A rapid transformation has been undergone by Mumbai into flourishing cultural capital. In recent decades the city’s art scene has also been benefited hugely. If you are an art connoisseur and enjoy discovering emerging artists and admire well, you must visit these top art galleries in Mumbai. Here is a list of the best art galleries in Mumbai that you can put down in your must-visit list.
Jehangir Art Gallery was established in Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai 1952, and it is more than a prime art exhibition space. Jehangir Art Gallery has been closely associated with the development of contemporary Indian art. The art gallery hosts exhibitions by painters, sculptors, print-makers, craftsmen, ceramicists, photographers and weavers. It is a centre of activity for artists, connoisseurs of art, art-lovers and the public.
Jehangir Art Gallery is situated behind the famous Prince of Wales Museum, now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, in the Fort area of Mumbai.
2. Volte Gallery
One of the leading contemporary galleries from the Asian subcontinent is Volte Art Gallery. The Volte Art Gallery has been featured in the New York Times, Art Forum, Frieze Magazine, CNN, Time Magazine. It embraces all media including painting, video, performance and installation. Volte has been a pioneering gallery in India.
202 Sumer Kendra Floor 2, PB Marg Worli, Mumbai 400 018
3. Tao Art Gallery
Tao Art Gallery was established in the year 2000. It has been developed as a well-recognized brand in Mumbai art space. Tao Art Gallery is very open-minded towards any creative expression and prioritizes on powerful and innovative presentations of artistic ability. Viewers can have a thought-provoking experience by the inviting dialogue on culture, aesthetics and tradition of visual arts.
165, The View, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai - 400018
4. Chemould Prescott Gallery
Chemould Gallery was founded by Kekoo Gandhy and Khorshed Gandhy in 1963. It is one of the oldest commercial art galleries in India. The Chemould Gallery was always situated in Mumbai. In 2007 the gallery moved from its original home on the first floor of the Jehangir Art Gallery to spacious new premises on Prescott Road. It has been instrumental in creating the reputations of many well-known Indian modern artists.
3rd floor, Queens Mansion, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
5. National Gallery of Modern Art
National Gallery of Modern Art was opened to the public in 1996. The Gallery hosts various exhibitions and art collections of famous artists, sculptors and different civilizations. The National Gallery of Modern Art is run and administered as a subordinate office to the Department of Culture, Government of India. The gallery has a collection of Pablo Picasso’s work and Egyptian art crafts such as mummies and statues.
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai.