About the Museum
The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in New Delhi is home to India’s most significant collection of modern and contemporary art. At over 12,000 square meters of exhibit space, it is one of the world’s largest modern art museums. NGMA displays an eclectic collection of 17,000 works that span the visual and plastic arts and include paintings, sculptures, graphics, and photographs that offer a window into modern art movements in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Baroda, Delhi, and a number of Indian cities. Raja Ravi Vermi, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Amrita Sher-Gil, and Gaganendranath Tagore are among the prominent artists whose work is featured in the NGMA.
The NGMA was inaugurated in 1954; through purchase, permanent loans, and gifts, it endeavors to acquire and preserve modern artwork produced from about 1857 onward and to develop galleries for their permanent display. The NGMA of New Delhi is located in the Jaipur House, a butterfly-shaped building designed by Sir Arthur Bloomfield as a residence for the Maharaja of Jaipur. The NGMA also has branches in Mumbai and Bangalore.
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