National Gallery Of Modern Art
Museum / Gallery
#21 of 34 Places to Visit in Delhi-City
Distance (From New Delhi Railway Station): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: 0.5 Km From India Gate
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 5 km from New Delhi Railway Station, The National Gallery of Modern Art is one of the most celebrated art galleries in Delhi and is located in Jaipur House near the India Gate circle.
The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is the premier art gallery under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The Gallery was formally inaugurated by Vice-president Dr S. Radhakrishnan in 1954. The royal building of the museum was formerly the residence of erstwhile Maharajas of Jaipur. Designed by Sir Arthur Bloomfield and built in 1936, the building is in butterfly shape with a central dome.
The National Gallery of Modern Arts appointed a renowned German Historian named Herman Goetz who had successfully set up the Baroda museum as the first curator of this Museum. The gallery is home to more than 14,000 works of art by artists such as Raja Ravi Verma, Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gill and Nandalal Bose, among others.
In 2009 a new wing of the Gallery was inaugurated adding almost six times the space to the existing gallery. It has a new auditorium, a preview theatre, conservation laboratory, library and academic section as well as a cafeteria and shopping section.
Entry Fee: Rs.20 for Indians and Rs.500 for Foreigners.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.