If You’re an Art Lover, You Must Check Out These 9 Amazing Art Galleries in The City!

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If you are an art lover or enthusiast, Delhi is the perfect place for you. Because our city houses some of the best art galleries in the entire nation. Be it art installations, sculptures or mindblowing paintings, there’s something for every art lover in these galleries. So if you’re bored of dining out or watching movies, then take a stroll through these art galleries in the city and soak in the creativity! And here are the best art galleries in the city that every art enthusiast should visit.

1. Delhi Art Gallery

Delhi Art Gallery is one of the leading galleries in the city since 1993. Not only in the city, but the gallery is also the worlds largest repository of Modern Indian Art. The gallery hosts a varied and vast collection of experimental art forms to the Bengal School of Art to British painters and more. The gallery’s collection covers the history of modern art in India. Now isn’t that amazing? Also, the Delhi Art Gallery regularly hosts diverse shows which every art enthusiast must check out. 

Where: The Claridges, 12, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Rd, New Delhi

2. Nature Morte

Nature Morte was initially opened in 1982 in New York and then was revived 15 years later in New Delhi by artist and gallerist Peter Nagy. The gallery showcases a variety of contemporary art forms, with a focus on pop art, installations, conceptual art and photography. The gallery houses some well-known artists’ work like Jitish Kallat, Imran Qureshi, Subodh Gupta, Mithu Sen among others. Apart from participating in reputed global and Indian art fairs, the Nature Morte regularly collaborates with institutions like Khoj International artists Association, India Habitat Centre and more. 

Where: A-1, Block A, Neeti Bagh, New Delhi

3. Vadehra Art Gallery

Founded in the year 1987, this art gallery is among the most prestigious art galleries in the city. Vadehra Art Gallery houses some of the famous and popular artists work like SH Raza, MF Husain, Shilpa Gupta, Nalini Malani and among others. It is the first private gallery in India to exhibit works of Pablo Picasso and has also brought the works of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud to the audience. So if your taste in art includes international artists, then this is a must-visit for you.

Where: D-40, Defence Colony, New Delhi

4. Exhibit 320

This experimental artspace showcases contemporary art from India and the subcontinent. Only focusing on new means of artistic expression and visual dialogue, apart from being an exhibition space, it is also a meeting point for artists and students. The gallery has hosted exhibitions for Vibha Galhotra from India, Faig Ahmed from Azerbaijan and many more. Exhibit 320 is one of a kind contemporary art gallery in the city!

Where: F-320, Old M B Road, Chatri Wala Kuan, Lado Sarai, New Delhi

5. Dhoomimal Gallery

Founded in 1936, Dhommimal Gallery is one of the oldest commercial contemporary art galleries. It houses the artwork of well-known artists like Laxman Pai, Shri Jamini Roy and P.N. Choyal. It also promotes new emerging talents through exhibitions and scholarships. Not just that, Dhoomimal Gallery has the most significant art complex in the country! It has become an institution that ensures that all the art-minded people are together.

Where: A-8, Connaught Cir, Shankar Market, Block A, Connaught Place, New Delhi

6. National Gallery Of Modern Art

Long back in 1954, then Honourable Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated The National Gallery of Modern Art. It is one of the world’s largest modern art museums. It houses a collection of more than 1700 works by 2000 plus artists that include artists such as Thomas Daniell, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy and many more. Even some of the oldest works are preserved here which date back to 1857! Isn’t that cool!

Where: Shershah Road Near India Gate Jaipur House, New Delhi

7. Kiran Nadar Museum Of Art

Located in the heart of New Delhi, The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is the first private museum of art exhibiting modern and contemporary works from India and the sub-continent. It is an eye-catching gallery for all the art lovers. Over the years, the museum of art has hosted many exhibitions from the art all over the world.

Where: No. 145, DLF South Court Mall Saket, Saket District Centre, Saket, New Delhi

8. Art Motif Gallery

Set up in 1995, Art Motif gallery has maintained its charm and which makes it one of the top contemporary galleries in the city. The gallery has been showcasing works by the younger generation of painters, leading contemporary Indian artists, as well as the emerging artists. Every art installation is open to interpretation and as by saying, ‘what you see is what you preach’ so, it’s up to you and how you see the art.

Where: A1/178, Safdarjung Enclave, 4th Floor, New Delhi

9. Akar Prakar

Founded in 2004, Akar Prakar is not just a contemporary art gallery but is also a unique experience in itself. It’s an open air-display! The gallery is free to all medium of expressions and showcases the most coveted modern and contemporary Indian art. Apart from its shows and institutions at the museum, Akar Prakar displays contemporary Indian art through its catalogues, books and art journals on essential artists. 

Where: D 43, Block D, Defence Colony, New Delhi

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