National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore

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National Galley of Modern Art (Bangalore)
Established 2009 (2009)
Location Bangalore
Type Art Gallery
Collections Painting of renowned Indian artists.
Collection size 500
Director Mr. K.G. Kumar
Owner Government of India
Nearest car park On site (no charge)
Website http://ngmaindia.gov.in/ngma_bangaluru.asp

National Gallery of Modern Art is an art gallery in Bangalore. It was inaugurated in the year 2009. It showcases modern Indian art and houses paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, Rabindranath Tagore and a large number of Modern and Contemporary artists.

History[edit]

The gallery was being refurbished in 2006 to open as the third site of NGMA. This follows a prolonged period of development and controversy.[1]

Building[edit]

In Bangalore, it is functional in Manikyavelu mansion on Palace road, on a walkable distance from Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.

Collection[edit]

NGMA Bangalore currently houses approximately 500 exhibits that are spread across a corridor, tiny rooms and large spacious halls that span two floors. You need at least half a day to see the entire space. The exhibits have been displayed - classified into broad categories - according to different time periods, art schools and by artists. One can see paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, the Tagore brothers and Rabindranath Tagore and a large number of Modern and Contemporary artists.

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