India worships art and has given birth to some brilliant artists. As a result, every nook and corner of the country has its form of art and displays some mesmerizing pieces. To witness the enchanting power of these art forms, you must see them yourself. This is the reason why museums and art galleries exist. To sate the hunger of the art enthusiast in you, we bring to you a list of 10 famous art galleries in India that you must visit.
1. ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, KOLKATA
As a matter of fact, the date of the establishment of this art gallery goes back to 1933. Moreover, it is among the most remarkable art galleries in India. Paintings such as ‘Girl With A Pitcher’ and ‘A Winter’s Evening’ by Rabindra Nath Tagore are preserved here. Works of artists like Jamini Roy, Nandalal Bose, and M.F.Hussain are also showcased in the Academy of Fine Arts.
2. JEHANGIR ART GALLERY, MUMBAI
Not to mention, established in 1952, Jehangir Art Gallery showcases contemporary art. Moreover, the gallery hosts exhibitions by renowned and budding painters, sculptors, craftsmen, photographers, and more.
3. NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, NEW DELHI
National Art Gallery of Modern Art was founded in the year 1954. Not to mention, it has a staggering collection of over 1500 paintings and figures by famous artists of India and worldwide. The gallery also hosts exhibitions showcasing modern-day art from the mid-nineteenth century and beyond.
4. THE GOVERNMENT MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, CHANDIGARH
As a matter of fact, the Government Museum and Art Gallery opened for the public in 1968. Moreover, it features sections for painting, sculptures, and architectural pieces. Display art at the gallery also includes works of artists like Rabindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore, and more.
5. MADRAS MUSEUM, CHENNAI
The second oldest Indian art gallery, Madras Museum was established in 1851. It is not only a popular tourist spot but also showcases paintings of legendary artists like Raja Ravi Varma. Moreover, you can even find paintings of the Tanjore, Rajput, and Mughal eras alongside contemporary art here.
6. INDIAN MUSEUM, KOLKATA
Prominently known for preserving the heritage artworks of India the Indian Museum was inaugurated in 1814. As a matter of fact, this museum features timeless Mughal paintings, Bengal paintings, decorative art, and South-East Asian art in their respective sections.
7. NATIONAL MUSEUM, NEW DELHI
Founded in 1949, this museum has been collecting timeless paintings since the beginning, making it one of the best Indian galleries to visit. Moreover, it has the biggest collection of miniature paintings. You will also find artworks from the 10th century along with the works of modern artists here.
8. VICTORIA MEMORIAL, KOLKATA
One of the most renowned art galleries in India, Victoria Memorial was inaugurated in 1921. The gallery has separate sections for Indian and foreign, coupled with royal, and miniature paintings. Dedicated to the paintings of Queen Victoria, the gallery showcase works of artists including Charles D’Oyly, Johann Zoffany, William Hadges, and William Simpson.
9. NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, BANGALORE
One of the newer art galleries in India, the National Gallery of Modern Art opened to the public in 2009. The gallery has over 500 paintings from both traditional and modern-day artists. It showcases works of world-renowned Raja Ravi Varma, Amrita Sher-Gil, and more.
10. DARPAN ART GALLERY, PUNE
A rather new Indian art gallery, Darpan Art Gallery strives to promote young artists. This is the most unique trait of the gallery that sets it apart from the rest. It features paintings, sketches, and sculptures from budding artists.
This was our list of the top 10 Indian art galleries. If you are an art connoisseur, you will enjoy paying a visit to these museums and galleries. Hope this list helps you plan your next art trip!
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