National Gallery of Modern Art was formerly known as Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, it was converted into National Gallery in 1996. In Gallery you could find artworks ranging from Pablo Picasso’s to Amrita Shergil’s are exhibited here.
The complex of Sir C.J Public Hall was designed by british architect Willet at cost of 19 lakhs and C.J hall was donated to the city of Mumbai in 1911 by Sir Cowasji Jahangir, whose family has gifted more than four public buildings.
The National Gallery of Modern Art is provided with facilities such as temperature control, lightning and humidity like many overseas art galleries. The Gallery is located at the very same place where our founding fathers such as Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Muhammad Ali Jinnah conducted rallies against the british, before opening gallery, the C.J hall was a multipurpose hall it was being used for meeting of Parsi Panchayat, concerts, political meetings
The National Gallery of Modern Art also have dedicated section for artefacts belonging to various parts of globe one such section is “Egyptian Artefacts”, here you will find the mummie yes! You read it right mummies and statues which will give a rough idea about ancient Egyptian civilization.
Director/Curator: Mr. Shivaprasad M. Khened
Contact: 022 2288 1969