Art has a unique feature, whether we realize it or not, but all of us are living around the different forms of art. It can be a sculpture, a painting, a photograph and so on. Apart from this delicate embroidery work on pillow cover, bed spreads, well decorated art on towels or exquisite wall paintings and many more are considered as art works. It means our life is replete with art.
Purpose of art gallery
The objective behind the art galleries is to recognise the artists talent and then promote to the public. Prima facie of art is to inspire the viewers to change their attitude and thinking or even inspire them to create their own art work. In addition art galleries attract tourists in large numbers, which in turn boost the local economy. Art lovers will eat at local restaurants, attend live shows and stay in different kinds of hotels. Several art galleries have been providing art classes to the general people, the purpose behind this is to educate people of all ages with the help of art.
Brainchild of Cowasji Jehangir
Jehangir Art Gallery is located at Kala Ghoda in Southern Mumbai. It is a prestigious venue where artists get chance to display and showcase their elegant artistic talent. Jehangir art gallery was the brainchild of Cowasji Jehangir. Founded in 1952, named after Sir Cowasji’s late son Jehangir. Chief Minister of Bombay that time B.G Kher inaugurated this phenomenal gallery.
This grand gallery is considered as the heaven for the artists and art lovers. Work of many noted artists were hosted by this gallery, had exhibited the graceful art work of M. F. Hussain and S. H. Raza. It is a place of prominence where artists have to remain in queue for some time, it may take two years before they can open their exhibits in this splendid gallery.
Jehangir Art Gallery is enormous and beautifully decorated with heart touching art. At present the esteem gallery consists of four big halls, know as Exhibition Gallery, Auditorium Hall, Terrace Art Gallery for photography and visual art and the Hirji Jehangir Gallery. It has the credit to organise almost 300 shows every year. Along with this another feature of this gallery is that artists who cannot turn up can display their work outside the gallery in their absence.
Prowess of art culture
Jehangir art gallery has been playing a vital role in reviving and promoting the Indian art and artists. Credit should be given to Durga Bajpai for constructing such a magnificent building, and considered one of the very first concrete structures in the city. It is situated in the heart of the city, just behind the famous Prince of Wales Museum, now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sangrahalaya. The inner complex is used as a gallery as well as an auditorium. In the huge complex Cafe Samovar and Natesans, which is the country’s oldest licensed antique dealer.
Open all days
Jehangir art gallery opens all seven days for the public. The entry is free, which entices people from all walks of life to go and understand the creativity of artists superb work.
Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai Timings
|Monday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Tuesday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Thursday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Friday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Saturday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Sunday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
Boon for budding artists
Jehangir art gallery is a superb platform for the young and emerging artists to get chance to meet the noted personality of art and get first hand knowledge from experts. Budding artists learn a lot here and have the access to participate in shows and exhibitions all around the year, especially the Monsoon Art Show.