Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

The Gallery of Matica Srpska is one of the richest art museums in Serbia. Founded in 1847 in Pest (former part of Budapest, Hungary) under the auspices of the Matica Srpska, the oldest cultural, literary and scientific institution of Serbian people, the Gallery collects, preserves, studies, exhibits and interprets artworks of Serbian cultural heritage. Today, located in the center of Novi Sad, it has a permanent display of paintings, graphics and drawings from the 18th to the 20th century that illustrate the birth and development of Serbian art of The New Age, indicating the position of national culture in European context.

Besides the permanent collection, the Gallery organizes the temporary exhibits based on its own fund: exhibitions dealing with the phenomena related to the national art from the 16th to the 21st century, exhibitions of donors’ collections and exhibitions in collaboration with other museums and cultural institutions in the country and abroad. As for the relation with the public, apart from the popular interpretation of the permanent collection, the Gallery organizes lectures, book presentations, concerts, films and similar events. Moreover, as a part of its numerous publishing activities, the Gallery edits exhibition catalogs and monographs in the field of a specified period of the national art, as well as publications on wider museum issues. The Gallery of Matica Srpska actively participates in larger projects dealing with heritage protection and continuously promotes results and achievements of the organization of conferences and workshops. A special segment of the Gallery’s activities is devoted to educational programs and creative workshops for children, which gives an interesting and appropriate approach to the Serbian national art and cultural heritage. Most of these activities take place in the Children's Room, an area specially equipped for the youngest population. Within the Creative Europe project HearMe. Bringing Youth and Museums together, the Gallery designed special workshops for teenagers using innovative methodologies. From 2017, as a 170th anniversary of the museum, the Gallery opened free entrance to students of University of Novi Sad.

The Gallery offers its visitors to enjoy Serbian art through guided tours in Serbian and English, to take part in accompanying programs of exhibitions, educational programs for children and youth, and to experience art by a special augmented reality application.