Jehangir Art Gallery
Jehangir Art Gallery is located at Kalaghoda in Southern Mumbai and is one of the most prestigious venues for artists to display and showcase their work. The formation of the gallery was funded by Cowasji Jehangir and it has served its artful pursuits ever since it was established in 1952. Named after Sir Cowasji’s late son Jehangir, the gallery has hosted the works of famous artists such as M. F. Hussain and S. H. Raza. A haven for art lovers, this destination is well known for its splendid art exhibits. Such is the prestige of this art venue that artists have to wait for as long as two years before they can open their exhibits here.
The premises of Jehangir Art Gallery were earlier an enormous mansion. At present, the gallery consists of a total of four halls with all the possible facilities to showcase various mediums of visual art, namely Exhibition Gallery, Auditorium Hall, Terrace Art Gallery for photography and visual art and the Hirji Jehangir Gallery. The esteemed gallery hosts as many as 300 shows per annum. An interesting phenomenon here is that artists who cannot make it to the gallery, display their work right outside the gallery, on the pavement.