Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
4.5
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Established at the initiative of the avid art collector Kiran Nadar, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) 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 sub-continent. Located in the heart of New 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 ever-growing collection of KNMA is largely focused on significant trajectories. Its core collection highlights a magnificent generation of 20th century Indian painters from the post-Independent decades and equally engages the different art practices of the younger contemporaries. 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 lack of art promotion in the public sphere and is working towards encouraging art appreciation. . 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 gap between art and the public and fostering a museum-going culture in India. In order to activate the museum as a site for visual and intellectual dialogue, the museum aims to develop innovative programs that seek active collaborations from artists as well as the public. KNMA is a noteworthy addition to the list of private art museums that are a part of the shift occurring in the art world across the globe with increasing number of collectors bringing out their collections to the public. The 34,000 square feet museum space has housed several critically acclaimed exhibitions that have celebrated Modern and contemporary art in the country and abroad. KNMA upholds the tradition of art patronage and continues to expand that definition through its education initiatives. It also collaborates with schools, colleges, NGOS, trusts This diffusion of knowledge is achieved through regular workshops where adults and children alike get to learn about new art forms and techniques as well as benefit from their interactions with the artists who frequently head these programs. Screenings of films, stimulating curatorial programs, and curated walks form an integral part of the museum’s ever expanding itinerary.
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Venu V
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Outstanding modern art experience. Their exhibits are rotational, and this time it was the Photography of Raghu Rai. The quality and curation of the exhibit, the understated modern ambience, access services, ability to pick and choose what appeals to you it fantastic. The interactive exhibits were a work in progress - visually appealing but too much twiddling with your mobile. But i expect this will get better. Parking is slightly tedious, and the museum staff are low energy and not particularly helpful. The pamphlets they had (permanent exhibit) were not consistent with their message (rotational exhibits) .. All that said, highly recommended as one of the top 2 museum experiences across all categories in the Delhi area
Written 20 March 2024
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Madhulika L
Noida, India4,697 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) is situated on the ground floor of the South Court Mall. There are several other art galleries and stores selling art just around this, but don’t make the mistake of wandering into one of those under the impression that it’s the KNMA. The KNMA lies right at the end of the mall corridor, and there’s a stone-paved stage with the museum logo above it just outside the entrance to the KNMA.

No entry fees is charged for KNMA, but you have to enter your details at the reception counter. From there, you can go on to visit the exhibitions on display. When we visited, two exhibitions were on: one by Atul Dodiya, whose pandemic art (365 paintings in 365 days) was on display; and the other by the very talented K Ramanujam, whose work—mostly from the 1970s—was on display. The number of galleries isn’t big, so it’s easy to see all that’s on display in about an hour, or even less.

Also very interesting, both for adults as well as children, is an interactive touch-screen display of modern Indian art, just opposite the reception counter. This shows thumbnails (relatively speaking) of works by famous artists like Amrita Sher-Gil, MF Husain, Nicholas Roerich, etc. Just tap on an image, and it blows up into a full-size version in the centre of the screen. We had a great time exploring this one; even our eight-year old daughter enjoyed it a lot.
Written 1 April 2022
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Sunil
Bengaluru, India411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This place is good with good collection of art pieces and sculptures of the ancient architecture paintings with hand crafts
Written 24 December 2019
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Spincs
Brisbane, Australia195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This free museum is not easy to find on foot but well worth the effort. It houses special exhibits on the ground floor with easy access for mobility impaired. We enjoyed a 6 decade retrospective showing the evolution of one of India’s great female painters. It is closed on Mondays but open from 10.30-6.30 pm on other days and is air conditioned. The museum also organises “painterly workshops “ and craft workshops.
Written 23 March 2019
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shek2005
Mumbai, India832 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Well maintained museum, good collection of exhibits and encourages science, arts, literature.... must visit
Written 23 December 2018
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Rohit V
Delhi32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Just a breath of fresh air. Wasn't sure what to expect, but just arrived, soaked into the exhibits and didn't want to leave.

Really worth it when you're feeling a bit fed up of life in Delhi and want to elevate your thinking.
Written 7 October 2018
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ankitsaint
New Delhi, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The Museum is well maintained and has an extensive collection, considering it is a private one. The early pictures of pragati maidan, shr ram center and CSIR buildings had an impact on me ...it reflected the progressive mindset of that age and an encouragement of the arts, sciences, literature which truly takes people forward

The art collection by MF Hussain, Souza, Raza and others is also quite varied and modern. There are also audio visual pieces in the camera room which I found enthralling.

The descriptions of some of the pieces could be better though.

Overall, a pleasant and relaxing experience..highly recommended.
Written 26 July 2017
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deepanshunov6
New Delhi, India32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Simply beautiful is the word.....this place gives a sense of serenity and alternate sense of purpose in life.

I took my kids there for a workshop on art and went on to see the place...believe me i got lost in such different sense of perceptions....

They have MF Hussain's work and many other celebrity artist's work displayed and workshops going on at the same time.
Team out there is very professional and friendly....

Its a must visit for all those who wish to understand see something beyond...
Written 17 May 2017
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RICHARD C
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
If you are at Hilton or Sheraton in Delhi Sakret, find this gallery. Private but free. Contemporary work in a country which is exploding into the future. Glimpses of artists views of that recent past and future. Some of the best work I have seen in the world.
Written 18 March 2017
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lotusdiamond
Chandigarh, India1,258 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
This Private museum is tucked inside the shopping mall in Saket. Good place for art lovers. This place is often less crowded and you get enough time to appreciate curating work of art from private collections.
Written 18 November 2016
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