly in the New Wing, inaugurated in 2009.

Here, you can see an excellent, chronologically arranged, of modern Indian art, beginning around the period that saw ‘Company Art’: from there, right up to the present day, there are dozens of stunning artworks, with some scattered sculptures here and there. Many of the greats are here: Amrita Sher-Gil, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandlal Bose, Jamini Roy, KK Hebbar, MF Husain, Satish Gujral… and many more. There are several almost iconic paintings in the collection, which spreads over three floors (staircases connect the floors, as do wheelchair-friendly ramps; there are also elevators between the floors). Note that photography without a flash is allowed, as long as you aren’t taking photos of yourself or of other people.

To understand the displays better, you can also opt for one of the guided tours, starting every hour or so, that are conducted. These are bi-lingual, English and Hindi, and are done for groups: if you have paid for the tour, you simply join the group starting next.

Do remember to go out into the grounds of the museum and check out some of the sculptures on the lawns. There’s an especially striking metal tree (with utensils as the ‘leaves’) by Subodh Gupta which is truly memorable.
Written 1 May 2022
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
When I'm reviewing places in India I try not to compare them to similar places in the West because it's not fair due to the differences in their operating budgets. But inorder to give the Western readers of this post an honest review and a starting reference the two must be compared.
On to the Modern Art Museum. This museum had many examples of Modern Indian art stretching back a hundred or so years. The art was colorful, unique and came in many different mediums. I found the art very interesting and in some cases very similar to Western Art, Cubism came to mind.
The interior of the museum was very poorly layed out with no flow or any particular reason that I could figure out. Unfortunately, like most other museum's in India this one was in need of a total make over. The paint was chipping off, the carpets and walls were dirty and the paintings at time appeared to be hung by simple hooks that Americans would by at Home Depot or Lowe's hardware stores.
To top it off but I expected this, no snack bar and the gift shop was horrible. Are there no quality gift shops in any Indian tourist site? I just want to buy a guide book, post card and magnet.
Written 26 March 2022
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Rush401
Vienna, Austria
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
Not so great experience! Only one building with art and few sculptures..the rest is all shut..considering we have a so many artists through the centuries. Atleast make a attempt to show and display more works..
Written 2 January 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I spent a winter afternoon strolling through the galleries at NGMA. There are a number of galleries with varied exhibitions. The permanent gallery features paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Sher Gil etc. Each piece of art is a visual delight while a few give points to ponder.

Two temporary exhibits that stand out in my mind are Satyajit Ray & Upendra Maharathi. I didn't know much about the late Mr. Ray; so it was an education for me. & the late Mr. Maharathi's works are stunning!

NGMA has a parking outside & is huge; so wear comfortable shoes & be ready to walk a lot.
Written 23 November 2020
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Steve Falqowski
Warsaw, Poland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is the biggest art gallery in India. Staff was very helpfull, but art shop has just a little thing to sell. All pictures look the same. It was ok, but nothing special.
Written 21 March 2020
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