National Gallery Of Modern Art (NGMA)
National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is an art gallery in Bangalore. It was inaugurated in the year 2009. It showcases modern Indian art and houses paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, Rabindranath Tagore and a large number of Modern and Contemporary artists. The National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore is the third of the three NGMA that the country boasts off.
Over 90 years old, the Manikyavelu Mansion was initially the inheritance of the Royal Mysore family. Raja Manikayavalu Mudaliar gained ownership to the property which was later taken over by the State Government in the late sixties. The State Government later offered the property to the Ministry of Culture in July 1989 for setting up of an art museum.
NGMA Bangalore currently houses approximately 500 exhibits that are spread across a corridor, tiny rooms and large spacious halls that span two floors. You need at least half a day to see the entire space. The exhibits have been displayed - classified into broad categories - according to different time periods, art schools and by artists. One can see paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, the Tagore brothers and Rabindranath Tagore and a large number of Modern and Contemporary artists.
National Gallery Of Modern Art
49, Manikyavelu Mansion,
Beside Devdas Petrol Pump,
Palace Road, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560052
Phone Number: (080) 22342338