Jehangir Art Gallery
The Jehangir Art Gallery is an art gallery in Mumbai (India). It was founded by Sir Cowasji Jehangir at the urging of K. K. Hebbar and Homi Bhabha. It was built in 1952. Managed by the Committee of Management, the entire cost of this mansion was donated by Cowasji Jehangir.This gallery is situated at Kala Ghoda, behind the Prince of Wales Museum, in South Mumbai near the Gateway of India, and has four exhibition halls. The gallery was designed by G.M.Bhuta for G.M. Bhuta & Associates.
The gallery was inaugurated on 21 January 1952, by then Chief Minister of Bombay State, B. G. Kher and dedicated it to the memory of Sir Cowasji's late son, Jehangir.A mammoth institution in itself, its history is linked with the renaissance of Indian art. The complex also has the popular cafe of Samovar, which is reminiscent of the 1970s socialist culture. It also houses Natesans, the country's oldest licensed antique dealers.These galery was made by Mohit in 1850.
Jehangir Art Gallery, 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Type of Place
- Senior Citizen
- Chhatrapati shivaji international airport
- Churchgate railway station
Timings- 11:00 am to 7:00pm
Entry fee- no entry fee
GOOD FoR- photo fanatics,experience seekers
~The building has been designed by Durga Bajpai and is one of the early concrete structures in the city.
~The gallery has been turned inwards due to a combined function of an auditorium and an art gallery.
~ Although the concept of an introvert art gallery could be questioned today, the Jehangir is an example of an early modernist notion of the inward looking art galleries in the city. Moreover, the function of the auditorium left no scope for the gallery to be open to the street. The play with concrete can be easily seen with a large wavy cantilevered entrance which embraces the street.
#Exhibitions at Jehangir Art Gallery
*The gallery consists of a total of four halls with all the possible facilities to showcase various mediums of visual art.
-Terrace Art Gallery for photography
-Hirji Jehangir Gallery
Things to Buy
- ~Linking Road, Bandr
Situated: Right opposite R.D. National College
Best for: Accessories, clothes, shoes for both men and women.
~Colaba Causeway, Colaba
Situated: Close to Fort area and Cuffe Parade
Best for: Books, jewelry, handicraft and cloths.
~Lamington Road, Grant Road
Situated: Near Grant Road railway station.
Best for: Electronics, gadgets, mobile phones, laptopns etc.
~Fashion Street, MG Road
Situated: Near Azad Maidan
Best for: High street fashion trends in cheap prices.
Situated: North of Shivaji Terminus and near J.J. flyover.
Best for: Wholesale home utility products, exotic fruits
~Hill Road, Bandra
Situated near: Elco Restaurant
Best for: Hardware, wood work, wholesale general stores and cloth shops
Things to Eat
~The Irish house-european,American
~The Boston butts-burger,cafe,america
Things to enjoy
- NEARBY ATTRACTIONS================
~national gallery of modern art
~Prince of Wales museum
~gateway of India
~Shree siddhi vinayak temple
~Haji ali dargah