House, at the eastern end of Rajpath near India Gate
Time to Visit: Tuesday-Saturday,
closed on Monday
Preferred Timings: 10:00 AM to
Citizen/foreigner: INR 10/ 150
nil, permission required
How to Reach:
Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the
city to reach this museum or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or
Station: New Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat
Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time required for
sightseeing: Approx 40 minutes .
National Gallery of
Modern Art (NGMA) is situated at the eastern end of Rajpath near India
Gate administered by the Government of India. Inaugurated on March 29,
1954, the gallery has a wonderful collection of around 15000
paintings, sculptures and works of arts by Indian as well as
international artists. The gallery acquires, preserve and display
works of modern art from mid 19th century onward.
Before entering the stately rooms of the palace for viewing different
works of art, do look at the magnificent sculptures in the gardens of
the palace by some well-known names including the 'Triumph of Labour'
by D.P.Roy Choudhary. In the gallery there are exquisite works of
Abanidranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Gaganendranath Tagore, Amrita
Shergil, Raja Ravi Verma and Jamini Roy and other revered artists of
recent times that adorns the walls of the gallery. Whether it is 'Lady
in Moonlight' by Raja Ravi Verma or 'Flowerface' by Abanidranath
Tagore or watercolors by Gaganendranath Tagore, almost every work of
the gallery attracts you and converse with you.
Among the international artists, the collection of NGMA includes works
of Jacob Epstein, Giorgio de Chirico, Peter Lubarda, Henry Moore,
Sonia Delaunay and Kozo Mio.
The gallery has a large reference library having books, periodicals,
photographs and other audiovisual materials and also a sales counter
that has picture postcards, posters, catalogues and reproductions.
Annual Event/ Special Attraction: The gallery arranges special
exhibitions for those who wish to exhibit their works. It also
organizes group visits for students, seminars, film shows,
retrospective shows of Indian and foreign artists and study classes on
art appreciation, history and conservation. For details check with
Nearby Tourist Attractions: India Gate, Rastrapati Bhawan,
Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Hanuman Mandir