The Best Art Galleries in Bangalore, India

M F Husain is one of the most well-known Indian artists | © Yanko Tihov
M F Husain is one of the most well-known Indian artists | © Yanko Tihov
From open air installations to traditional gallery displays, Bangalore is at the forefront of the dynamic art scene in India. Enthusiasts looking for contemporary art have plenty to indulge their creative senses in India’s Silicon Valley. We have shortlisted the 10 best art galleries in Bangalore you must visit.

Venkatappa Art Gallery

Museum, Art Gallery, Memorial
Government Museum
Government Museum | © Bikash Das/Flickr
To pay tribute to K. Venkatappa, one of the most well-known and highly regarded artists in India, the Karnataka government founded an art gallery that showcases his sculptures and paintings. Founded in the 1960s, the art space exhibits contemporary art work by several other prolific artists too. Situated in the Cubbon Park area, the gorgeous red building looks picturesque with a lotus pond in the front yard.
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National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore

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NGMA Bangalore
NGMA Bangalore | © Rameshng/Wikimedia Commons
A mansion believed to have been built in 1915 was turned into the National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore by the Department of Culture in India. The gallery has works by some of the most famous artists in India, like Amrita Sher-Gill and Jamini Roy. Within the 3.5 acres area there are green lawns and open art displays, making this one of the most beautiful art galleries in India.
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Karntaka Chitrakala Parishath

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Chitrakala Parishath
Chitrakala Parishath | © Hari Prasad Nadig/Flickr
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is the grandfather of art galleries in Bangalore and one of the best educational institutions for emerging artists. The art complex was founded in the 1960s as a space for art display, museums and art education. There are 13 museum galleries inside the campus with permanent modern, contemporary and folk art. Temporary exhibitions are usually hosted in the five others galleries inside the complex.
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Crimson Art Gallery

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Crimson Art Gallery in Bangalore focuses on abstract art, landscape paintings as well as post-modern and ethnic art. The art space also has paintings for sale for interested buyers. Apart from their transient art exhibits, Crimson’s permanent art collection boasts of modern artworks by M.F. Husain and portraitures by Vijay Achrekar among many others.
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Gallery SKE

Gallery SKE is one of the latest arrivals among art galleries in Bangalore. Founded in 2003 the gallery not only exhibits contemporary art but also hosts outreach programmes for children and interactive sessions with artists.

2,Berlie Street, Langford Town, Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru 560025, 080 2223 8312

Mahua - The Art Gallery

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Mahua -The Art Gallery is one of the best places in Bangalore to view works by young and upcoming artists in India. The art gallery was founded by Meena Jaipuria who belongs to a family of art collectors. Coinciding with her interest in contemporary art, the gallery also exhibits some of the most prolific Indian contemporary artists.
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