Woke up this Sunday feeling all artsy? Stop doing the run-of-the-mill and try something new, for the booming city of Delhi is home to a number of vibrant art galleries. Here’s a list of the top 12 that you should totally check out.
Delhi Art Gallery, Hauz Khas
The Delhi Art Gallery is distinguished for its focus on 20th century Indian art. It is an important historical as well as chronological timeline of the entire movement of modern art in the country. With over 400 artists in its collection, the Delhi Art Gallery is recognised for its quality of art works.
Address: 11, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-110016
National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House
National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is Delhis flagship art gallery under the Ministry of culture, Government of India. It was established in New Delhi in 1954 and then opened branches in Mumbai and Bangalore. The gallery houses an excellent collection of more than 14,000 works, including those by artists like Rabindranath Tagore, Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma and other foreign artists, dating 1850. The Delhi branch is one of the worlds largest modern art museums and has a wonderful collection of paintings, graphics and sculptures.
Address: Jaipur House, India Gate, New Delhi-110001
The Attic, Connaught Place
The Attic belongs to Amarjit Bhagwant Singh and was formally inaugurated in 2005. It exhibits textiles and other heirloom collections of various individuals. It also promotes art, music and dance by organising exhibitions, classes, workshops and other cultural events. Its objective was to serve as a space for the living arts where intimate interaction between audience and the artists exists. The nucleus of the collection of the trust is the collection of various museum quality saris, shawls and phulkari embroideries.
Address: 36 Regal Building, Connaught Place, Delhi-110001
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Dhoomimal Art Gallery, Connaught Circus
Dhoomimal Gallery, established in 1936 by Shri. Ram Babu Jain, is the oldest contemporary art gallery in India. The gallery began by displaying the works of well-known painters of yesteryear like the Late Sailoz Mukherjea and Jamini Roy and continues to act as a hub for promoting emerging artists through scholarships and exhibitions.
Address: G-42, Connaught Circus New Delhi-110001
Latitude 28, Lado Sarai
Located in the dynamic and diverse art district of Lado Sarai, director Bhavna Kakkars Latitude 28 is a commercial gallery with a twist. Latitude 28 attempts to represent contemporary Indian art not only through exhibitions but also by supporting residencies and organising outreach programmes, seminars and talks. Though the gallery aims to represent artworks in sync with contemporary trends, there is a large repository of works of established masters in its collection.
Address: F 208 GF, Lado Sarai, New Delhi-110030
Khoj, Malviya Nagar
Khoj was founded in 1997, and now works as a non-profit, contemporary arts organisation which provides space for emerging artists. It has built an international reputation and is constantly expanding the understanding and development of cutting-edge contemporary art practice in India. It hosts a variety of programmes like workshops, residencies, exhibitions, talks and community art projects.
Address: S-17, Khirkee Extension, Block J, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi-110017
Palette Art Gallery, Golf Links
In 2001, Palette Art Gallery was conceptualized and conceived by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, its directors. It is a contemporary space with a modern tone which aims to encourage emerging talent. Its location, overlooking the peaceful greens of the historic Delhi Golf Club, adds to the charm of this place. Art represented here is both traditional as well as experimental.
Address: 14 Golf Links, New Delhi-110003
Gallerie Ganesha, Greater Kailash
More than 25 years old, Gallerie Ganesha has a huge collection of paintings, graphics and sculptures. It has successfully promoted young artists like Paresh Maity and Neeraj Goswami who are now nationally reputed artists as well as other artists like Jayasri Burman, Mohan Singh, etc. The gallery provides a platform and meeting ground for both artists and art lovers.
Address: E-557, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi-110048
The Village Gallery, Hauz Khas
The Village Gallery, situated in the bustling Hauz Khas village, stocks works by big-name artists like MF Hussain, Jayasri Burman and Ganesh Pany. It has also done innovative shows in graphic design, drawings and sketches by Satyajit Ray.
Address: Shop No. 14, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016
Nature Morte, Neeti Bagh
Founded by New-Yorker Peter Nagy in 1997, Nature Morte has become synonymous in India with challenging and experimental forms of art. Nature Morte has also organised projects and exhibitions with international artists coming to India and combining their works with those of Indian artists to foster cross-cultural communications. It represents well known artists like Subodh Gupta, Anita Dube, Mithu Sen, Asim Waqif and others.
Address: A-1 Neeti Bagh, New Delhi-110049
Gallery Espace, New Friends Colony
Gallery Espace was established in 1989 by Renu Modi. It began by exhibiting the autobiographical works of MF Husain, and continued to represent artists like Jagdish Swaminathan, Manjit Bawa and Krishen Khanna. It showcases the art of primarily Indian artists from multiple generations. It has also collaborated with some of the leading institutions in India.
Address: 16 Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi-110025
Lalit Kala Akademi, Ferozeshah Road
Lalit Kala Akademi is Indias national academy of fine arts. It conducts significant exhibitions and educational programmes, sustains a library, art collection, archives, and conservation laboratory and supports scholars and publications throughout India. It displays works by artists like Amitabha Bhowmik, Ramesh Bhosale, Durga Kainthola and others.
Address: Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001
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