National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) will present a theme based virtual program, ARTIST BY ARTISTS which will be dedicated to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. This week’s program coincides with the maestro’s 159th birth anniversary on 7th May 2020. Many more exciting and thought-provoking themes will come in the coming days. These virtual programs and exhibitions will give the opportunity to art lovers, artists, art connoisseurs, students, teachers, etc. to see the rarely presented artworks from their homes.
NGMA is closed temporarily due to COVID-19 and the Gallery is using the occasion to present virtual program “NGMA KE SANGRAH SE”. This virtual program showcases the rarely seen or maybe unseen jewels from its repository. This program is based on various weekly/daily themes from NGMA’s prestigious collections.
Shri Adwaita Charan Garnayak, DG, NGMA states, “The closure of Museum galleries due to COVID-19 Lockdown did not dampen our spirits and couldn’t disconnect us with our audiences. Rather, this has presented us a new opportunity to get connected in an exciting way with a wider world audience through web and social media supported by the internet. All endeavours are being received really well by the community and we are hoping to serve the same way in the coming future.”
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi had earlier presented various virtual exhibitions such as Jamini Roy and Raja Ravi Verma etc. and has also shared permanent collections virtually to commemorate International Days such as International Women’s Day, International Dance Day and International Workers Day. These exhibitions are available on NGMA’s website and social media platforms.