The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad is an open, efficient and highly professional institution with the mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and promote the artistic heritage of the contemporary art and culture in Vojvodina and the region.
Founded on February 1st 1966 as the Gallery of Contemporary Art, the institution changes its status in 1996 and becomes the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, as the Gallery has always had all the attributes of a museum, both in extent and character. The institution acquires its current name, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina on 24th March 2004.
The Museum’s fund contains artistic collections of paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, works of conceptual art and new and expanded media of the second half of 20th century in Vojvodina. The fund comprises 2500 artworks, a large number of which are artists’ donations – from Milan Kerc, Mileta Vitorović, Stojan Tumić, Dušan Milovanović, Zoran Petrović, Bogomil Karlavaris, Ankica Oprešnik, Bosko Perović and others. Artworks of world-famous artists such as Victor Vasarely, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Rafael Soto and Jim Cave compose the Museum’s Foreign Art Collection.
The Museum's Library and Archives contain an extensive book fund and concentration of research material on artistic movements in the 20th and 21st century.
The Museum’s main tasks and objectives include conceptualization and presentation of contemporary art scene in Vojvodina, Serbia, ex-Yugoslavia and Europe, which corresponds to international art movements of the 20th and 21st century and indicates the complexity of Vojvodina cultural identities. The Museum devotes special attention to the multicultural model of society and culture in Vojvodina, using it as a base for building relations with other cultures – Hungarian, Slovakian, Romanian, Ruthenian, and German.The Museum builds the art collection dedicated to the artworks produced during the 20th and 21st century in Vojvodina and Serbia and presents the essential correspondence between the art of Vojvodina, Serbia, ex-Yugoslavia, Central Europe and international art scene. It is dedicated to protecting the artistic heritage of Vojvodina in accordance with the global standards for the preservation and protection of museum collections and holdings. At the same time the Museum is building archive with materials and documentation concerning contemporary art history and conducts historical and theoretical studies of contemporary art in Vojvodina, Serbia, ex-Yugoslavia and further, and publishes capital editions of the art monographs. In the methodological sense, the Museum produces historical exhibitions in parallel with themed exhibitions. It is continuously creating influential centre open for exhibitions, information and creativity, competent to participate in local, regional and international art exchange and cooperation. The Museum is open to different forms of institutional and professional cooperation with related institutions in the region and throughout Europe. Also, one of the most important things is realization of activities related to education and promotion of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art, as well as further education of Art Academy students, experts and professionals in the field of contemporary art.
Office: Jevrejska 21, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Gallery: Dunavska 37, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Phone (office): +381 21 661 38 97;
+381 21 661 35 26
Fax: +381 21 661 14 63
Phone (gallery): +381-21- 526 634
Tue – Fri: 9 – 19h
Sat – Sun: 9 – 14h
Closed on Mondays