Ranked 38 among Places to Visit in Bangalore
Time Required: 2 - 3 hours
Located in the restored heritage Manikyavelu Mansion on 49 Palace Road Bangalore, National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated very recently on 18th of February, 2009. The main museum is situated in the Jaipur House, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore being the subsequent branches of the same. Housing over 14,000 incredible works of contemporary and modern artists, the top notch collection include spectacular paintings and sculptures from Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, and Rabindranath Tagore. The premises, spread over an area of 3.5 acres boasts of lush green gardens with brightly blooming flowers and is a perfect blend of modern architectural designs and the poise of the past.
The two storeyed museum based in the colonial style residential building (former summer home for Raja of Mysore) spans across enormous halls, has brightly lit, airy rooms featuring some of the best works of the bygone era. The depository showcases cultural ethos of India from periods as early as the 18th century. The huge windows allow ample sunlight to enter the rooms in addition to offering a picturesque view of the grassy lawns on the outside. Facilitated with a huge auditorium, a charming cafeteria, and a reference library, the art gallery is a hub for historians and art lovers.
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