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National Gallery of Modern Art: a day at the museum


The National Gallery of Modern Art has offered the best modern and contemporary Indian art since 1954.

The NGMA headquarters are in the former residential palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

The architect of Jaipur House, Sir Arthur Bloomfield, was largely inspired by the buildings of New Delhi designed by Edwin Lutyens. At the heart of this royal jewel shines a magnificent collection of paintings, some dating back more than 150 years. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs a total of more than 15,000 works coexist in this timeless place. In the sumptuous rooms of the palace are numerous treasures. Admire the work of British painter Thomas Daniell; the post-Impressionist paintings of Jamini Roy, student of the famous artist Abanindranath Tagore; and the work of Amrita Sher-Gil, often compared to that of the Mexican Frida Kahlo. In terms of international artists, the collection includes works by Jacob Epstein, Giorgio de Chirico, Petar Lubarda, Henry Moore, Sonia Delaunay, and Kozo Mio.

National Gallery of Modern Art
Jaipur House
India Gate, Near Delhi High Court
New Delhi
Delhi 110 003

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