Jehangir Art Gallery
Museum / Gallery
#16 of 32 Places to Visit in Mumbai
Distance (From Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus): 1.6 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Behind Prince Of Wales Museum
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1.6 km from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Jehangir Art Gallery is situated behind Prince of Wales Museum at Kala Ghoda near the Gateway of India in South Mumbai. It is one of the most prestigious art galleries of Mumbai and also one of the popular tourist places in Mumbai.
Built in 1952 AD, the art gallery was founded by Sir Cowasji Jehangir at the urging of K. K. Hebbar and Homi Bhabha. The entire cost of this mansion was donated by Cowasji Jehangir. It was designed by G.M. Bhuta for G.M. Bhuta & Associates, while the building was designed by Durga Bajpai. At present, the gallery is managed by the Bombay Art Society.
Located in the famous Fort area of Mumbai, the Jehangir Art Gallery is a wonderful attraction for art lovers. It has four exhibition halls and serves as both an auditorium and an art gallery. A huge variety of modern Indian art is displayed here. There are also many temporary exhibitions from all over the world. The complex also encompasses the country's oldest antique dealer called the Netasons. Furthermore, a popular cafe of Samovar representing 70's socialist culture is also housed here.
Many artists have to wait a couple of years to exhibit their works in this gallery. The gallery has a huge media attention and coverage. Jehangir Art Gallery has been featured in the Bollywood movie 'Chhoti si baat'.
Timings: 11 AM to 7 PM.