14 Attractions for Art Lovers in Delhi

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Attractions for art lovers in Delhi

For people like us who think whatever is displayed in the art galleries comes under the genre of contemporary art, every place that has art exhibition is just the same. On the other hand, my art lover friends must be hoping right now that this blog better have something useful to tell them otherwise they will gun me down. But beautiful ones! I do have some piece of information that might just prove to be helpful. Chances are that you are an art lover and have moved from another city to Delhi and are looking for places where you can enjoy meeting like-minded people and of course savour the fine art scene in the city. This blog will provide you with 14 top art places that you can choose to go or be a part of.

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art

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Designed by Sir Arthur Bloomfield, as a residence for the Maharaja of Jaipur, this butterfly-shaped building with a central dome certainly had some potential to later become one of the most important buildling for modern art in India. It was styled after a concept of the Central Hexagon visualised by Sir Lutyens and Herbert Baker. The two conceptualised and gave the building a distinctive character. National Gallery of Modern Art is probably one of those places in Delhi that every art lover knows. NGMA is the premier institution of its kind in India. Run by Ministry of Culture, the gallery is a repository of the cultural ethos of India that displays the changing art forms through the passage of the last hundred and fifty years in the field of Visual and Plastic arts. The NGMA collection today is inarguably the most significant collection of modern and contemporary art not only in Delhi but in the country as well.

Where: Jaipur House, Sher Shah Road, Near Delhi High Court, India Gate, New Delhi, 110003

Timings: 10AM to 5PM

Art Positive

Art Positive

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Although comparatively new to the art scene in Delhi, Art Positive has been able to make itself quite home in this city that is filled with large number of art aficionados. It has been around for past five to six years and has been promoting new and promising talents, curating exhibitions of known artists and organising a range of art-related activities right from online exhibitions to master classes, and from workshops to art education initiatives. Art Positive also offers professional and personalised art advisory services on the buying, insurance, display and conservation of art. The gallery is known to house a small but lively cafeteria and a reading space for art-lovers, artists, collectors and experts. Every now and then a variety of social events take place here.

Where: F-213/B, Old Mehrauli Badarpur Road, New Delhi, 110030

Timings: 11AM to 7PM

Exhibit 320

Exhibit 320

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It would not be incorrect if Exhibit 320 is described as an the experimental art space as this art gallery in Delhi showcases focuses on new means of artistic expression and visual dialogue, particularly through use of fresh mediums. The gallery serves not only as platform for exhibitions but also as a meeting point for artists, students as well as art-lovers. The gallery also aims at discovering and promoting budding contemporary artists, as well as encouraging critical discourse and progressive experiments through seminars, lectures, and talks. In the gallery one can see the collections by artists from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and several other countries.

Where: F-320, Old Mehrauli Badarpur Road, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Timings: 10.30AM to 6.30PM

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

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Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is probably one of the best placed for the art lovers in Delhi. It is one of the few private art museums and was set up at the initiative of art collector Kiran Nadar. The museum is known for housing masterpieces by some of India’s best modern and contemporary artists. One can find everything from paintings, prints and sculptures to immersive installations and cutting-edge new media adding charm to this one of its kind art museum in Delhi. In the recent past, the museum was able to host stellar retrospectives and extremely well-organized group exhibitions. Sometimes one can manage to catch an interesting talk, performance or a film screening here.

Where: South Court Parking, 145 DLF Mall, MGF Saket Driveway, Saket District Centre, Saket, New Delhi, 110017

Timings: 10:30AM to 6:30PM

Nature Morte

Nature Morte

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Owned by Peter Nagy, an artist himself, Nature Morte is certainly an important pillar of contemporary Indian art scene. The gallery is a multi-level space in central-south Delhi and is known to showcase a variety of contemporary art forms, with special focus on conceptual art, installations, Pop Art and photographs. The gallery also represents a number of well-known and established contemporary Indian artists like Jitish Kallat and Anita Dube.

Where: Neeti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

Timings: 10AM to 6PM

Vadehra Art Gallery

Vadehra Art Gallery

Vadehra Art Gallery is yet another place for the lovers of modern art. The gallery is a leading platform in Delhi that promotes the work of modern and contemporary Indian artists. Every now and then, the gallery is seen engaged in a variety of art-related activities in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art. The gallery even has its own bookstore, which is first of its kind in India. It is also interesting to know that Vadhera Art Gallery was the first private gallery in India to exhibit works of Pablo Picasso, and has brought works of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon to New Delhi.

