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National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai was opened to the public in 1996. It hosts various exhibitions and art collections of famous artists, sculptors and different civilisations. It is located near Regal Cinema in Colaba.
The idea of a national art gallery to germinate and bear fruit was first mooted in 1949. It was nurtured carefully by Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru and Maulana Azad, sensitive bureaucrats like Humayun Kabir and an active art community.
Vice-president Dr. S.Radhakrishnan formally inaugurated the NGMA in the presence of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and artists and art lovers of the city on March 29, 1954. The choice of Jaipur House, one of the premier edifices of Lutyens' Delhi, signified the envisaged high profile of the institution.
Designed by Sir Arthur Bloomfield, as a residence for the Maharaja of Jaipur, the butterfly-shaped building with a central dome was built in 1936. It was styled after a concept of the Central Hexagon visualised by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was Lutyens, along with Herbert Baker, who visualised and gave shape to the new capital in Delhi. Along with buildings designed for other princely potentates like Bikaner and Hyderabad, Jaipur House girded the India Gate circle. The famous architect conceptualised a harmony of facades giving the buildings a distinctive character.
Tourist attractions - National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai
The Gallery is the premier institution of its kind in India. It is run and administered as a subordinate office to the Department of Culture, Government of India. The NGMA has two branches one at Mumbai and the other at Bangaluru shortly. The gallery is a repository of the cultural ethos of the country and showcases the changing art forms through the passage of the last hundred and fifty years starting from about 1857 in the field of Visual and Plastic arts. Notwithstanding some gaps and some trivia, the NGMA collection today is undeniably the most significant collection of modern and contemporary art in the country today.
Our rich and varied collections comprise of more than 17,000 art objects - paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs. In January 2009, the NGMA proudly opened its new wings, with the commissioning of three new blocks, increasing the existing spaces almost six fold. We aim to install state of art display facilities, within the modern spaces given to creating clearer and better understanding of our collections.
Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residence Mumbai
0.32 km from National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai
33 Nathalal Parekh Marg, Near Electric House, Coloba, South Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 400001
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Situated a brief drive from the Gateway of India, Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residence Mumbai offers luxury accommodation in Mumbai. It is steps from Dhobi Ghat and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.
The hotel has 80 elegant rooms that are filled with all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay.
Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residence Mumbai is within walking distance of Colaba Causeway. University of Mumbai is only an easy car ride from the hotel.
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