National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
National Gallery of Modern Art
This Gallery first meant for concerts and converted to art Gallery in 1954. Entry fees is nominal and photographs on first allowed even though " NO PHOTOGRAPHY " sign posted on entrance. But on second and top floor where fine arts paintings are kept there its not allowed to take pictures.
This gallery reached from Chruchgate or CST Railway station by cab and easily accessible.
On the first floor we can see how the Mumbai city built and how its open spaces misused by people of Mumbai and how Govt. is transforming these places for people to live respecting nature and they are taking examples from foreign countries for better development of Mumbai.
And at the entrance we can find few artist drawing paintings and free to display at the entrance and its free of cost. Some of the paintings were really good.
Hours and Admission
Opens daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Mondays and National Holidays.
Indian: Rs: 10/-
Foreign National: Rs: 150/-
Student / Child: Rs: 1/-
The National Gallery of Modern Art is currently home to an exhibition called "SOAK". The theme of this exhibition is the severe Monsoon floods (the rains of July 26, 2005, more than 940mm in one day), and has the subtitle Mumbai in an Estuary
It is very informative, but often more technical information than ''art''. One also get very good history of how Bombay developed into the city it is now.
The website listed below gives very good info about SOAK.
Open Tue - Sun, 11h00 - 18h00
Dating from 1911, the edifice housing the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (NGMA) was originally built as an auditorium. It was donated by Sir Cowasji Jehangir, and is thus officially called the Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall. The Edwardian/Neoclassical building was in a decaying state until it was converted into the NGMA, an extension of the Delhi based gallery. It is located on Mahatma Ghandi Road at Wellington Fountain (now SP Mukherjee Chowk) in the Kala Ghoda area, opposite the Prince of Wales Museum.