Jehangir Art Gallery hosts exhibitions by painters, sculptors, print-makers, craftsmen, ceramicists, photographers and weavers. It regularly holds interesting lecture programmes, conducts workshops & discussions on various forms of art, laying stress on education for both the academically inclined and laypersons. Jehangir Art Gallery has provided a platform for aspiring artists, who have always availed the opportunities provided by the gallery to interact with the art fraternity at various levels. The gallery has continued to be a center of activity for artists, connoisseurs of art, art-lovers and the public.
By 2nd Baronet Sir Cowasji Jehangir in memory of his late son. B.G. Kher, the then Chief Minister of Bombay, inaugurated the gallery on the 21st of January 1952. The building is designed by Durga Bajpai and has the distinction of being one of the earliest structures built in the city. It is situated behind the famous Prince of Wales Museum, now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, in the Fort area of Mumbai.
The Jehangir Art Gallery has traditionally been one of the most prominent and renowned galleries in India, exhibiting works of artists like M.F. Hussain and S.H. Raza. Other frequenters of the gallery included Akbar Padamsee, Ram Kumar, Anjolie Ela Menon and K.K. Hebbar among others. The surroundings of the gallery can be said to be steeped in rich history and tradition, especially concerning art. The gallery complex houses the Art Plaza Gallery and Natesan, India’s earliest licensed antique dealer
Mr.Adi H Jehangir
Sir Cowasji Jehangir
Mrs. K. G Menon