The Delhi Art Gallery was started by Rama Anand in 1993, in Delhi. And then in 2013, they opened their Mumbai chapter, in a beautiful, cream and white, standalone, heritage house, in Kala Ghoda. Delhi Art Gallery’s foray into Mumbai’s art scene is driven by its desire to make its presence felt in the most important centre for Indian art, after the Capital.
It is today, counted as one of the most significant art institutions in the country and rightly so. The gallery is spread over four floors and is larger than most others in the city. The ground and first floor consist of the exhibition galleries that are reserved for the current exhibition at Delhi Art Gallery. Special shows will be curated for DAG Mumbai, but it will also be able to view previous exhibitions shown in New Delhi. The second floor showcases the gallery’s permanent collection and their offices are also located on this floor. The third floor has the gallery’s sculpture courtyard cum auditorium. Private lounges on the first and second floors have been created especially for the convenience of visitors.
State-of-the-art equipment has been used throughout the gallery, whether in the lighting, the projection systems, safe storage or gallery security. It has around 130 works from the gallery’s own collection by 13 artists who were part of the Group, among them MF Husain, FN Souza, KH Ara, SK Bakre, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee and Ram Kumar.
If you are interested in art, then this is the one place you must go visit. Here are some important details:
DAG Mumbai LOCATION: Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg Near Rhythm House Kala Ghoda PHONE: 022 4922 2700
HOURS: Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday, closed
TICKETING & PRICE INFO: Free