Designed by a French architecture Le Corbusier, this Art gallery has been one of the most eminent platform for its extraordinary collection of sculpture, miniature, painting.modern and contemprory art ,textiles as well as pottery. Inaugrated in 1968, and owned by the CHANDIGARH ADMINISTRATION , this has been a leading museum of the region and beyond.This gallery has constantly been an envoy of knowledge and inspiration to the whole country as well as to the tourists ,scholars and students all over the world.
Throwing some light on its collections, this museum has always been one of its kind for its unique collection. The most imperative reason for its uniqueness is that its inception of collection may be traced to the partition of the country in 1947. The most glorifying part of the collection of this museum is the Gandhara Sclupture. Moreover it has got enormous sculptures of Budhha , along with representative foot prints of Budhha. This extreme effort of this museum ,to enrich the minds of the country with the astonishing and imperative history of the past ,differs it from all other such galleries.
Not just from the ancient India but also its collections of pottery, metal sculptures , stone sculptures, textiles has constantly served as a means of dissemination of knowledge and responsibility of cultural history of the region as well as the ancient our India.
Current Director: MS KRITI GARG , IAS