Nehru Centre has exhibition halls for the exhibitors, two large exhibition halls on the ground floor and three halls on the second floor of the Discovery of India building. Several national and the international exhibitions are held here. Some prestigious exhibitions like Chemtech, PC Computers, B.P.L. Showroom; etc are organised regularly. The exhibition halls are well lit and air-conditioned.
The Nehru Centre Art Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of young talent and provides a platform for them to exhibit their work along with that of eminent artists. The Gallery has featured a wide range of well-known painters and sculptors to students of art colleges. There have been several noteworthy exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, graphics, calligraphy, ceramics, textile-paintings and photography.
The Gallery was opened by Dr. H.N. Sethna, the then General Secretary of Nehru Centre, with an exhibition of eminent painters and sculptors - M.F. Husain, K.K. Hebbar, Prabhakar Barwe, Akbar Padamsee, Altar, Navjot and Kishor Thakur. After an extremely successful initial five years, the Art Gallery expanded its size and activities.
At present the space available is in two parts. One is air-conditioned and approximately 2300 sq. ft. giving 150 running feet, expandable by using dividing panels. The Circular Gallery with 125 running feet for displaying paintings. Both are situated on the ground floor of the Discovery of India Building of Nehru Centre.
Apart from exhibitions, several art-related activities are organized.
Located in an idyllic environment at the prestigious Nehru Centre in Worli, which is the centre of Mumbai, the Art Gallery derives several advantages from being a part of the Nehru Centre complex.
Surrounded by several facilities like the Auditorium, Planetarium, five huge Exhibition Halls, the Discovery of India Exhibition, exclusively designed Lecture and Seminar Halls, two restaurants and several renowned leading company offices attract people from various walks of life, who naturally gravitate towards the Gallery.
Impossible to miss, the Art Gallery is situated on the ground floor of the Discovery of India Building with an attractive frontage in full glass is first in view of all those who enter this complex. The huge public pulled in on a regular basis, from school children to out of town visitors for The Discovery of India, a permanent exhibition, also gravitate towards the Art Gallery as also those who visit the Nehru Centre's Library which has a large collection of books on History, Geography, Science, Politics, Astronomy, Culture and Art. It is little wonder that Art Gallery accounts for an impressive daily attendance.
It is little wonder that Art Gallery accounts for an impressive daily attendance.