Understanding art is a unique potential of those who are blessed with the power of reading between the lines! For most of us, a piece of art may refer to the little drawings we have been making since childhood or perhaps something colorfully beautiful. But in actual sense Art is a complex idea which requires an unrestricted flow of thoughts and emotions. The further you take your thoughts, the better they will show up on the canvas. Over the recent years, art has become one of the finest mediums of expression, majorly used for social causes. What cannot be spoken, can always be weaved on the canvas!
With its growing importance, this magical arena has been commercialized so as to bridge the gap between art and its profound lovers! A number of art galleries have been set up for featuring the work of some of the greatest artists who have devoted their lives to artistry. Art is supposed to depict one’s dreams and aspirations; ironically, it is the city of dreams, Mumbai, which houses the best collection of art in its galleries! So especially for the art lovers, today I am going to write about the top five art galleries of Mumbai!
Nestled in the old Kamal Mansion in Colaba, this gallery was inaugurated in the year 2009. In a short time span, it has grown to become one of the most important galleries of the Mumbai Arts World. It is owned by Tushar Jiwarajka.
Address: 2/19, 1/F, Kamal Mahal, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba
Phone: +91 (0)22 2204 1220
2. Project 88
Sprawling across a huge area of 4000 square feet, this gallery is located in a former 19th century press. It houses a stupendous collection of art work that has attracted the entire city. Gallery owner Sree Goswami is the reason behind the big name of this gallery.
Address: BMP Building, G/F, N.A. Sawant Marg, near Colaba Fire Station, Colaba
Phone: +91 (0)22 2281 0066
This gallery is quite different from the others in the sense that it showcases photographic arts. It houses the work of some of the most celebrated photographers, both national as well as international. In fact, the National Photographic Collective of India is a part of Tasveer.
Address: ICIA House, Rampart Row, 22/26 K Dubhash Marg, Kala Ghoda
Phone: +91 22 2204 8138
4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India in the earlier times, it was opened on public demand in the year 1914. The collection of work here showcases glimpses of the Mughal Era. A domed structure in South Mumbai forms this gallery.
Address: 159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
Phone: +91 2284 4484
5. Gallery Maskara
This gallery is large enough to park an aircraft since it is based in a warehouse. Owner Abhay Maskara chose to showcase his passion in this former grain factory stationed in Colaba. Works of artists from all over the world can be found at this giant art gallery.
Address: 6/7 Third Pasta Lane, Colaba
Phone: +91 22 2202 3056