National Gallery of Modern Art

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National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi

national-galleryNational Gallery of Modern Art DelhiThe 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.

* A reserve collection is being carefully maintained and documented by the gallery.
* The restoration department conserves the art works.
* The publication department publishes 335 publications, 35 posters, postcards, etc.
* The gallery is also producing and acquiring films on artists, many of which have received awards.
* The gallery organizes annual summer camps of art training for children and other educational activities.

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