Established at the initiative of the avid collector Kiran Nadar, KNMA (The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art) opened its doors to the public in January 2010, as the first private museum of Art exhibiting Modern and Contemporary works from India and the subcontinent. Located in the heart of Delhi, India’s capital city, KNMA as a non-commercial, not-for-profit organization intends to exemplify the dynamic relationship between art and culture through its exhibitions, publications, educational and public programs.
The growing permanent Collection of KNMA is largely focused on significant trajectories of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art. Its core Collection highlights a magnificent generation of 20th century Indian painters from the post-Independent decades and equally engages the disparate art practice of the younger contemporaries. The Collection will be eventually housed permanently in a landmark building that will make art viewing a stimulating and memorable visual experience.
In Kiran Nadar’s words,” Though the idea of opening a private art museum occurred with the intention of sharing my art collection with the larger public, I was also acutely aware of the existing dearth of institutional spaces that could bring visibility to modern and contemporary art from India and the subcontinent”.
Sponsored by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, KNMA is plugging the social need of promoting art and instilling its deep appreciation amongst individuals, through the museum and its other educational initiatives.
KNMA aspires to become a place for confluence, through its curatorial initiative and exhibitions, school and college workshops, art appreciation discourses, symposiums and public programs. It is focused on bridging the disconnect between art and the public and enhancing museum-going culture in India. In order to activate the museum as a site for visual and intellectual dialogue we are developing innovative programming and seeking active collaborations.
Timing: 10.30 A.M – 6.30 P.M (Monday closed)
Address: KNMA, 145, DLF South Court Mall, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Call: 011-4916 0000
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