IT DID OPEN! It’s still hard to believe it. Even when it became official that it would open on the 20th of October (on its birthday) I had my doubts.
But then it happened, and it was so fulfilling. Being finally able to get inside the building that I never set foot in before and see so many things that were hidden in its basements. And the best part? It’s open for 7 days 24/7 for the first seven days and regular hours afterwards.
It was founded in 1958 as the Museum of Modern Art and it was the first Contemporary Art museum in this part of Europe. It’s a beautiful angular, glass-and-steel modernist building on the banks of the Sava River. The works by Picasso, Matisse and Van Gogh and other local artists are just some that MOCAB has in its collection.
But one of the best pieces this museum has to offer is the building that it calls its home. You should take a walk by the Sava river, take a left turn and just observe it for a couple of moments.
The current exhibition is ‘Sequences.’ Art of Yugoslavia and Serbia from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, and it’s gonna be on display (in some form) for the next 6 months.
Tip: If you are a student the ticket would be only 150 dinars and each Wednesday it’s free entrance for everyone!