14 Art Galleries to explore in India
The seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. A hotpot of languages, religions, numerous cultures & traditions.
built-in 1894 on the lines of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum of London. Major Mant in association with R.F. Chisholm who refined some of Mant's finest works to make genuine Indo-Saracenic architecture designed the Building of this Museum. It preserves a rich collection of art, sculpture, ethnography and ethnology.
Bharat Bhavan is an autonomous multi-arts complex and museum in the state of capital Bhopal inaugurated in 1982. It is a multi-arts centre that has been set up to create an interactive experience through verbal, visual and performing arts.
This museum is part of the Birla Mandir complex. The Birla Museum houses a small but selective display of fine stone sculpture, informatively displayed with explanatory panels in English in the main galleries, most of them seventh to 12th century statues. It also has a good selection of archaeological finds from excavations.
Capitol Complex located in the sector-1 of Chandigarh city in India is a government compound designed by the architect Le Corbusier and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is spread over an area of around 100 acres and is a prime manifestation of Chandigarh's architecture. It comprises three buildings, three monuments and a lake, including the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.
This is a state museum in Gwalior, located in the fortress of the Gujari Mahal. It displays numerous artifacts of the region, including a fragment of the Garuda capital of the Heliodorus pillar from Vidisha. Rare artifacts at the museum include Hindu and Jain sculptures dated to the 1st and 2nd centuries BCE, a miniature statue of Salabhanjika, terracotta items and replicas of frescoes seen in the Bagh Caves.
A magnificent palace adding the royal grandeur of this city of Palace, Mysore is the Jaganmohan Palace. During the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, this palace with its three stories has been converted into an art gallery, named as Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, displaying a rich collection of paintings by various known artists.
With 18 galleries, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is a visual art complex located in Bangalore. The major collection of the gallery consists of paintings, sculptures and folk art. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath also runs the nearby College of fine arts.
Travelers who want to peep into the life of erstwhile rulers should visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum on their holiday to Gujarat. The museum occupies some portion of the esteemed Laxmi Vilas Palace, which was once the official residence of the Gaekwad family of Gujarat. On display in the museum are exclusive marble collections from countries like Europe, Japan, and China. Paintings made by Raja Ravi Varma depicting the royal family of Gaekwar are the highlights of the museum.
The Mizoram State Museum is in Aizawl, Mizoram, India. It is an ethnographic museum with multipurpose collections on display. There are five galleries: Textile Gallery, Ethnology, History, Anthropology, Natural History, and Archeology Terrace. The collection occupies four floors.
Sarod ghar is a museum of music and has been set up in the ancestral house of the legendary Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan. This museum houses ancient musical instruments which were used by legendary Indian musicians of the past. It also exhibits a great collection of documents and photographs and the aim of this museum is to promote Indian classical culture and music.
Located within the premises of Thangapat Mapal Palace Compound in Imphal East, Three Mothers Art Gallery is a museum that showcases the rich culture, tradition, history and heritage of the state through Driftwood Sculpture Art. The art gallery cum museum is run by the artist Shri Gurumayum Shyamsunder Sharma and the museum is situated in a single shed like room within an area of 1000 square feet. Established in 1978.