LOCATION : Jan Marg, Sector 10 C, Chandigarh, 160011
TIMINGS : 10 : 00 A.M. TO 04 : 40 P.M. (TUESDAY TO SUNDAY )
ENTRY FEE : Rs 10 / head , Rs 5 extra for the Camera and Free for Senior Citizens
The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh is part of the series of three museums of Unlimited Growth designed by Le Corbusier, the other two being Sanskar Kendra, Ahmedabad and Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. It houses the collection of sculptures, miniature paintings, modern and contemporary art, textiles, decorative art, coins, manuscripts and pottery. The museum has also been declared a Grade-I heritage building by the Chandigarh Administration. It serves as a unique cultural and historical resource for the region and beyond. Being a leading museum of the region with an extremely significant collection of Gandhara sculptures, Pahari miniature painting and contemporary Indian art, it sees visitation by tourists, artists, scholars and students. Its surrounding ensembles to study its architectural and aesthetic values. Its majestic proportions, supported on gigantic pilotis give it a floating effect and the building represents the ‘arrival of modern’ in India. The pivoted entrance metal paneled door, built in and fixed furniture and display systems, exposed concrete sculptures gargoyles are symbolic of the prevailing style of Chandigarh’s architecture
“The gallery is in an interesting building. The history of the development of Chandigarh is described really well and was fascinating.Gave a real insight into post independence/partition politics, sociology and town planning. Thoroughly enjoyed and worth a visit. “
“This place is great and it is a combination of 3 museums that are architecture, science, arts.
In architecture all the plans used in this city have been presented. In science ,fossils of great dinosaur have been showcased and finally in Arts Section we can get great collection of painting”