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Thursday, December 11, 2008

National Gallery of Modern art, Mumbai - 67

Guys, this Gallery plays master of ceremonies to the work of leading Indian Artists. The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) was demonstrated in 1954 by the Government of India, with a gallery in New Delhi. Its collection of more than 14,000 works includes artists such as Thomas Daniell, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil as well as foreign artists.

NGMA Mumbai was opened to the public in 1996. It hosts various exhibitions and art collections of big-name artists, sculptors and refinements. It is settled near Regal Cinema in Colaba. 

Displays include:

- A collection of Pablo Picasso's works
- Egyptian artefacts such as mummies, statues, etc.

Apart from its traditional art schools, India also has a contemporary art lineage that began in the early fifties. While pioneers like MF Hussain and FN Souza spearheaded this modern art movement, Mumbai was the place of origin of these courageous new aesthetes. Today, present-day Indian art is known the world over and can be viewed at the National Gallery of Modern Art bash opposite the Prince of Wales Museum. Converted from an old public hall, the dynamic, three tiered structure houses collections from India's best known living artists and provides a convenient overview of the country's contemporary art scenario.

As I said, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai is located in South Mumbai near Colaba. Here is the address of NGMA for your kind reference. "MG Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort Mumbai, PIN - 400001 . It is located near the Regal Cinema exactly opposite the Jehangir Art Gallery. The nearest station to reach National Gallery of Modern Art is Churchgate or CST. The place is normally open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 am to 05.00 pm. There are some nominal entry charges that are required to be paid to get an entry pass.

Since most art galleries are located at Kala Ghoda, it becomes a strategical and commodious location for art lovers. Art lovers from all over the world and also from India should surely visit place. You can get to see some the rare work at the National Gallery of Modern Art. To spend some quality and know more about art and mania associated with it National Gallery of Modern Art will surely be an ideal location. So next time you visit Mumbai make sure you visit the National Gallery of Modern Art without fail.

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