National Gallery of Modern Art is in the premises of the Manikyavelu Mansion at Palace Road in Bangalore. The gallery is spread over an area of 3.5 acres, in the gracious heritage building.
The architecture of the additional block was designed in such a fashion that it merges with the style and ambience of the heritage Manikyavelu Mansion while at the same time fulfilling the requirements of a modern museum.
The collection of NGMA mainly comprises of paintings, sculptures, graphic prints and examples of early photography in India which showcased the historical development of modern art in India. The display includes Indian miniatures, colonial artists, artists from Bengal School and post-modern art of today.
The museum also hosts international exhibitions frequently besides programme for children, graffiti contests, film screening on art etc.,