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Once seen as a financial and industrial hub, New Delhi has witnessed a boom in new galleries in recent years, as well as in art events, fairs and exhibitions – all of which have sparked a global interest in the Indian art market. As the art scene continues to blossom, here are some of the leading contemporary galleries in New Delhi.
Founded in 1936 by Shri Ram Chand Jain, the Dhoomimal Gallery is considered the oldest contemporary art gallery in New Delhi. As well a collection of work by well-known artists, such as Shri Jamini Roy, Laxman Pai and P.N. Choyal, the gallery promotes emerging talents through scholarships and exhibitions. More recently, Dhoomimal opened the Dhoomimal Art Centre – a 170sqm (1,800sqft) space at Connaught Circus, comprising several exhibition halls, the Ravi Jain Centre for International Arts, a sculpture court, cultural centre and a private museum.