After reaching the Mumbai station, we planned to travel to Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai as per our schedule and hired a private cab, which took us to our destiny. The gallery is located in the Kala Ghoda region of south Mumbai and it has a very authentic entrance. We entered the gallery in the afternoon as it would be closed by 7 pm; therefore it was our first choice to visit it.
The art gallery itself imparted its artistic history and the era of art in the early age of history. The moment we arrived at the gallery, it spread a welcoming gesture in the air. As per the information written on the royal wall of the gallery, it was established and inaugurated on the 21st of January in 1952 by the formal chief minister of Maharashtra, Mr. B.G. Kher. The art gallery consisted of three exhibition halls, two galleries named as Hirji Jehangir Gallery and Terrace Art Gallery respectively with an auditorium hall connected to it. The phenomenal paintings of the renowned artists were simply mind-blowing and highly appreciable. Splendid paintings of the famous celebrity artists such as Ganesh Jadhav, Rabaaka Nikam, Burhan Nagarwala, Bina Om Rajput, et al were displayed with their own entities and identifications.
The halls have all the modern amenities and suitable equipment for the exhibitions. The Terrace gallery was meant for photography displays and visual arts. The gallery also sponsors an annual Monsoon Art Show to reveal the phenomenal paintings and artworks of the artists with proven merit. The gallery had organized many art courses to appreciate the artworks of the uplifting artists to inspire them. But due to shortage of space the unraveling artists had to wait for a long time to get a place to exhibit their paintings. The displays were changed every week to capture different artworks. They disclosed the depth of the thoughts and imagination of the artists. The journey to the art world in the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai came to an end with the beginning of another journey towards an island near Mumbai Harbor, which is famous for its cave temples and historical sculptures.
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!