The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Bengaluru is housed in a heritage building in the Vasanthnagar area of Bangalore. The Building is called 'Manikyavelu Mansion' belonged to the Wadiyar's, erstwhile rulers of the Mysore State which was sold to a mining entrepreneur Manikyavelu Mudaliar in 1939. It is said to be the biggest residential building after the Raj Bhavan building in the city, though perhaps today that may be contested. The permanent collection at the NGMA houses works that help to trace the trajectory of Indian art from the 18th century to current trends in the 21st century. This walk is meant to showcase the special building as well as the collection of over 500 works on display.
Meeting Point: Outside the Gift Shop of the NGMA building
Meeting Time: 10: 45 am
Duration: 11 am to 1 pm
About walk leader: Sumitra Sunder- She is an independent researcher and curator working on a doctorate in contemporary art practice from Manipal University. Her PhD project locates the past 40 years of curating and resistance in art practice in South India, focusing on collectives in Bangalore, Karnataka and the Students’ Biennale at Kochi, Kerala. Sumitra also co-curated the Neralu festival in Bangalore in 2014, dedicated to the trees of Bangalore and a reflection on the ecology of the city. She has been co-developing plays for local theatre collectives and also works as a researcher and consultant for Sahapedia and other art and culture organizations in India.
Walk led by: Sumitra Sunder
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Entry fee: Rs. 20 (Indians) and Rs. 500 (Foreigners)
Museum walk link: https://www.sahapedia.org/exploring-modern-art-ngma-bangalore