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Maharashtra Places to see JEHANGIR ART GALLERY


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Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra

Venue : Kala Ghoda

Opening Hours : 11.00 in the morning till 7.00 in evening

Entry Fee : Nil

Closing Days : None

Category : Art

Landmark : Prince of Wales Museum

How to reach there : Buses and trains from all main cities are available

Jehangir Art Gallery was established in 1952 that is an excellent choice for connoisseurs of art and painting. This prestigious gallery was founded by Cowasji Jehangir upon persuasion by Homi Jehangir Bhabha. It was Cowasji who bore the entire expense of construction of this art house. The design was the prepared by G.M. Bhuta.

Highlights of the gallery :

Art works of renowned Indian artists are on display at this gallery; the displays keeps on changing on a regular basis and are replaced by newer ones. There are in total four exhibition halls in Jehangir Art Gallery. A distinctive feature of this gallery is the option of displaying art works of artists who want to showcase their talent through their artworks. Before a work of art is accepted here, artists must apply for the same. The list of such artists is quite long which proves that it is a renowned gallery. Some of them have to wait for as long as one year to get a chance to show their work.

The works of art displayed are mostly influenced by renaissance of art in India. The exclusive attention that Jehangir Art Gallery gets through media and other sources of entertainment has made it quite popular both nationally and internationally. There are paintings and other art works that have been prepared in different media.

A famous café that goes by the name of Samovar Restaurant offers an atmosphere that makes one reminiscent of old memories. The outside plaza of the gallery is occupied by artists who are keen to sell their art works and showcase their talents in order to get noticed and earn some projects.

Other attractions :

Those who come to Mumbai to have a tour to this gallery can visit other nearby places like Crawford market that is famous for fruits, meat etc. For those who are looking for more sophisticated places can visit Mereweather Road which sells expensive carpets.

   
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