National Gallery Of Modern Art, Bangalore Overview
Located in the restored heritage Manikyavelu Mansion on 49 Palace Road Bangalore, National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated very recently on 18th of February, 2009. The main museum is situated in the Jaipur House, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore being the subsequent branches of the same. Housing over 14,000 incredible works of contemporary and modern artists, the top notch collection include spectacular paintings and sculptures from Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, and Rabindranath Tagore. The premises, spread over an area of 3.5 acres boasts of lush green gardens with brightly blooming flowers and is a perfect blend of modern architectural designs and the poise of the past.
The two storeyed museum based in the colonial style residential building (former summer home for Raja of Mysore) spans across enormous halls, has brightly lit, airy rooms featuring some of the best works of the bygone era. The depository showcases cultural ethos of India from periods as early as the 18th century. The huge windows allow ample sunlight to enter the rooms in addition to offering a picturesque view of the grassy lawns on the outside. Facilitated with a huge auditorium, a charming cafeteria, and a reference library, the art gallery is a hub for historians and art lovers.
- Label :
- Tags : Art Gallery.
- Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on Mondays.
- Time Required : 2 – 3 hours.
- Entry Fee : Indians – INR 20, Foreigners – INR 500.
Activities at National Gallery of Modern Art
NGMA is not just an art gallery. In addition the numerous exhibits, sculptures, paintings etc., the galleries hosts myriads events to capture the attention of the visitors. Some of which are-
1. Tree Walks
2. Photography Displays
3. Nature Journaling Workshop for Children
4. Dance Performances
5. Art and Design Workshops
7. Talks to create awareness about art by eminent speakers
8. Film screenings on art, culture and education every weekend
9. Regular gallery walks twice every week: Wednesdays 11.00 am to 12:00 noon, and Saturdays 3.00 pm to 4: 00 pm.