Not Just A Gallery: The National Gallery Of Modern Art In Mumbai Is A Lot More

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Mumbai, especially SoBo, is brimming with art galleries and spaces. One of our all-time favourites is the National Gallery of Modern Art {NGMA, or fondly, Nagma} in Colaba.

Art Is The Word

NGMA is one of the most spacious art galleries in Mumbai, located in the cultural hub in between Kala Ghoda district and Colaba. The old building was only turned into the gallery in 1996, and has been a thriving space since then for contemporary and older modern art works by Indian artists. The gallery’s first and foremost aim has been to curate, preserve and protect modern art since at least a 150 years till now. The gallery is housed in a colonial building with three floors of artwork, consisting of mostly paintings and sculpture. The second floor, which is more of a mezzanine floor is dedicated to sculptures. They have works by artists S.H. Raza, M F Husain, and more. NGMA also hosts workshops once in a while which are not restricted to modern art. There’s musical recitals and much more.

What Should You Keep In Mind?

NGMA has a strict policy about not taking photographs and about taking belongings inside. They do, however, have a provision of a locker system if you have a bag you want to keep inside. The museum is closed on Mondays, and its timings are from 11am–6pm.

So, We're Saying...

Take some time out and visit NGMA – looking at the art here isn’t a spin around the park. You can also follow their Facebook page here to be in the know of the latest exhibits. The entry fee is INR 20 for Indian adults.

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