Exploring the artistic treasures of Ahmedabad through these art galleries in town
Are you a connoisseur of artwork? Or perhaps you just like to appreciate fine piece of art for hours? If you fit the description, then you've got to hit up some of the best art galleries in Ahmedabad. If you are visiting the capital of Gujarat, then we’d love to suggest a few art galleries in town which you should consider adding to your list of places to visit in Ahmedabad.
NC Mehta Gallery
For a tourist visiting Ahmedabad, NC Mehta Art Gallery is considered to be one of the best to visit as a patron of the arts. Renowned for its exclusive collection of miniature paintings, it attracts aficionados from all over the world. Interestingly, the arrangement of the art pieces is chronological- and the earliest exhibitions here date all the way back to the Sultanate schools and the Western India Schools.
Where: Bhagtacharya Rd, Kocharab, Paldi, Ahmedabad
Archer Art Gallery
The Archer Art Gallery is considered to be slightly unconventional because it didn't start out as an art gallery. Rather, it started stems from a small-scale graphic studio back in the year 1978. Today, the goal of this art gallery is consolidated towards acquiring and facilitating exquisite, limited number serigraphs and designs by those considered to be India’s most successful and influential artists such as Anjolie Ela Menon, Manjit Bawa, Jyoti Bhatt and many more.
Where: 2nd Floor, Phoenix, Near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
DRS Arts Company
The DRS Arts Company is a relatively newer gallery, inaugurated in the year 2004. The main focus of DRS Arts Company is to collect and preserve Modern and Contemporary artworks of Indian origin. The Gallery is known to boast a wide array of paintings, serigraphs, and sculptures. For a good variety of art and expressionism, this is a good gallery to visit.
Where: F/2, Shapath-II, Opposite Rajpath Club, S G Highway, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad
Satya Art Gallery
Satya Art Gallery is known for organizing photography exhibitions and community events, with the goal of informing people about Gandhian Literature and Philosophies. The Gallery is extremely popular for its documentation of the Indo-Pak War, and for having an entire archive dedicated to just international Jazz Musicians. One of the most popular exhibits in the gallery is that of Ahmedabad’s oldest printing press, which dates back to 1922, officially making it 101 years old!
Where: Navajivan Trust, B/h Gujarat Vidypapith, Off, Ashram Rd, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
079 | Stories
079 | Stories was always intended to be a home to art and culture. The central idea around the creation of this gallery was to be able to provide a space that would be versatile in nature and form an everlasting relationship between fine arts and performing arts, such as theatre, dancing and more.
Where: Rajpath Rangoli Rd, Opposite Shashwat Bunglows, PRL Colony, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad
An artful excursion
Across these 5 Art Galleries, almost all forms of artwork are displayed and one thing is for sure, no matter which one you choose to go to, you’ll definitely find something that will pique your interest and perhaps rekindle an old flame for the expressionism that is art.