National Gallery of Modern Art

Founded in 1954, the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is a unique institution that represents the evolution and pictorial transformation in the visual arts in India over the last century.

Functions and Powers

The main objectives of the NGMA are

  • to create an understanding and sensitivity among the Indian Public towards the visual and plastic arts in general
  • to promote the development of contemporary Indian art in particular

The collection of NGMA built up primarily through purchase and gifts, comprises of 17,813 paintings, sculptures, graphics and photographs dating back to 1857 and represents works of about 1742 contemporary artists from all over the country.

The NGMA has two branches one at Mumbai and the other at Bengaluru.


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