The weekend is coming! And you are probably making plans of stepping out of your house along with your buddies to various spots which are across the city. While some of us love to go to one restaurant after the other, some of us like shopping, some pub-hopping and then there are those who simply love to glare at the various pieces of artwork, which are carefully curated across a number of galleries, and interpret new meanings to the various abstract paintings and artefacts on display.
For the art lovers and for those who would love to spend hours together at museums and galleries, we bring some of the best art galleries in the city just for you. Have a look at them and decide where to head to over the weekend.
1. National Gallery Of Modern Art, Palace Road
The National Gallery Of Modern Art (NGMA), is established in the premises of the Manikyavelu Mansion, which is spread across 3.5 acres of land and was opened to the public in the year 2009. The place is one of three other NGMAs, with the other two in Delhi and Mumbai. The gallery is run and administered by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
The gallery displays the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Rabindranath Tagore and many more works by renowned artisans from various points of time. The artworks are not only limited to paintings but also include sculptures, miniatures and much more. Apart from the permanent exhibits, there are regular international and national exhibitions organised here.
2. Kynkyny Art, Infantry Road
Kynkyny Art Gallery is one of the contemporary art galleries in the garden city which was founded by a husband and his wife in the year 2004. The main aim of the gallery is to provide a friendly space for art loves, collectors, first-time buyers as well as for Indian artists, to provide them with all the required information and guidance they would require to explore the magical world of art. The gallery boasts itself of having worked with 300 odd Indian artisans since its inception and has also held various exhibitions in India and abroad.
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3. 1 ShantiRoad, Shantinagar
Founded by Suresh Jayaram in the year 2003, the gallery is a non-profit art space which opens its doors to the upcoming artists to display their works without depending on a commercial space. Apart from this, the gallery also hosts a number of screenings, talks and workshops to encourage the local artists to exhibit their creations.
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4. gallery g, Lavelle Road
Founded in the year 2003 by Gitanjali Maini, with an idea that art has to be for everybody, gallery g functions as a devoted gallery for a serious art collector and buyer. With other services, such as valuation, curating and artists initiative programme, gallery g is a perfect place for those who are serious art enthusiasts.
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5. Crimson Art Gallery, Cunningham Road
Crimson art gallery, hosts a wide and comprehensive collection of modern and contemporary art. The organisation opened its first gallery in the year 1989 at Safina Plaza, which played an important role in supporting the growth of the contemporary art scene of Bangalore. The second gallery opened its doors in the year 2004 and houses paintings, mixed media works, photographs, sculptures and much more by some of the renowned artists of the country.
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6. Venkatappa Art Gallery, Kasturba Road
The Venkatappa Art Gallery is located in the premises of the Karnataka Government Museum and is home to 600 odd painting across three floors which depict the rich art and culture of the city. The art gallery is named after K. Venkatappa, who was known for his water colour paintings, which showcased a sensible realism.
The gallery exhibits the works of not only Venkatappa, but also the works of many others, which include stone sculptures, wood carvings and much more, which would keep you immersed for an entire day.