Over the next few minutes we will be breaking down everything we know about art in Belgrade in full detail and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Belgrade art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
We don’t have any other posts on Serbia on our site but we do have plenty about Europe.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Belgrade
If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Belgrade you can go to:
- Museum Of Paja Jovanović at 21 Kralja Milana
- Collection Of Icons Sekulić at 5 Uzun Mirkova St
- Belgrade City Museum at 1 Zmaj Jovina St
- Museum Of Applied Art at Vuka Karadzica 18
- Project O3ONE at Gavrila Principa 16
- Museum Of Contemporary Art Belgrade at Ušće 10
- Zepter Museum at Knez Mihailova 42
- Remont Gallery at Maršala Birjuzova 7
- Association Of Fine Artists Of Serbia at 1 Mali Kalemegdan
- Studentski Kulturni Centar at Kralja Milana 48
- Serbian Academy Of Sciences And Arts at 35 Kneza Mihaila St
- Belgrade National Museum at Trg Republike 1a
- Gallery of Frescoes at Car Uroša 20
One of the more popular exhibits at The Belgrade City Museum which is open from 8:30am to 4:3opm Monday through Friday is The Residence of Princess Ljubica. On Fridays at 5pm and Saturdays at 11am they even have a unique monodrama called A Coffee with Princess Ljubica and on Sundays at 2pm they invite everyone to be a guest at the celebration of Serbian Slava.
At The Museum of Applied Art they have many different educational programs for everyone including wall painting workshops, wood conservation, and ornaments on royal clothes. They also host the Children’s Applied Art Salon each October which is highly recommended and you can check it all out from 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Saturday.
You can probably find the most relevant collection of Yugoslav art in the world at The Museum of Contemporary Art which is open from 10am to 6pm every day but Tuesday when they are closed. The Salon of the museum was actually the first museum in Belgrade with permanent exhibitions and you may also want to check out their numerous educational programs, talks, and lectures plus they accept conservations and restorations.
The Zepter Museum was the first registered private museum in Serbia and it was opened in 2010 by Mrs. Zepter. The museums collection comprises of artworks made in Serbia from the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the new millennium but don’t go on Monday because they will be closed.
The Remont Gallery is open from noon to 6pm Monday through Friday and until 5pm on Saturday and is geared towards presenting the latest works from young and mid generation artists. Throughout the year they usually hold about a dozen exhibitions that last a few weeks while also putting on lots of unique workshops, discussions, lectures, and other activities.
The Belgrade National Museum is open every day but Monday and has been in operation for nearly 170 years making it the oldest museum institution in Serbia and today their massive collection spans from the Paleolithic Period to modern 20th Century art. Taking one of their thematic tours which start at 6pm every Thursday would not be a bad idea by any means.
Materials & Supplies Near You
These art stores in your area should have all of the materials and supplies you desire:
- Marić at Kraljice Natalije 3
- Rasko at Kraljice Natalije 23a
- Ars at Kraljice Natalije 17a
- Art Product at Pariska 16
- Papir Color at Golsvordijeva 13-21
- Cartissima at Alekse Nenadovica 15
Maric was founded all the way back during the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the late 1930’s and today they produce their own brushes and sell all kinds of paint and decorative goods. They also have daily sales and you never know what will be discounted next.
Art Product sells to both retail and wholesale customers and you can also try out their great digital printing or canvas photography printing services.
For a great place to buy special papers and other unique art supplies near you head to Cartissima.
Shows & Events
Some of the best art shows and events held in Serbia are:
- Resonate Festival in April
- Belgrade Summer Festival (BELEF) in July
- Joy of Europe in October
- October Salon
The Belgrade Youth Center is home to Resonate which takes place every year at the end of April when you can check out all the latest trends in Serbian art, music, and other digital cultures.
At The Belgrade Summer Festival there will be live music, film screenings, and a variety of visual arts in all media. The event takes place annually in July and August at various locations around town.
