From famous artists like Toulouse-Lautrec and Milena Pavlović Barili, to unforgettable Woodstock festival and timeless love stories, the 16th Museum Night will keep visitors wide awake on May 18th all over Serbia.
4 pm to midnight, fans of the favorite museum adventure in Serbia will have the
opportunity for a sneak peek of the museum collections, to discover new stories
in their favorite galleries and to open the door of many other buildings
highlighting this years team – The Freedom. On the trail of a continuous
artistic struggle for free spaces, this Museum Night will remind us how
precious freedom is.
the Museum Night in Belgrade some of over 60 locations will be open for the
audience only for this occasion. One of the most exclusive tours is The
Untold stories tour that is traditionally organized in cooperation
with national sponsor Viasat History channel. On this tour,
visitors will have the chance to feel the atmosphere of freedom characteristic
to hippie era and famous Woodstock festival, to find out more about Belgrade
from the period of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, to question everything they know
about unique cultural monuments such as old bars, or to enjoy in the free
spirit of the Belgrade nightlife in the ‘80s. By playing with superstition,
tradition, beauty, and vanity, visitors will explore the magnificent world of
mirrors at Ethnographic Museum or they will review artistic
freedom at the stage of Bitef Theatre. The Faculty of Music will
host a bit different journey behind the scenes.
National Musem in Šabac prepared for Museum Night the
unusual exhibition How We Loved, which tells seven love stories
from the past and one from the future related to intriguing items from museum
collections. From stories about marital love of Old Romans to specific stories
about Šabac, like the one about the painter Stevan Čalić and his wife, the main
focus of this exhibition is on various aspects and forms of partnership love.
Kostić Cultural Centre in Sombor in cooperation with the
Central European Cultural Centre will have at the Museum Night the premiere
opening of the exhibition dedicated to the French impressionist Henri de
Toulouse-Lautrec. 25 lithographies and original fashion magazine covers will
give a better perspective and opportunity to visitors to find out more about
one of the most important postimpressionists, besides Gauguin, Van Gogh, and
Hadrian to humble Sofia exhibition in the National
Museum in Veliko Gradište explores from the coin minted on the banks
of The Danube during the Roman Empire to the mysterious postcard that traveled
more than a hundred years ago from Belgrade to Veliko Gradište. The stories
that share these two unusual objects are depicted in a unique way by our famous
strip maker Aleksa Gajić. He will present at the Museum Night an unusual strip
box for rewinding the entire two millenniums between Hadrian and Sofia.
exhibition that will mark the Museum Night in Kruševac is Murals
that are gone and it questions the artistic and civil freedom. The Artist
Association Blue and Gold will try to revive the memory of the Reading Paradise
mural, which was painted last summer on High School wall in Kruševac by its
talented students. Murals of our famous writers Kiš, Crnjanski, and Dis, were
unexpectedly painted over soon after they had been finished. Citizens of
Kruševac want to remind others of this noble action, and also, of the struggle
for the freedom of artistic expression.
Krstur will, especially for the Museum Night, open the
extraordinary castle from 1913, which was built by mistake in this small
village in Vojvodina. At first, it was an elementary school, and now it is the
head office of the National Council of Rusyns, so the audience has the
opportunity to meet their culture, folk costumes and extraordinary food.
of the Museum of Health Culture in Niš can see how the
patients were treated in the 19th and 20th century, while the Museum Night
opens the house of our famous actor Borislav Mihailović Mihiz in Irig. Milena
Pavlović Barili Gallery in Požarevac prepared the exhibition Milena’s
vision of royal court that displays twelve caricatures made by the
artist while she was living in the royal court of her cousin, King Aleksandar
History channel is the proud national sponsor of the Museum
Night, ten years in a raw. The channel is owned by international media company
Viasat World that has over 100 million subscribers, produces and distributes
the best quality entertainment program on more than twenty documentary, film,
and sports channels, in over 50 countries all over the world. Beside Viasat
History, the company is best known in the region for TV channels Epic Drama, TV
1000, Viasat Explore and Viasat Nature.
friendships should be nurtured, so MTS Company is the special friend/traditional sponsor of
Museum Night for 14 years. Also, the Coca-Cola Company and Grafix printing
house generously support the event as sponsors.
information is available on 16th Museum Night website nocmuzeja.rs,
and social networks Facebook and Instagram.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.