National Gallery of Modern Art

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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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Let's Go Sightseeing
Noida, India2,711 contributions
Day well spent!
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 November 23, 2020
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Steve Falqowski
4 contributions
I thought they have more interesting works
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 March 21, 2020
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Nadia I
Spring Valley, CA29 contributions
Wonderful visit
Jan 2020
It was raining on one of the days in Delhi, we decided its a good day for a museum.The wing that was open, had many beautiful pieces made by using different styles. There are guided tours , which we did not know about. First one at 11 am.
Next we visited Maharithi Exhibit in Jaipur house, that was out standing. Glad it was raining that day, because we would have missed it.
There is a ticket for 600 Rupees , that covers both buildings.
Written January 23, 2020
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Nikki S
Seoul, South Korea19 contributions
Great museum
Dec 2019 • Family
We had a great visit to this museum. It is a very interesting collection, and I learned a lot about the history of Indian art. There was a lot of construction and getting into.rhe museum was initially confusing, but it was definitely worth a visit. We weren't allowed to bring bags but they did let my son bring his sketchbook and a pencil in (although he really wanted to bring more supplies since he loves sketching art at museums.)
Written December 26, 2019
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Tarique S
New Delhi, India525 contributions
Mecca of the Connoisseur of Art
Dec 2019
National Gallery of Modern Art at the time of its inception (1954) was compared to the 'Venice Biennale" by one of the leading newspaper of the country. It has surely come a long way since then. With its colossal collection of Paintings, Sculpture and Photography by some of the finest and renowned artists of India, NGMA is definitely 'The Mecca' for art lovers.
Situated at the central Hexagon near India Gate inside the premise of Jaipur House, this museum is a must visit, I would say. The museum has been set up expertly into four floors, each displaying illustrations by different artists of different period. As you walk on each floor, appreciating the oeuvre by different artists, you get educated as how the Indian paintings got evolved from miniature ones to larger than life size paintings. The museum exhibits myriad genre of Indian paintings ranging from Buddhists, Hindu mythology, Mughal, British era, modern day paintings and abstract painting as well.

At the time of my visit to this museum, the bottom most gallery displayed the photography by Nimai Ghosh, who captured in his camera, some of the memorable moments from the life of Satyajit Ray (Oscar Award Winning Bollywood Director). The second floor had collection from pre to post independent era. The third and the fourth floor was gracefully exhibited by modern day and abstract paintings. Sculptures have been placed in a very beautiful manner on second and third floor. The entire museum has been set up beautifully in a much uncluttered style and the lights have been used with absolutely perfect tone and intensity.

Adjacent to Main Museum building lies the Jaipur House which is used to showcase the work of different artists from time to time. Presently, the Hall is exhibiting the great work of Upendra Maharathi and the exhibition has been named as "Shashwat". Maharathi was a true Gandhinian and had immense faith Buddha. His 112 feet long work of art depicting the life of Gautama Buddha is also on display.

Conclusively I could say that this place is not just for the connoisseur of art but for the amateurs too as it is very educative and very enlightening.

Important Info:
1. The museum is opened From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
2. Free Parking is available in front of gate no 3 of Museum
3. The entry fee for Indian citizen is INR 20 and that for foreign nationals is INR 500.
4. A guided walk is organised every day at 1130 am, 01:30 pm and 3:30 pm. This guided walk is free of cost. The guide helps in understanding the museum and the art in a much better way.
5. Photography is allowed inside the museum, but one can use only mobile phone cameras and not the professional cameras. Be sure to switch off the flash of your mobile phones while clicking photos. No selfie is allowed inside the museum.
6. Locker facility is available free of cost inside museum.
7. Museum Shop is situated right at the entrance of the museum.
Written December 25, 2019
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Sunil
Bengaluru, India411 contributions
Decent museum
Jul 2019 • Family
This place is nice to watch the art gallery.it has the entrance fee it's quite expensive but it's a good walk through the museum
Written December 24, 2019
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ghoomboom
New Delhi, India107 contributions
Good Gallery of contemporary Modern Indian Art
Oct 2019
Situated on the C-Hexagon of India Gate near Shershah Road, this gallery is a great collection of works of modern Indian renowned painters like Raja Ravi Varma, Nand Lal Bose, Amrita Shergill, M F Hussain etc. The Gallery is spread over three floors and many times there are exhibitions also organised here. The campus is big and beautiful and exhibition building is only a part of it. I think it has an Auditorium also. There are many stone sculptures put in the gardens in the campus. Very quite and serene atmosphere. The ticket for Indians is only Rs 20/-. One may visit this gallery if interested in the works of contemporary Indian painters.
Written December 23, 2019
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Travelling_LindaG
Stockholm, Sweden, Europe479 contributions
Very good gallery!
Dec 2019 • Solo
Just go if you like old and new art, thought most of the art was amazing! Child friendly, lots too see!
Written December 21, 2019
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DOMINIQUE L
PARIS28 contributions
TO BE AVOIDED / FOREIGHERS HAVE TO PAY A RIDICULOUS ENTRY FARE
Oct 2019
I am a French Citizen. I have been to India more than 10 times.

I had to pay for visiting this museum a, hefty amount of 500 Rps while Indian citizens just pay 20 Rps : I consider this is very unfair to charge so much firstly for what the museum has to offer, secondly and mainly to make such discrimination for foreign visitors.

I know that some other sites in India do the same discrimination against foreign visitors, but this is not a valid reason especially taking into account that the National Gallery of Modern Art is not at all a prime site to visit.

I have been in more than 180 countries in the world ; very few countries apply such discrimination fares against foreign visitors; and then they do is in a much smaller ratio.
Furthermore, photos are not allowed iInside ; I would consider when paying 500 rps, which by the way is expensive even for european standards, I should have the right to make photos.

I felt therefore very very badly welcomed in this museum. Of course, there are many things to see in India ; that is why I went to India many times but I feel very uneasy and not welcomed nicely in this country due to this kind of treatment of foreign visitors.

'Incredible India' (the motto of the Tourism office) ; Yes incredible! : 'incredible' is the treatment of foreign visitors !!!!!
Written November 4, 2019
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JenMSim
Washington DC, DC18 contributions
Great Experience of Modern Indian Art
Oct 2019
My husband and I visited this museum and took a guided tour with the museum's Assistant Curator. I would highly recommend this tour, as the Asst Curator provided a deep level of context and understanding than we would have experienced on our own. The temporary exhibits were very interesting and well curated, especially the current show at the Jaipur House. Highly recommended to visit if you are exploring museums in Delhi.
Written October 27, 2019
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