Art in Delhi
Collected by Allison Sodha, AFAR Local Expert
The art scene in Delhi includes a diverse mix of abstract, historical, contemporary, and traditional spaces. From edible art to pottery exhibitions, Delhi continues to expand its artistic range and become an epicenter of cultural expression in India. Gardens, museums, and galleries host a variety of exhibits that preserve the talents and treasures of artists and artifacts.
Western Marg, Near Saket Metro Station, Said-ul-Ajaib Village, Freedom Fighter Colony, Saiyad ul Ajaib, Sainik Farm, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
Stimulate your senses at a 20-acre space designed to reconnect humanity with nature. The Garden of Five Senses offers modern art sculptures, herb gardens, bamboo courts, pools of water lilies, and a solar energy park. Smell the almost 200...
Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Dilli Haat is an open-air market with 62 stalls that features both permanent and transitional vendors, allowing original items to be introduced regularly. The space, designed to resemble a traditional village market, was created to showcase...
Janpath Rd, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India
What began as an exhibit of Indian art in London in 1947 grew to become this New Delhi museum, now one of the largest in India. The pieces in the permanent collection (which stretches to some 200,000 items) span the globe—don’t miss...
New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Indians have contributed many things to human civilization, but one of my favorites is food sculpture. This edible marvel was in a tent in New Delhi during Durga Puja, the Hindu festival that celebrates the goddess Durga’s victory over the...
120, Institutional Area, Prem Puri, Sector 32, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India
Stop at Art Alive for a unique souvenir. A steady stream of new artists displays and sells art here, so there's a great chance you will find something you adore. New Delhi houses a second location, so if you're there, check that one out, too.
C-11 Block C, Qutab Institutional Area, Block C, Adchini, New Delhi, Delhi 110016, India
A collection of three museums comprise the Sanskriti: the Museum of Everyday Art, the Museum of Indian Terracotta, and the Museum of Indian Textiles. There are also childrens’ workshops, guided tours, craft demonstrations, lectures, and seminars...
3, Lsc, Sector-c, 6, & 7, Vasant Kunj, Vasant Kunj, Pocket 7, Sector C, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070, India
Epicentre at Apparel House boasts an auditorium, art gallery, multi-cuisine restaurant, amphitheater, and several conference rooms. It's the perfect blend of culture, cuisine, and convention! A massive exhibition hall is often the scene of...
Shershah Road Near India Gate Jaipur House, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) showcases modern and contemporary pieces from the 1850s to the present. Because it is a less frequented spot on the tourist circuit, it almost feels like a private gallery. NGMA was formally inaugurated in...
Pragati Maidan Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
One of the largest craft museums in India, the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum displays tribal and rural art and artifacts. With over 35,000 pieces ranging from textiles to clay, the space is a welcoming community of artisans and art...
Block-4a, Qutab Enclave, Dlf Corporate Park Phase III, Mehrauli, Jacobpura, Sector 12, Gurugram, Haryana 122022, India
Each year, during the first two weeks of February, Indian craftsmen gather in Surajkund, a little town just outside of Haryana, to participate in the Crafts Mela. Artists, painters, weavers, and sculptors come to sell their goods, and many perform...
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