Art Gallery

After Independence, the artistic infrastructure in Delhi was developed by dedicated efforts of a Delhi based artistic group (Delhi Shilpi Chakra) resulting in Dhoomimal Gallery, the 1st private gallery in India. Indian government framed an interesting cultural policy in their 5 year plan between 1951 and 1956 resulting in National Gallery of Modern Art and Lalit Kala Academy in Delhi. Delhi joined in the list of Bombay and Bengal to be one among the significant spots for arts. There was a revolution of contemporary arts which made Delhi to develop its exhibitions and paintings in galleries.  These exhibits carry a complete collection starting from urban life to abstract paintings. Indian Art gains its recognition in the National Gallery of Modern Art. Among others, few best galleries that adorn Delhi city includes:

National Art Gallery of Modern Art

National gallery of Modern Art, which served as Jaipur Maharaja’s residency once, stands proudly as one among the major Indian art galleries. It carries an outstanding collection of both colonial and Indian artist’s right from the period of 1850. There are approximately 15,000 graphics, sculptures and paintings.

Jaipur House, India Gate, New Delhi-110001
Phone: 23382835
Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 p.m
Closed: Monday

Lalit Kala Academy

In 1958, the 1st National art exhibition was conducted in this gallery which is widespread in 3 floors.  The most prestigious Triennial India was held here during which participants from 40 countries attended. National level exhibition on art and photography was also conducted here.  During winter season, there are continuous programs organized in this academy.

Rabindra Bhawan, Feroz Shah Road, New Delhi-110001
Phone: 23387241-43
Timing: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday)

Art Heritage, Tansen Marg

Roshen Alkazi established this most respected art world during 1977. Since last 30 years, Roshal Alkazi and Ebrahim take care of this gallery which is situated at Triveni Kala Sangam. They form friendship with various artists where they get involved actively in Progressive Group, Mumbai. Faisal Alkazi, their son used to be theatre director. All round the year, they organize exhibitions of popular Indian artists.

Tansen Marg, New Delhi.
Phone: 23718833
Timing: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (Closed on Sunday)

Art Today

This place organizes exhibitions and collections of renowned artists throughout the year. They are also well known for well designed posters and catalogues.

A-1 Hamilton House, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001
Phone: 23320689 23352233
Timing: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm

Dhoomimal, Connaught Place

Being one among oldest galleries, Dhoomimal was destined to be a gallery purely by chance. In 1940s this place was functioning as stationary shop mainly for artists. When artists were not able to make their payment, there was a sale of their beautiful paintings. Their collection includes M.F.Hussain, P.N. Chayal, Laxman Pai, Jamini Roy and many others.

This is one of oldest gallery which runs regular shows commercially. Over the years, various artists started displaying their work here.

8-A, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001
Phone: 41516056, 23359526
Timing: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm

Gallery Espace, New Friends Colony

This gallery gains its importance because of its unconventional and specialized focus. They also release informative catalogues. Renu Modi, inspired by Hussain, is a tireless personality to explore the unexplored mediums of Indian art.

16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi
Phone.: 26326267
Timing: 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg

Art Heritage takes care of this four storied cultural complex along with a gallery at its basement. The largest gallery at this place is Shridharni Gallery. One can visualize small format art work at this place. There is a famous sculpture court holding bookshop carrying unconventional cassettes, journals and books. They also conduct exhibitions.
There are two galleries in the name of Triveni and Shridhrani as a perfect representative of cultural ethos in India. The former one accommodates amateur photographers, sculptors and painters whereas later holds works of most renowned artists.

Tansen Marg, New Delhi.
Phone: 23718833
Timing: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (Closed on Sunday)

Garhi Lalit Kala Artist Studio

If you are very much interested in live art processing, then this place is worth visiting.  This studio forms a portion of Lalit Kala Academy. They organize illustrated lectures and workshops of renowned artists at both national and international level.

Kala Kutir, East of Kailash, New Delhi.
Phone: 26432225
Timing: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

LTG Gallery

This Gallery usually organizes very meaningful exhibitions. They made a great impact by organizing theme shows on Kashmiri immigrants, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and also display works of ceramic artists.

Copernicus Marg, New Delhi-110001
Phone: 23389713
Timing: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm

The Village Gallery

Highly innovative displays of Satyajit Ray’s sketches, drawings and graphic designs, Mono-rints from Tihar women inmates and Haku Shah’s unmatched homage to Mahatma with cotton wool, rags and straw are displayed here.

14, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Phone: 26853860
Timing: 10.30 am to 6.30 pm