11 best art galleries in Mumbai

Nature Morte, a Delhi institution and one of India’s leading galleries for contemporary art, opened its Mumbai gallery in early 2024. The high-ceilinged space in a historic art deco building was inaugurated with a Subodh Gupta exhibition, followed by a solo exhibition by Italian artist Lorenzo Vitturi. The current exhibition ‘Parallel Cities II’ (until July 6) is a group exhibition by Stefano Arienti, Mayank Austen Soofi, Dayanita Singh, and others that draws inspiration from Calvino’s visionary narrative. “Each artist featured in this exhibition offers a unique perspective, weaving together diverse mediums and conceptual frameworks to invite viewers into a kaleidoscopic exploration of the human condition,” says co-director Aparajita Jain.
Getting there: Dhanraj Mahal, Block A, 3rd Floor, Apollo Bunder, Colaba
Timings: Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm

Sakshi Gallery
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Sakshi Gallery – Interiors

Established in 1986, Sakshi Gallery is one of the country’s premier galleries, having showcased landmark exhibitions of Indian art all over the world. It is known for its strong repertoire of Indian and international artists as well as for introducing and supporting emerging Indian artists. One of the recent notable exhibitions was a mid-career retrospective of Rekha Rodwittiya who is known for her allegorical and metaphorical narrative paintings. “It was truly exciting to rediscover works from her college days, the scale of her paintings as well as the varied mediums that she had worked in,” says gallery director Geetha Mehra.
Getting there: 3rd Pasta Lane, Colaba
Timings: Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm

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Tarq Facade © Prachi Joshi

After nine years at its iconic Colaba space, TARQ moved to a gorgeous red brick building in Fort in 2023. In this larger space, the gallery continues to encourage engagement and collective growth of young contemporary artists, collectors, critics, and art enthusiasts. “Our programming and events that include workshops, walkthroughs, discussions, screenings, poetry reading, and much more, are thoughtfully structured to bring a wider audience to step into the gallery and engage with the works on display,” says gallery director Hena Kapadia. An upcoming exhibition will celebrate its 10-year milestone with works by 14 artists that reflect TARQ’s dedication to fostering creative partnerships and pushing boundaries in contemporary art.
Getting there: KK (Navsari) Chambers, Ground Floor, 39 AK Nayak Marg, Fort
Timings: Tue-Sat, 11am-6.30pm

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