Occupying a former auditorium popularly known as Sir C. J. Hall, the National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai opened to the public in 1996 and has since become the most notable modern art museum in India. Notable German art historian Herman Goetz curated the museum’s first exhibition — a collection of sculptures by prominent Indian and international artists — and today the collection some 17,000 works dating from 1850 onward. Highlights include works by lauded Indian painters Raja Ravi Varma, M. F. Husain and Tyeb Mehta.
As worthwhile as the permanent collection are the museum’s rotating exhibitions, which often highlight prominent Indian or international artists.
The National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai maintains an updated calendar of current and upcoming exhibitions, so give it a look before you visit to see what might be showing.