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National Gallery of Modern Art

Apart from its traditional art schools, India also has a contemporary art lineage that began in the early fifties. While pioneers like MF Hussain and FN Souza spearheaded this modern art movement, Mumbai was the cradle of these brave new aesthetes. Today, contemporary Indian art is known the world over and can be viewed at the National Gallery of Modern Art bang opposite the Prince of Wales Museum. Converted from an old public hall, the dynamic, three tiered structure houses collections from India’s best known living artists and provides a convenient overview of the country’s contemporary art scenario.National Gallery of Modern Art is an organization that comes under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture – Department of Culture, Government of India. It opened its Mumbai branch in the year 1996 and since then, it has been organizing exhibitions in the city on a regular basis.