Тhe Gallery of Matica Srpska and the Museum of Yugoslavia on the joint project “Collection of Paintings of Jovanka Broz”

The Gallery of Matica Srpska and the Museum of Yugoslavia signed a protocol about cooperation to realize the exhibition “Collection of Paintings of Jovanka Broz”, which will be presented to the public for the first time in May 2022, in the Gallery of Matica Srpska in Novi Sad, within the European Capital of Culture. The work on this project is a continuation of almost a decade of cooperation between these two museum institutions, which jointly realized the exhibition and publication Poussin and a five-pointed star – A collection of paintings by comrade president in 2012, as well as the Art and the Power, Landscapes from the collection of Josip Broz Tito in 2014.

Photo by Nikola IsakovićPhoto by Nikola Isaković

Paintings and objects from the house where Jovanka Broz had lived arrived to the Museum of Yugoslavia after her death. The paintings were then preserved and restored in the Conservation Department of the Gallery of Matica Srpska during 2019 and 2020. In the year when Novi Sad is the European Capital of Culture, the exhibition will be realized presenting the listed works and individual objects that speak about the intimate world of the first lady of Yugoslavia, Jovanka Broz, her artistic taste, but also about the reflection of time and historical circumstances in the works of fine art that she had chosen as part of her living space.

Photo by Nikola Isaković

The protocol on cooperation was signed by the manager of the Gallery of Matica Srpska, Tijana Palkovljević Bugarski, PhD, and the director of the Museum of Yugoslavia, Neda Knezević, MA. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog in Serbian and English language, with texts by Ana Panić, senior curator of the Museum of Yugoslavia, and Nikola Ivanović, curator of the Gallery of Matica Srpska.

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