|Delhi has one of the most prestigious art galleries—The National Gallery of Modern Art, an institution by itself. In 1976, The Lalit Kala Academy, with the help of Delhi Development Authority, set up studios known as Garhi, the artists’ haven. Inspired by the city of art in Paris, where artists, are provided with studios and lodgings, Garhi was built on these lines. Only qualified professional artists can work here. Their work is evaluated and those with talent and great promise are taken in. The artists are given a free rein to explore and discover their creativity. It is situated in the center of South Delhi and is cut off from busy city life, providing an opportunity to the artists to pursue their interest in a tranquil atmosphere.
At Anandgram in Qutab–Mehrauli is the Sanskriti Kendra, a serene sprawling sanctuary for artists, craftsperson, as well as visitors. It is set amidst eight acres of land dotted with two thousand trees. It was conceptualized as a place where creative minds could pursue and interact with others on an area of study of their choice with an aim that from such an interaction would emerge a new sensibility that in turn would enrich and strengthen the bond of our shared culture. Here craftsperson’s live in mud huts reminiscent of their village homes, while scholars are provided complete studio, workshop, library, and residential facilities. The Kendra has an art gallery for exhibition of work of artists, an auditorium, and an open-air amphitheatre.
Other important art galleries in Delhi include the AIFACS Gallery, Azad Bhawan Gallery, Art Heritage, Delhi Art Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art, Art Today, Center for Contemporary Art, Dhoomimal Art Center, Triveni Kala Sangam, Wadhera Art Gallery and many more.