5 Must-visit art galleries in Mumbai
Visit these cutting-edge art galleries in Mumbai.
Mumbai boasts of a vibrant and exciting art scene with many art galleries contributing to it. While some feature the work of renowned Indian artists, others house some of the more famous art figures.
From small independent galleries to huge spaces, here are some art galleries to visit in Mumbai.
Volte opened its doors in 2009 and since then has established a strong place in Mumbai’s art scene. Located in Worli, this gallery houses a range of multimedia installations, events and exhibitions including little known Tibetan artists and video works by Ranbir Kaleka. The gallery owner, Tushar Jiwarajka has bought loads of international experience into space and combined it with diverse taste leading to pioneering exhibitions.
A tiny gallery located in Lower Parel, The Loft organizes and showcases contemporary art exhibitions and installations. The location of the gallery offers a fresh wave of culture for people looking to go beyond eating and shopping in the area. They house international and Indian artists, in addition to showcasing aesthetically pleasing installations.
Chemould Prescott Road Gallery
Chemould Prescott Road Gallery is one of the oldest and most prestigious galleries in Mumbai that gained its standing in the art scene by providing a space to Indian modernist icons like MF Husain, SH Raza and more. Today, the gallery continues to uphold the values of supporting young upcoming artists from across India. Located in Fort, the exhibitions at the gallery alternate between renowned contemporary artists and emerging artists.
Chatterjee and Lal
A tiny one-room gallery in Colaba, This gallery was founded in 2003 by husband-and-wife duo Tara Lal and Mortimer Chatterjee. The gallery first gained its fame when Nikhil Chopra remained confined in the building for three days and nights and made the drawing of the Mumbai view from the Kamal Mansion’s rooftop. Since then, it is known for hosting exciting young Indian talent like Gagan Singh and MinamApang, while also housing works of esteemed late artists like Nasreen Mohamedia and Amrita Sher-Gil.
Jehangir Art Gallery
Opened to the public in 1952, Jehangir Art Gallery is a two-floored space located at Kala Ghoda in Fort. While it hosts a lot of contemporary exhibitions, very often you can find and interact with the artists who are showcasing their work at the gallery. Furthermore, right outside the gallery, you can find street artists who sell their artwork.