Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade)
|Museum of Contemporary Art
Музеј савремене уметности
Muzej savremene umetnosti
|Type||contemporary art museum|
Museum of Contemporary Art (Serbian: Музеј савремене уметности/Muzej savremene umetnosti) in Belgrade is the art institution which collects and displays work produced since in 1900 in Serbia and former Yugoslavia. The museum also organizes international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. It was founded in 1958 as the Museum of Modern Art. Building is masterpiece of Ivan Antić, one of the former Yugoslavia's best post-war architects. The permanent exhibition numbers more than 35,000 works of art.
The museum has several departments:
- Department of Art Collections and Exhibitions
- Department of Art Collections (including graphics and prints)
- The most famous graphic and painting works are of Andy Warhol, Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies, Max Ernst, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Vasarely, Robert Rauschenberg, Hans Hartung, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Josef Albers, David Hockney, Albert Gleizes, ...
- There are 752 sculptures by Ivan Meštrović, Antun Augustinčić, Toma Rosandić, ...
- Centre for Visual Culture
- Studio for Conservation and Restoration
- Department of Design and Multimedia
- Department of Art Documentation
- Library and catalogue library - over 4,800 books and 23,000 catalogues
- Hemeroteque - more than 350,000 press clippings
- Photo library
- Department of General Affairs
- Department of Finance
The museum also operates the Salon of the MoCAB, located in old town Belgrade. It was opened in 1961.
The museum building is located near confluence of Sava river into Danube, in Ušće park of Novi Beograd municipality. It was designed by Ivan Antić and Ivanka Raspopović in 1960. The building was constructed between 1960 and 1965.
Museum is currently undergoing an €8 million renovation.
See also