Formerly the Manikyavelu Mansion and once property of the Mysore royal family, the Indian government opened this modern museum showcasing the trajectory of Indian art in 2009.
Visitors can view works by Raja Ravi Verma, Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Sher-gil, Jamini Roy, Gagendranath Tagaore, and M.F. Hussain. There are various paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints ranging from the 18th century to current artistic trends in the museum’s permanent collection. Collectively the artworks show the development of modernism in Indian art. There are also national and international exhibitions on display.
The museum sits on 3.5 acres with fountains and palm trees throughout the grounds. Facilities include an open air theater, reference library, and an auditorium. The gallery also holds film screenings.
The gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and is closed on Mondays and national holidays. Admission is 150 Indian Rupees for foreigners. It is located on Palace Road between the Anjaneya temple and Petrol Bunk. The closest metro station is MG Road.