Matica Srpska Gallery - The most important information
Matica Srpska is the oldest cultural, literary and scientific institution of the Serbian people. The Matica Srpska Gallery is conceived as an institution in which works of art and artifacts important for the history and culture of Serbia will be stored and exhibited. During its almost two hundred years of existence, this institution has grown into a unique national museum institution. Her art fund consists of a rich collection of Serbian art from the period from the 16th to the 21st century.
History of the Matica Srpska Gallery
It was founded in Pest back in 1826 and from then until today it has been extremely important for the preservation of the Serbian people and national identity. The gallery has an impressive collection of works of art that were created in the period from the 16th century to the 21st century. Over the years, the Matica Srpska Gallery has grown into a national, museum institution of exceptional importance. In 1947, the art collection of this gallery gained the status of a special collection called the Matica Srpska Gallery, while in 1990. The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church decorated the Gallery with the Order of St. Save II degree. We think that this decoration speaks volumes about the importance of this institution.
Significance of the Matica Srpska Gallery
The greatest significance is reflected in its incredible permanent exhibition, which has become a symbol of the identity of a nation. The permanent exhibition of the Matica Srpska Gallery is designed to take observers on a journey through Serbian art for three centuries, from the painter's painting in the 18th century to the modernist schools of the 20th century. It is one of the most complex and richest galleries in Serbia and a great place to get to know the work of our most famous artists in detail. Today, its significance is most noticeable in the domain of culture, history and art.
What to see in the Matica Srpska Gallery
It consists of four individual units. The permanent exhibition "Art of the XVIII century" shows more valuable examples:
- religious compositions
- of traditional painting and baroque painting
Through the permanent exhibition "People and Events", you can see spectacular images of figures and events that shaped the history of the Serbian people of the 19th century. The exhibition "Modernisms - Continuities and Confrontations" shows the process of transformation of Serbian art from the moment of the establishment of modern painting to its thematic and formal destruction. The final part of the exhibition is the segment "Large format images - testimonies of epochs". This part of the exhibition presents works of art of the 19th and 20th centuries, which in a special way represent painters, the most popular religious performances and historical events, the most famous personalities and the most successful artistic achievements.
Opening hours and ticket price
Tickets can be purchased at the gallery store. On Mondays, the gallery is closed for visits, while on Tuesdays and Thursdays the gallery is open for all visits from 10 am to 8 pm. On Fridays, the working hours are a bit different, so you can visit it between 10am and 10pm. Over the weekend, the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- regular ticket - 200 dinars
- students and pensioners - 100 dinars
- Family ticket - 300 dinars
- on Fridays, free admission is free for all individual visits
- Tuesdays are free for parents with babies
- children up to 18 years of age also have free entrance