Must see galleries in Belgrade
From Yugoslav contemporary art in Dedinje and internationally acclaimed artists in the city centre to new media art and design in Savamala, Belgrade is a home to diverse contemporary art galleries. The art scene is small but existing, works of Belgrade-based but also foreign artists are displayed in these galleries. Some of them are public institutions as MOCAB (Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade) and KCB (Cultural Centre Belgrade), while others are independent. This is our selection of 10 must-visit galleries and art spaces in Belgrade.
The Gallery was opened for public in December 1990, and is situated at 2 Rodoljuba Čolakovića street, a building bequeathed by Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković to the city of Belgrade, which, in turn, conferred its management to MOCAB. The location itself is beautiful, building stands in lovely Belgrade suburb called Dedinje surrounded by nature and greenery not far from Museum of Yugoslav History. In the framework of the Legacy there is a collection of 92 works by the most renowned Yugoslav artists, and also a collection of antique furniture, oriental carpets, glassware and porcelain, which complements the overall interior setting.
In 2010, the Gallery underwent adaptation and was turned into stunning architectural piece and multi-purpose space designed to host various events and activities. This space operates as a micro-museum dedicated to the realization of diverse programmes from the field of modern and contemporary art, design, architecture, and film. Gallery displayed Yugoslav conceptual artists, Avant-Garde from Dada to Surrealism, Civil Modernism and Popular culture, Sculptures, Graphics and many more.
Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković
Rodoljuba Čolakovića 2, Belgrade
phone: +381 11 3676 093
Working hours: from 10:00 to 18:00, except Tuesdays
Admission is free of charge
SALON OF MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Salon stand is situated in the Belgrade downtown and represents an integral part of MOCAB. The Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade was inaugurated in the Spring of 1961 at 14 Pariska St. under the name of Modern Gallery. It started off four years before the Museum of Contemporary Art at Ušće was opened. It was the first gallery in Belgrade with permanent exhibition and clearly defined concepts. The Salon’s exhibition practice was at all times centred on younger artists and the latest tendencies in the art-world, as well as on presenting the work of prominent foreign artists. Almost all major visual artists from former Yugoslavia had the opportunity to show their work to the Belgrade audience in a solo exhibition. The concept behind the Salon of the MoCAB still revolves around presenting the most up-to-date currents in visual arts, most of all through solo exhibitions of contemporary artists, national and foreign, but also through organised presentations, panel discussions and lectures. Besides, the Salon is opened for theme-centred exhibitions authored by curators concerned with contemporary tendencies who are given the opportunity to have their projects realized. Thus, the Salon maintains its role of most prestigious exhibiting space in Belgrade and presents prominent names, such as: Vesna Pavlović, Ljubomir Šimunić, Andreja Kulunčić, Mikrob, etc.
Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art
14 Pariska St., Belgrade
phone: +381 11 2630 940
Working hours: from 12:00 to 20:00, except Tuesdays
Admission is free of charge
KCB is prominent cultural institution supported by the city of Belgrade. Exhibitions, panel discussions, lectures, concerts, numerous music and film festivals take place at this spot; books are published and authentic design with a touch of Belgrade are promoted here as well… In its galleries, but also all around the city, the Cultural Centre of Belgrade organizes the most relevant international visual arts exhibition – The October Salon.
Fine Art Gallery, Knez Mihailova 6
The Cultural Centre Belgrade offers varied exhibition and publishing programme, and is also the organiser of the October Salon, the biggest inetrnational art manifestation in Serbia.The Cultural Centre art programme offers an insight into contemporary art scene through regular curated exhibitions of local and international artists.
Artget Gallery, Trg Republike 5/ 1st floor
The Artget Gallery is the only gallery in Belgrade specialising in photography. Its exhibitions vary from classical to conceptual.
Tuesday – Sunday 12:00 – 20:00 Mondays closed
Address: Knez Mihailova 6
tel. + 381 (0)11 2621 469
fax. + 381 (0)11 2623 853
Remont is independent art gallery, located in the downtown of the city, in 7 Maršala Birjuzova street. An unmissable place on the city’s cultural map that exhibits current art productions and serves as a meeting point for artists, art professionals, cultural workers and the public. Here you can get all the latest information about the local arts scene, as well as helpful advice and tips for finding your way in the Serbian capital.
REMONT – Independent Artistic Association
Address: Maršala Birjuzova 7
Monday – Friday 12:00 – 19:00
+ 381 11 32 23 406, + 381 11 33 44 171
MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS
Museum of Applied Arts is one of the most visited museums in Belgrade. It is situated in 18 Vuka Karadzića street, popular Moritz Ise ice cream shop is just around the corner. The Museum hosts a collection of national and international applied art. The exhibiting activity includes thematic presentations and curatorial projects which reflect current events in the area of applied art (from posters to furniture), significant events such as the Architecture Salon and collective presentations of the upcoming designers. The museum also contains a sales space.
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 19:00 Sundays and Mondays closed
Entrance: 200 RSD
U10 ART SPACE
U10 is independent art space formed on the initiative of Serbian artist Nemanja Nikolić and represents one of the most popular art galleries among younger generations. This gallery hosts young contemporary artists from local and regional scene. Making a link to the necessity of self-organization in the local context, art space U10 was formed on the initiative of artist Nemanja Nikolić, within which the works of the following authors will be presented and affirmed, at its first exhibition titled10+1. They are Lidija Delić, Nikola Grozdanović, Nina Ivanović, Isidora Krstić, Sava Knežević, Iva Kuzmanović, Ivan Marković, Branko Milanović, Nemanja Nikolić, Petar Sibinović and Marija Šević, who are all found in the period of just graduating from their art studies.
