National Gallery of Modern Art

Journey -I by J Swaminathan

The National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated on March 29, 1954 at Jaipur House, near India Gate, New Delhi. The gallery is the only institution of its kind in India which is run and administered by the Government of India. It represents the evolution of the changing art forms through the passage of the last more than hundred years starting from about 1857.

Man with a Bouquet of Plastic Flowers by Bhupen Khakar

The collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art essentially comprises painting, sculptures and graphics mainly by Indian and to some extent, international modern artists. In order to emphasise the historical development of modern Indian art, the collection centers around the works of art of different school and groups, such as various schools during the 19th century, the style of Raja Ravi Varma, the Bengal school and international modern art.

Grandpa by Arpana Caur

The collection is well represented by the works of artists such as Thomas Daniell, Abindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandlal Bose, Jamini Roy and Amrita Sher-Gil.

The collection also includes sculpture, graphics and paintings by international modern artists such as Jacob Epstein, Giorgio de Chirico, Peter Lubarda and Kozo Mio.

Except on holidays like Republic Day, Id-ul-Zuha, Diwali and Holi, the Gallery remains open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (Mondays closed).