Where: D-40, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024

Timings: 11AM to 7PM

Dhoomimal Gallery

Dhoomimal Gallery

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Dhoomimal Gallery stands class apart when it comes to its recognition. This gallery is considered to be the oldest contemporary art gallery in New Delhi. The art lovers here have the opportunity to witness the artworks of renown Indian artists like Shri Jamini Roy, Laxman Pai and P.N. Choyal. Alongside, the gallery continues to support and promote new emerging talents through scholarships and exhibitions. The gallery has also opened an impressive complex at Connaught Circus, where several exhibition halls, a sculpture court, cultural centre and even gallery’s own art museum along with a centre for International Arts can be visited by those keeping keen interest in art.

Where: G-42, Connaught Circus, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timings: 12AM to 7PM, 11PM to 12AM

Art Heritage Gallery

Art Heritage Gallery

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Founded by one of the most influential Indian theatre directors and drama teachers of 20th century, Ebrahim Alkazi and a renowned costume designer, Art Heritage Gallery was set with a goal to promote awareness and appreciation of modern Indian art. Located in the art complex, Triveni Kala Sangam, the gallery has published a variety of art books, portfolios and catalogues and has held over 350 exhibitions uptil now. One can witness the artworks of distinguished artists ranging from F.N. Souza to M.F. Hussain to the new and budding contemporary artists.

Where: 205, Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timings: 10AM to 7PM

Delhi Art Gallery

Delhi Art Gallery

Delhi Art Gallery is one of the leading art galleries in Delhi. The gallery focuses on showcasing a variety of 20th century Indian art works and one of the most exhaustive collections of Indian modern art. One has the opportunity to witness the artwork ranging from early-moderns to current experimental art forms, from the earliest works featuring gods and goddesses to modern, politically-engaged art that belonged to varied British painters,Progressive Artists Group, leading contemporary painters as well as Bengal School of Art. Here the collection covers the entire history of modern art in India. The gallery also hosts exhibitions from time to time.

Where: 11, Hauz Khas Village New Delhi

Timings: 10.30AM to 7PM

Art Mall

Art Mall

Reckoned to be the largest art gallery in India, Art Mall has become one of the prominent places in India where the hidden talent of the unknown artists in the field of Paintings, Sculptures is promoted. With an aim of uplifting Indian contemporary art and facilitate artists, sculptors, classical dancers as well as musicians with individual negotiation and social interaction, Art Mall ensures a platform for artists and art lovers to meet, discuss and work together to bring revolution in the field of Indian art.

Where: 5 Shivaji Marg,, New Delhi, Delhi 110015

Timings: 11AM to 7PM

Lalit Kala Academy

Lalit Kala Academy

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Also known as the National Academy of Art, it comprises of five exhibition galleries across four floors. The objective of this academy is to promote visual arts not just in the city but in the country. It houses a decent size library that has exhaustive documentation of artists, art trends, biographies and other literature that any art lover would relish. Regular exhibitions and events are held regularly and one can check out its calendar online as well.

Where: Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi

Timings: 10AM to 6PM

Art Alive Gallery

Art Alive Gallery

Probably one of the most active art galleries in New Delhi, Art Alive aims to showcase the best of modern and contemporary Indian art. This extremely active gallery orgnaizes up to five individual and group exhibitions per year,and hosts a variety of workshops, lectures and discussions on Indian art. It regularly publishes a unique range of supporting publications from limited edition art portfolios to monographs on individual artists.

Where: S-221, Gamal Abdel Nasser Marg, Panchsheel Park South, Panchshila Park, New Delhi, Delhi (state) 110017

Timings: 11AM to 7PM

Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts

Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts

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The sprawling campus of the Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts in the heart of the city, an institution set up in the memory of Indira Gandhi, just off the cross roads of Le Meriden Hotel and Janpath has seen many a confluence of art fairs, workshops, artists and crafts persons from across the length and breadth of the country. It has a uniquely multidisciplinary approach towards the arts and seeks to promote and nurture all these forms. The IGNCA also has its own library and an enviable collection of books that enthusiasts of art can browse through. Take a day off and soak in the ambience, participate in the ongoing events (IGNCA has a very busy calendar indeed) and engage with the many artists that congregate here on a daily basis for you never know when you could get up close and personal with them again.

Latitude 28

Latitude 28

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Latitude has become a popular hub for India’s up coming artists, this cutting-edge art space is named after the geographical where this place is situated. The place displays contemporary Indian art, not only through exhibitions in the white cube of its gallery space, but also by sustaining residencies and the organization of outreach programs and talks. This is a great place to meet Delhi’s creative set.

Where: F 208 , GF, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

Timings: 11AM to 7PM

So, there you have it, some of the best places for art lovers in Delhi. If in case you think that more places can be added on this list then please feel free to comment in the box below with your suggestions. And just in case you liked this blog, don’t forget to give us a LIKE and SHARE. Also, if you have plans to visit Delhi and check one or more of these places, do give us a shout out. We can arrange great Delhi tour for you at affordable prices with best in the industry services. You can give us a call at +91-9212553106/07 or drop us an email at info@tourmyindia.com.

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