National Gallery of Mordern Art New Delhi

The National Gallery of Modern Art was established in the year 1954 by, the then Vice President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. The best place to see Indian contemporary art, this museum is situated at Jaipur House of New Delhi. The royal building of the museum was formerly the residence of erstwhile Maharajas of Jaipur. It houses a splendid collection of paintings, some of which are as old as 150 years! The painting treasure housed here includes the 19th and early-20th century paintings of British artists, Thomas Daniell, and his nephew, William.

You can also see the artworks of renowned Indian artists, such as Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy and Amrita Sher Gill. National Gallery of Modern Art throws light on the evolution of modern Indian paintings and sculpture. There is also an Art Reference Library, with a good collection of art books, journals and periodicals as well as a sculpture garden at the back. Apart from organizing shows and gallery management, there are a number of other activities undertaken at the gallery.

Located very close to India Gate, this building was earlier the residential palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It exhibits around 4,000 paintings, graphics, and sculptures of modern artists. The gallery arranges special exhibitions for those who wish to exhibit their works. The National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated on March 29, 1954 at Jaipur House, New Delhi. It is the only institution of it's kind in India, run and administered by the Government of India. It represents the evolution of the changing art forms through the passage of more than a hundred years starting from about 1857.

In The stately Jaipur House (location for the National Gallery of Modern Art) are on display paintings, sculpture and graphic art dating from the mid 19th century to the present day. The school is represented by Abanindranath Tagore, especially his Advent of the Rainy Season, Twilight and Landscape: Nandalal Bose, Ramkumar Kinkar, Rabindranash Tagore, Binod Behari Mukherjee among others. The foremost responsibility of the National Gallery of Modern Art is to ensure quality and set and maintain a standard of excellence that pervades all it's activities. Despite numerous handicaps modern Indian artists have made impressive progress, especially in the last two decades.