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National Art Gallery
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Owner description: Tenth century paintings, religious statues and relics occupy one building while the other contains mostly modern works.
Scotland UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Chola art must be seen to be appreciated. I have said it in just a few words.....go and see south Indian art and respect the antiquity thereof!

Visited February 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth seeing...but in need of care”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

A strange mix of art and science exhibits, in fairly poor display. Giant dinosaurs though...
The bronzes are extensive and impressive.

Visited June 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Government Museum not to be missed”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

It is what is called elsewhere "National Gallery", Pantheon Road, Egmore.
This museum was established in 1857 and it is one of the finest museums in India.According to me, its "best" is the sculpture/bronze gallery which contains very nice carvings of the different Indian faiths, and, especially, a very famous Nataraja (the Lord of Dance) dancing on the demon of ignorance and surrounded by flames. There is also a nice set showing SriRama with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana and his devotee Hanuman, the monkey-god. There is also a fine collection of south-Indian musical instruments as well as jewellery.
Timing : every day from 8am to 5pm, closed on Fridays and National holydays.

Visited July 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“good art gallery: worth visiting”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

This was an interesting visit to quite a good, varied and large art gallery.
The gallery houses several different sections displaying art ranging from statues, bronze, contemporary, needle work, traditional and abstract. It also had random displays of plastic and details on how plastic is moulded.....:p
there are some incredibly beautiful intricate ivory works on display such as 2 jewellery boxes and a few other ornaments.
worth visiting but you wont be there for more than a few hours

Visited March 2013
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chennai
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“A good arts gallery”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

The selection of and display is very good. It is comparable some of the best in the country. It is kept clean. The lighting effect is also good

Visited May 2012
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