Must-See Art Galleries in Delhi
Edgar Degas said: ‘“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” To visit an art gallery is to travel through time, place and emotions. It is as much a discovery of oneself as it is of the artist and his or her work.
Here are the top five art galleries worth visiting in Delhi:
- National Gallery of Modern Art:
This gallery houses and preserves modern art that is as old as the 1800’s. They have a very extensive collection of almost 17,000 pieces. The works of famous artists like Rabindranath Tagore, Raja Ravi Varma and even M F Hussain’s famous work ‘Zameen’.
Frequent exhibitions are held in this gallery. Guides are available free of cost, for walkthroughs everyday at 11 AM, 1.30PM and 3.30PM.
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National Gallery of Modern Art
Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India
Jaipur House, India Gate
New Delhi – 110003
Tel. 011 – 23384640, 23382835
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- Art Heritage Gallery:
Located in Triveni Kala Sangam, the Art Heritage Gallery promotes modern Indian art. It has held over 600 exhibitions and showcases the artwork of famous artists like Souza, Arpita Singh and Nasreen Mohamedi. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM for visitors.
Current exhibitions running in the gallery are a sculpture exhibition by G. Reghu as well as one showcasing the political works of K.G. Subramanyan.
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GALLERY & OFFICE
205, Tansen Marg, Triveni Kala Sangam,
New Delhi 110001, India
Tel: +91 8800448713
- Delhi Art Gallery Modern (DAG)
This gallery, which was established in 1993, showcases the best of Indian modern art. An exhibition which is currently running here is “Madhvi Parekh – The curious seeker”. The gallery also has branches in Mumbai and New York (since 2015)
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11, Hauz Khas Village
New Delhi – 110016
Telephone: +91 – 11 – 46005300
Timings: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM (Monday – Saturday)