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National Gallery of Modern Art

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The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, is a repository of more than 17000 most significant works of modern and contemporary art in the country. The principal aims of NGMA are to acquire and preserve modern art from 1850 onwards and to present it to a global audience which will create an understanding and sensitivity towards a time that helped shape contemporary art in India. The institution is also committed to promote contemporary Indian art in its various forms.

The gallery was inaugurated on March 29th, 1954 by Vice-President, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and on January 19th 2009, the NGMA inaugurated the opening of its new wing which increased its display spaces by more than six times. In addition, NGMA maintains two functional branches at (i) Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall at Mumbai and (ii) Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road, Bengaluru.

In December 2016 NGMA’s first Director General took charge of the institution with a vision to broaden its horizon with collaborations and partnerships both at the national and international platform and to present Indian art and artists to a wider global audience.

The foremost responsibility of the National Gallery of Modern Art is to ensure quality and to set and maintain standards of excellence. The aesthetic and educational purposes are not only defined in the aims and objectives of the National Gallery of Modern Art, but efforts are also being made so that they become implicit in its organization and pervade all its activities.

Above all, the National Gallery of Modern Art helps people to look at the works of modern art with greater joy, understanding and knowledge by extending their relationship with our daily life and experiencing them as vital expressions of the human spirit.


Address: Jaipur House, India Gate, New Delhi - 110003
Established: March 29, 1954
Institution Head: Shri Adwaita Charan Garanayak, Director General
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am to 6:30 pm Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Closed on Mondays and National Holidays
Phone: 011 - 23386111, 011 - 23385378