Address: Kosovke Devojke 4
Tue – Sat: 13:00 – 21:00
G12 HUB has an unique and innovative profile in the artistic field of Serbia. Since the very beginning they focused on bringing into attention cutting edge trends on the border of art, new technologies and science. G12HUB has, as a primary goal, to educate various audience about new forms of art, acting as trend setters of a very niche artistic filed in Serbia. Still through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, competitions and creative collaboration seminars, G12HUB is not just presenting cutting edge productions and co-productions in the field of new media, but tries also to address through them the issues and concerns of our time.It is important to point out that it is the only gallery in Belgrade and Serbia with this particular orientation.
During the interviews conducted we found out that the gallery has already collaborated with a series of important institutions and organizations on the local level such as Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Cultural Centre Belgrade (KCB), Mikser Festival, Museum of Yugoslav History, 3BGD, NKSS Network – Independent Cultural Scene of Serbia, Kiosk – Platform for Contemporary Art, Auropolis – Association of Multimedia Artists, Resonate Festival 2014. When it comes to media, the gallery has a successful collaboration with NOFM Web Radio which already organized a series of live streaming from the gallery, helping them to promote the experimental music programs.
G12 HUB operates from the one historic building which is state property owned by the Ministry of Military Service, in the heart of Savamala neighborhood, 59 Karadjordjeva Street. Artists who ehxibited in G12 Hub: Simonida Rajčević, Bogomir Doringer, Dzoni Racković, Elena Katz, etc….
Address: Karadjordjeva 59
Opening times: Mon-Sat 12-20 h
The centre of independent cultural scene Magacin is a multimedia space in which various NGOs and artistic groups are located. It is located in Kraljevica Marka street, in “Creative District” Savamala. Magacin organises exhbitions, debates, film projections and other cultural and art programmes focusing on the contemporary independent art scene.
Address: Kraljevića Marka 4
Monday – Sunday 12:00 –20:00
List of all galleries
The National Museum is the most significant, the oldest and central Serbian museum. After over a hundred and sixty years of growth and development, from collecting rarities to comprehensive presentation of cultural heritage of Serbia and Europe, it has 34 archeological, numismatic, artistic and historical collections today.
Residence of Princess Ljubica
The Residence of Princess Ljubica was erected by order of Miloš Obrenović in 1831. By its architectural composition and arrangement, the palace belongs to the Balkan style, with some western Baroque elements.
The House of Flowers
The House of Flowers and its accompanying museums dedicated to the memory of Josip Broz Tito offer visitors a glimpse into both the life and times of the man and his conflicted legacy.
The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace was the home of King Alexander I and King Peter II. Today The Royal Palace is the home of Crown Prince Alexander and his family.
The Old Palace
The Old Palace, the Royal Palace of the Obrenović dynasty of Serbia, presently housing the City Assembly of Belgrade, was built between 1882 and 1884.
Military Museum is situated on the Belgrade Fortress, in the oldest part of Belgrade. With its well known exterior, Museum is one of the fortress’ symbols.
Nikola Tesla Museum
Nikola Tesla Museum
Nikola Tesla Museum is a unique institution of science and culture in Serbia and in the world. It is the only museum in the world which preserves the original and personal inheritance of Nikola Tesla.
Museum of Applied Arts
The Museum of Applied Art was founded in 1950. It belongs to the category of specialized museums. The main activity of The Museum of Applied Art is systematic collecting, protecting, studying, exhibiting and publishing works of applied art.
Museum of African Art
Situated in one of the most beautiful residential areas of Belgrade, the Museum of African Art is the only museum in the country dedicated entirely to the culture and arts of the African continent.
Residence of Prince Miloš
After having built the residence for his wife and children in the town of Belgrade, Knez Miloš Obrenović raised this lodging for himself in Topčider, in 1831-1834.
List of Museums In Belgrade, Serbia
Museum of African Art (Andre Nikolića 14)
Zepter Museum (Knez Mihailova 42) (www.zeptermuseum.rs)
Cultural and historical museums
Historical Museum of Serbia (Nemanjina 24)
Museum of Yugoslav History (Botićeva 6)
Historical Museum of Genocide dedicated to the Serbian people (Trg Nikole Pašića 11)
Jewish Historical Museum (Kralja Petra) I 71/1 
Konak Kneza Miloša (Rakovički put 2)
Museum of Belgrade Fortress (Kalemegdan)
Museum of Pedagogy (Uzun Mirkova 14)
Museum of the “Banjica” Concentration Camp (Veljka Lukića Kurjaka 3)
Museum of Vuk and Dositej, (Gospodar Jevremova 21)
Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive (Kosovska 11)
Zemun Home Museum (Glavna 9)
Memorial museums and commemorative collections
Legacy of Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković (Rodoljuba Čolakovića 2)
Legacy of Paja Jovanović and Collection of Petar Popović (Kralja Milana 21/IV)
Manak’s House (Gavrila Principa 5)
Memorial Gallery of Petar Dobrović (Kralja Petra I 36/IV)
Memorial Museum of Ivo Andrić (Andrićev venac 8/I)
Memorial Museum of Jovan Cvijić (Jelene Ćetković 5)
Memorial Museum of Nadežda and Rastko Petrović (Ljube Stojanovića 25)
Museum of Archibald Reiss (Bulevar vojvode Mišića 73)
Museum of FK “Crvena Zvezda” (Ljutice Bogdana 1a)
Museum of Physical Education (Blagoja Parovića 156)
Museum of Toma Rosandić (Vasilija Gaceše 3)
Tito Museum – House of Flowers, including his tomb
Technical and natural-history museums
Museum of Automobiles (Majke Jevrosime 30)
Museum of Natural History (Njegoševa 51; Mali Kalemegdan 1)
PTT Museum (Palmoticeva 2)
Railway Museum (Nemanjina 6)