- 08 Jun 2020
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The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi will organise online NAIMISHA 2020- Summer Art Program from 8th June 2020 to 3rd July 2020, to reach its audiences during the Covid-19 outbreak.
- NAIMISHA 2020:
- It is an initiative to provide a chance to participants and art enthusiasts to create and learn from practising artists.
- The programme includes online workshops sessions on painting, sculpture, printmaking and indrajaal (an interdisciplinary creative workshop).
- The exhibition of selected artworks from the program will be displayed on So’ham, the cultural media platform of NGMA.
- It is the first cultural media platform of India, under the banner of NGMA.
- The platform aims to develop a dialogue between NGMA, artists and art enthusiasts.
- It is inspired by the Vedic philosophy of So’ham, which stands for one's identity and its connection to the universe.
National Gallery of Modern Art
- NGMA was established in 1954, at the Jaipur House, New Delhi.
- It is run and administered as a subordinate office to the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
- The NGMA has two branches, one at Mumbai and the other at Bengaluru.
- One of its objectives is to acquire and preserve works of modern art from the 1850s onward.