Looking at aesthetically pleasing art is known to make people feel better. When people look at art, there are a number of different emotions they go through with every artwork – curiosity, peace, delight, pride, excitement. Some may also feel critical or befuddled. But a feeling’s a feeling, good or bad. If you’re an art connoisseur who enjoys discovering emerging artists and admiring well established ones, you must visit the top art galleries in Mumbai.

Here are 17 art galleries in Mumbai you can visit to feel the rollercoaster of emotions:

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Colaba.
Owned By: Sangeeta Chopra.

Art Musings was founded in 1999 and was one of the first art galleries in Colaba. Some landmark exhibitions include SH Raza’s Nirantar (2016), Aarambh @ 93, (2015) and Vistaar (2012), Sakti Burman’s The Beholder’s Share (2016).
Contact: +91-22-2216 3339 / 2218 6071

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Malabar Hill.
Owned By: Mrs. Sarala.
Contact: 022 24097373

Established in 2010, Artequest Art Gallery (AAG) uses innovative and meaningful exhibitions globally to promote upcoming Indian artists. Some landmark exhibitions include Gogen Chowdhury, Thota Vaikuntam, Laxma Goud, S.H. Raza, Rini Dhumal, Jatin Das.

Timing: 10:30 am – 8 pm.
Location: Santacruz West.
Owned By: Ashish Balram Nagpal.
Contact: +91-22-26601967 / 9945

Ashish Balram Nagpal’s art gallery in Santacruz has had exhibitions by Julius Macwan, Chintan Upadhyay, Mukul Deora, Soumen Das, to name a few.

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Colaba.
Owned By: Usha Mirchandani, Ranjana Steinruecke.
Contact: +91 22 2202 3030 / 3434 / 3636

Galerie Mirchandani & Steinruecke was established in 2006 and built a young collector’s circle to discover and nurture new contemporary Indian art. They brought international artists like Leiko Ikemura, Kiki Smith, and Jonathan Meese to India for the first time

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Fort.
Owned By: Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy.
Contact: +91- 22- 22000211 / 2 / 3.

Gallery Chemould is one of the oldest commercial art galleries and was established in 1963. The first solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed artist late Bhupen Khakar was hosted by Chemould. Other landmark exhibitions include artists such as M.F. Husain, Tyeb Mehta, S.H. Raza.

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6. Jehangir Art Gallery

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Colaba.
Owned By: Sir Cowasji Jehangir.
Contact: 022 2284 3989

Jehangir Art Gallery was founded in 1952 under the urging of K. K. Hebbar and Homi Bhabha. It has four halls – the Auditorium Hall, three Exhibition Gallery, Hirji Jehangir Gallery, and Terrace Art Gallery for Photography and Visual Art.

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Nariman Point.
Owned By: Jamnalal Bajaj Seva Trust.
Contact: 91-22-2204 0464

Kamalnayan Bajaj Hall and Art Gallery was set up in 1980 in memory of Kamalnayan Bajaj, a promoter or art, culture, and literature. This place recognizes and celebrates unique expressions or imagination.

Timing: 11 am – 6 pm.
Location: Colaba.
Owned By: Government of India.
Contact: 022 – 22881969 – 70

NGMA Mumbai was opened to the public in 1996. This art gallery caters to a new generation examining paintings and sculptures while they’re made aware of the artists and art.

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Worli.
Owned By: Mr. Satish Sahney.
Contact:  2496 4676-80, 2492 0510

The Nehru Centre Art Gallery provides a platform for young talent to exhibit their creations along with other eminent artists. It was set up in November 1992. Their noteworthy exhibitions include paintings, sculptures, graphics, calligraphy, ceramics, textile-paintings, and photography.

Location: Lower Parel.
Owned By: Piramal family.
Contact: ashvin.rajagopalan@piramal.com

The Piramal Art Foundation consists of important works of art collected by the Piramal family over the years. It depicts a grand story of the history of Indian art from the early 18th century till date.

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Colaba.
Owned By: Sree Goswami.
Contact: +91 22 2281 0066

Project 88 is the daughter product of Galerie 88 in Kolkata. The gallery regularly participates in art fairs, and supports emerging and established artists in long-term relationships.

Timing: 11 am – 6:30 pm.
Location: Fort.
Owned By: Kali Pundole.
Contact: +91 22 2284 1837

Pundole Art Gallery was established as one of the earliest art galleries in India in May 1963. They host exhibitions, publications, art education to promote modern and contemporary Indian art.

Timing: 11 am – 6 pm.
Location: Colaba.
Owned By: Geetha Mehra.
Contact: +91-(0)22-6610 3424 / +91-(0)22-6690 9124 / +91-(0)22-6690 9128 / +91-9920 862 837

One of the premier galleries of India, Sakshi Gallery works closely with important Indian and international artists. They’ve also introduced emerging artists to the Indian audience.

Timing: 11 am – 6 pm.
Location: Churchgate.
Owned By: Vinita Mirchandani.
Contact: +91-22-22022873 / +91-22-22045048

Since its inception in 2002, Studio3 Art Gallery has grown with a vision to promote contemporary art in India. They carry original paintings by famous artists in forms of Oil Paintings, Watercolor Paintings, Acrylic Paintings, and Charcoal Paintings.

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Worli.
Owned By: Kalpana Shah.
Contact: +91 (22) 2491 8585 / + 91 (22) 2491 8686+

Established in January 2000, Tao Art Gallery has been an able guide in illuminating the way to art. They’re open-minded and emphasize on powerful and innovative presentations of artistic creativity to build a thought-provoking experience for their viewers.

Timing: 11 am – 7 pm.
Location: Fort.
Owned By: Vickram Sethi.
Contact: +(91)-(22) 22075257

Started in 1990, The Arts Trust aims to increase public knowledge on Indian Modern & Contemporary Art. They’ve curated over 150 exhibitions and established themselves as one of the best sources of quality works of art.

Timing: 11 am – 6 pm.
Location: Colaba.
Owned By: Shalini Sawhney.
Contact: + 91 22 2288 0195, + 91 22 2287 6211 / 5839

The Guild was established in 1997, and focuses on discovering and promoting emerging or mid-career artists. Since 2010, the gallery has been actively exhibiting international artists at its Mumbai location.

If you think we missed out on any top art gallery in Mumbai, let us know in the comment section below.

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This list is in alphabetical order. All points mentioned are based on the information available online.

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