its traditional art schools, India also has a
contemporary art lineage that began in the early fifties.
While pioneers like MF Hussain and FN Souza spearheaded
this modern art movement, Mumbai was the cradle of these
brave new aesthetes. Today, contemporary Indian art is
known the world over and can be viewed at the National
Gallery of Modern Art bang opposite the Prince of Wales
Museum. Converted from an old public hall, the dynamic,
three tiered structure houses collections from India's
best known living artists and provides a convenient
overview of the country's contemporary art scenario.