National Gallery of Modern Art
The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is a leading Indian art gallery located opposite to the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai.
The exterior view of the gallery has not been changed much since the time it was known as the Sir Cawasji Jahangir Public Hall which used to be an auditorium. The interior with its elegant horse - shoe shaped balconies now exhibits a different look with a central stairway with semicircular galleries at different levels. Sir C. J. Hall, as it was popularly known, has transformed into the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. This three-storey structure encompasses collected works of eminent artists of India. The highlights of the museum are made by the collection of Pablo Picasso's works and artifacts like mummies, statues, etc. from Egypt.
The main museum of National Gallery of Modern Art is situated in New Delhi and was established on March 29, 1954 by the Government of India, and the branch at Mumbai inaugurated in 1996 and situated near Regal Cinema, Colaba is just its third, the other one being in Bangalore. There are huge collection of more than 14,000 works of various artists like Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore,Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy and Amrita Sher-Gil. Some of the oldest works preserved here date back to 1857.
NGMA conducts worldwide exhibition Under the Cultural Exchange Programme between different countries, every year. Besides these exhibitions, NGMA promotes the talent of new, leading and distinguished artists of the country
Location- M. G. Road, Fort Mumbai, you can easily reach NGMA by boarding buses or trains, or by hiring autos or taxis from the city.
Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall, MG Road, South-Mumbai, 400032View Larger Map