One of the latest additions to the city’s most esteemed places, National Gallery of Modern Art is the best space an art-lover can ask for. The place is set up in Manikyavelu mansion on Palace road. It showcases some of the most stunning modern arts and paintings. Most of the artworks here are sure to make the visitors go gaga over them. The galleries are filled with works of some of the eminent personalities like Raja Ravi Varma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, Rabindranath Tagore.
The National Gallery has a serene garden accompanied by the shades of the trees spread around the place. There is also a mirror pool which is an added attraction for the visitors. The place possesses an artistic vibe in every step making the atmosphere here even more eventful and pleasant. It was open to public viewing in 2009 under the curatorial ship of Sobha Nambisan. Since then it has gathered ample attention from the visitors to make it one of the must-visit destinations in the city.
One trait which separates this National Gallery from other galleries out there is that the paintings are labelled according to the period, type of painting, painter’s name for ease of viewing. These methods add up to the viewer’s excitement and amplify their knowledge about the content they are viewing. Apart from galleries the place is also equipped with an auditorium, a public art reference library, a cafeteria, and a museum shop cum facilitation block. Overall the National Gallery is a pleasant visit and a drool-fest for art lovers.