National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore

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National Gallery of Modern Art (Bangalore)
EstablishedFebruary 18, 2009 (2009-02-18)
LocationBangalore
Coordinates12°59′23″N 77°35′17″E / 12.989705°N 77.588150°E / 12.989705; 77.588150
TypeArt Gallery
CollectionsPainting of renowned Indian artists.
Collection size500
OwnerGovernment of India
Nearest car parkOn site (no charge)
Websitehttp://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.[1]

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.[2]

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 could cover this in between 1 and 2 hours. 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tripathi, Shailaja (2017-12-11). "How Bengaluru's National Gallery of Modern Art has become a cultural hotspot". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  2. ^ "Whose gallery is it, anyway?". The Hindu. 18 August 2002.