The National Gallery of Modern Art, the only institution of its kind in India, is administered by the Government of India. Located very close to India Gate, it has some of the best works of modern Indian art. Some of the oldest works preserved here date back to 1850s. The Gallery organizes exhibitions, lectures, seminars and conferences to encourage advanced studies and research in the field of art history and art appreciation. It also maintains galleries for permanent display. Inaugurated on March 29, 1954, National Gallery of Modern Art displays paintings, sculptures, and graphics of both Indian and international modern artists. The collection includes the works of great artists such as
Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Amrita Shergil and Raja Ravi Varma. The primary object of National Gallery of Modern Art is to guarantee and preserve excellence in fine arts.