Comprehension: Read the given passage and answer the following questions.

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

The birth of the Kiran Nadar museum started with the idea of making art more accessible to a larger public idea which had sparked and nestled in the mind of the avid art collector and philanthropist, Kiran Nadar soon became her obsession. The inspiration to establish India’s first private museum which exhibited modern and contemporary art came to her from institutions like Guggenheim, MoMA, and the Whitney, all of which had begun as private museums.

At the heart of this mission was a strong desire to have an exclusive avenue that could provide the artists with a platform to display their works on Indian art and culture and connect them with an active, erudite, and appreciative audience. Such innovative exhibitions of some great works could connect the public with contemporary artists both nationally and internationally. Kiran also wanted to conduct workshops involving schools and college students in art appreciation, discourses, symposiums, and public programs. The museum sponsored by the Shiv Nadar Foundation started out as a gallery created in the premises of HCL Technologies in Noida which opened its doors to the public in January 2010 with an exhibition titled Open Doors. The exhibition comprised extraordinary works and collections of Kiran Nadar which she had been collecting for over two decades signifying an important moment in the history of 20th-century art.

After a year, the exhibition venue was moved into South Court Mall and was inaugurated under Title Time unfolded. The works of 50 artists were displayed. The decision to hold the exhibition in a space in a shopping mall served Kiran’s larger aim, that of bringing visibility to modern and contemporary art from India and the subcontinent. This arrangement made it easier and more convenient for the average moviegoers to visit and see the works. Such conscious steps made by the museum spearheaded by RoobinaKarode, the Director and Chief Curator of the museum since its inception speak much about Kirandeep’s desire and aspiration of bridging the gap between art and the general public. Kiran has done a monumental work by creating a museum that goes on to assert the significance of an avenue as a space for ‘dialogue and sustained interaction’. ( adapted )

Based on your reading of the passage, answer the questions below by choosing the best option.

After reading the article we can say that Kiran Nadar:

  1. is a dedicated curator
  2. is an art critic
  3. is a selfless promoter of art
  4. is an ambitious artist

After reading this article we can conclude that Kiran Nadar is a selfless promoter of art. Let’s refer to the second line of the first paragraph of the passage. Kiran Nadar, an enthusiastic art collector and philanthropist, had an idea that initially intrigued her but quickly became her passion.

From the foregoing, it is clear that Kiran is an unselfish supporter of the arts. Therefore, choice 3 is the best one. A philanthropist is someone who makes large financial contributions to worthy projects in an effort to advance the welfare of others.


We may conclude from reading the story that Kiran Nadar is a selfless supporter of the arts.

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