Amidst this entire hullabaloo, the exhibits in the museum stood out for their beauty and their historical and aesthetic value. Walking through the museum is an interesting experience as one is surrounded by objects of great value but one does not feel crowded as the building is constructed in an architecturally sound manner.
The different pieces that are present in the museum include sculptures made by contemporary artists in stone that grace the lawns of the museum. While these are in themselves pleasing to the eye and unsettling to the senses in some ways as a result of the daring ideas behind the innovation that characterizes them, what lies inside the museum is much more interesting as it showcases the different aspects of Indian culture. Paintings of various kinds and schools are housed in the museum’s gallery. Here one can find Madhubani and Mughal art alongside the work of a modern maestro like Amrita Shergill. The importance of this mix lies in the fact that it reflects the way Indian society operates at this point of time- it is a mix between the traditional and the modern and there are often clashes between the two that do not allow co-existence. The paintings seem to send a message of harmony to the people who visit this gallery. What catches one’s eye the most in the museum, however, is a statue of the Buddha, sculpted according to the Gandhara School’s principles. The statue reveals the Buddha in a pose of nirvana and the viewer is able to find the rich detailing of the features