Located very close to India Gate, this building was earlier the residential palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It exhibits around 4,000 paintings, graphics, and sculptures of modern artists. The gallery arranges special exhibitions for those who wish to exhibit their works. The National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated on March 29, 1954 at Jaipur House, New Delhi. It is the only institution of it's kind in India, run and administered by the Government of India. It represents the evolution of the changing art forms through the passage of more than a hundred years starting from about 1857. In The stately Jaipur House (location for the National Gallery of Modern Art) are on display paintings, sculpture and graphic art dating from the mid 19th century to the present day. The school is represented by Abanindranath Tagore, especially his Advent of the Rainy Season, Twilight and Landscape: Nandalal Bose, Ramkumar Kinkar, Rabindranash Tagore, Binod Behari Mukherjee among others. The foremost responsibility of the National Gallery of Modern Art is to ensure quality and set and maintain a standard of excellence that pervades all it's activities. Despite numerous handicaps modern Indian artists have made impressive progress, especially in the last two decades.
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