About National Art Gallery

The National Art Gallery is located on Pantheon Road in Egmore. It is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The gallery was initially known as Victoria Memorial Hall. Built of sandstone in the year 1907 by T. Namberumal Chetty, the gallery showcases medieval handicrafts, sculptures, metal ware and paintings that belong to various schools of art. The National Art Gallery consists of four different sections, which are Tanjore Painting Gallery, Decorative Art Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Ravi Varma Painting Gallery. The miniature paintings from the Mughal era, handicrafts from 11th and 12th centuries and Rajput paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries are also on display.

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Timings 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Visit Duration: 30 Minutes

Address: Inside Govt Museum, Pantheon Street, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008, India


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