Delhi’s artistic infrastructure was developed post 1947 by the efforts of the Delhi Shilpi Chakra (an artist group) and India’s first private art gallery, the Dhoomimal Gallery. With the government’s first five year plan (1951-56), India adopted a cultural policy that established the Lalit Kala Academy and the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi. This made Delhi an important centre for art, a status that had been earlier granted Bengal and Bombay. Contemporary Indian art is flourishing and Delhi has an ever changing roster of paintings and exhibitions in its galleries. Everything from abstract art to sombre studies of urban life can be found in these exhibits.
Rabindra Bhawan, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi-110001.
Timing: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday)
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi represents the Union Territory of Chandigarh, capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana and focuses its activities in the field of visual arts such as Paintings, Drawing, Sculptures, Graphics, Photography, Ceramics, Installation Art.
8-A, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001.
Phone: 41516056, 23359526
Timing: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
It is One of the oldest commercial galleries which runs regular shows. Over the year, an entire spectrum of artists had their works displayed here.Dhoomimal Art Gallery is one of the oldest and most known art galleries with a very exquisite collection of art. This huge gallery is spread over 5000 sqft of area and comprises of Sculpture Court, Ravi Jain Center for International Arts and an Art Museum that makes this place more than just platform for buying and selling art for the art patrons and is a perfect opportunity to browse through some wonderful pieces of work by renowned artists. It is instrumental in promoting Indian art.
Kala Kutir, East of Kailash, New Delhi.
Timing: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
It is a Place worth visiting place if you are interested in the live processes of art. This studio is a part of and is run, The Lalit Kala Academy. Well known artists from India and abroad often hold workshops and illustrated lectures hereThe busy Kalka Devi Marg near the Kailash Colony metro leads you to the interiors as the swanky metropolis gradually disappears and you increasingly get the feel of a provincial town, still busy but far less shiny and polished and far more congested and squalid.
Jaipur House, India Gate New Delhi
Phone: 011-23384640, 23382835
Timing: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
NGMA was established with the objective of promoting modern art in the country. It aimed to acquire and preserve works of art from 1857 onwards. The art collection of the NGMA is vast and eclectic.One of India’s major art galleries, the National Gallery of Modern Art was once the residence of the Maharaja of the Jaipur. The 17,000 works within it testify to a rich and resplendent past even as they pay tribute to the present. Its treasures span miniature paintings to modernist interventions and au courant contemporary expressions.
Tansen Marg, New Delhi.
Timing: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (Closed on Sunday)
A four galleried cultural complex including the basement gallery run by Art Heritage. Shridharni Gallery is the largest gallery here. Triveni Gallery has smaller format works on display. The complex has a sculpture court for exhibitions and a bookshop with unconventional books, journals and cassettes
E-557,Greater Kailash-II New Delhi-110048
Phone: 91-11-29226043, 29217306
Timing: 10 am to 7 pm (Closed on Sunday)
Gallerie Ganesha today offers a large selection of Paintings-Sculptures-Drawings-Lithographs-Serigraphs-Prints-Etchings-Photographs etc created by artists of fame and promise. Promote young and promising talents.Generate an awareness for art by constant exposure to high quality works of Art.Give exposure to skilled and dedicated Artists of yesteryears who went unnoticed due to lack of media attention and galleries.Provide a platform for interaction between the artist and the viewer.Gallerie Ganesha today offers a large selection of Paintings-Sculptures-Drawings-Lithographs-Serigraphs-Prints-Etchings-Photographs etc. created by artists of fame and promise.
16, Community Center, New Friends Colony, New Delhi
Phone:011 2692 2947
Timing: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Gallery has carved a niche for itself because of its specialised, unconventional focus. The gallery also produces informative cataloguese.Gallery Espace was established in New Delhi (India), in 1989 by Renu Modi with an exhibition of autobiographical works of MF Husain, Modern India’s most celebrated artist and one of the founder members of the path-breaking Progressive Artists Group. Soon success followed success, and the Gallery’s name became synonymous with representing artists, whose works defined the 1980s-Jagdish Swaminathan;
Copernicus Marg, Janpath, Janpath, Delhi
Timing: 11.00 am to 7.00
The gallery often displays meaningful exhibitions. Its group shows by ceramic artists, theme shows on Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Kashmiri immigrants have made an impact.