Back in 1998, the National Gallery of Modern Art, India, invited Masanori Fukuoka to exhibit highlights from the Glenbarra Collection in New Delhi and Mumbai. The show, Image beyond Image, further travelled to Kolkata and Bengaluru. This landmark exhibition marked the first time a major international collection of Modern and Contemporary Indian art was displayed in India. The collection that started out with a fairly wide range of artists and its success in travelling exhibits, became the inspiration to rebuild the museum. The design and construction lasted two and a half years reflecting the Collector’s own evolution and journey and the new space was ready to open its doors in the year 2000.