For another fun event where children from all around Europe come to check out the city and the festival don’t miss Joy of Europe where there will be all kinds of musical acts, theater, paintings, and other arts done by the kids.
The biggest international exhibition of contemporary art in Serbia might just be October Salon which coincides with Belgrade Liberation Day and you can expect to see some great new creations by local Serbian artists in fine arts and applied art and design.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
To find a new unique piece for your collection or to figure out the true value of something visit art dealers and appraisers in your area like:
- Binom Aukcijska Kuća at Tadeuša Košćuška 32
- Galerija slika i antikvarnica D&B at Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 140
- Art For All Gallery at Kralja Petra 4
- Mad’l Art at Kralja Petra 32
Binom Aukcijska Kuca is a great place for Serbian art lovers to take place in silent or interactive auctions that usually have rather affordable starting prices.
At Galerija slika i antikvarnica D&B you can potentially buy artworks by local or international creators and in addition to paintings they also have a lot of antiques and jewelry available. If you need custom framing or conservation restoration of paintings they can also help you out.
Emerging and more established artists display their latest works in paintings, sculptures, and graphics at Art for All Gallery who specializes in consultations for individuals and corporations.
Mad’l Art is a great local auction house that was founded by Mrs. Zepter from the Zepter Museum back in 2001 and is located nearby.
Art walking tours can be a lot of fun when the weather is nice:
- Belgrade Art & Culture Tours at Skenderbegova 20
- Street Art Walks Belgrade at Francuska 3
- Street Up Tours at Trg Republike
Taking a tour with Belgrade Art & Culture will bring you through Kalemegdan Park, the Fortress, Knez Mihailova Street, and other great places to visit and they do private tours for a minimum of 10 people.
Belgrade’s Street Art Walks generally last about 3 hours as you stroll around the city center and this tour of local street art, graffiti, and murals goes down every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Street Up Tours also focuses on street art in your area and you can even meet some of the local artists during the tour who will fill you in on the why and how of their latest creations and from time to time there are even street art workshops.
Sculptures & Statues
You might also want to take some photos of these statues and sculptures:
- Nikola Pašić Monument at Nikola Pasic Square
- Monument to Vojvoda Vuk at Topličin venac
- Prince Mihailo Monument at Trg Republike
- Monument Borislav Pekic at Cvetni trg
Zoran Ivanovic sculpted the Nikola Pašic Monument in the late 90’s and today you can find it in the center of Nikola Pasic Square.
Vojvoda Vuk was created by one of the greatest Serbian sculptors Djordje Jovanovic in the 1930’s and today it sits in Toplicin Venac Park.
You can head over to Republic Square to find The Prince Mihailo Monument, Enrico Pazzi and Konstantin Jovanovic teamed up to create this masterpiece in the late 1800’s.
The monument of famous Serbian writer Borislav Pekic can be found across the street from the Yugoslav Drama Theater where it has been since 2016.
Belgrade Art Classes
You might be interested in private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults but either way the best art schools in Belgrade would be:
- Faculty of Fine Arts at Pariska 16
- Ateljea at Vojvode Blažete 43
- Beo Art House at Internacionalnih brigada 74
- Pero Art Centar at Andre Nikolića 29
- Šumatovačka Centar za Likovno Obrazovanje at Šumatovačka 122
At Ateljea there are classes for drawing, painting, art history, and sculpture available plus your first class is always free and they also have more advanced oil painting classes.
Adults and children at all levels can take the classes at Beo Art House whose instructors focus on painting, sculpting, scale models, fabric and glass painting, calligraphy, and much more.
Beo Art House offers the first lesson for free plus they do private lessons and team building activities.
There are day and night classes at Pero Art Centar for kids and adults of all skill levels including classes in iconography, visual arts, applied arts, and special children’s courses and kids get their first class for free.
Studios For Rent Near You
You can try to rent art studio space at:
When you need art framing in Belgrade head to:
- Fabris Art at Milentija Popovića 23
- Beostaklo at Jurija Gagarina 166 A
- Gento at Bežanijska 9
- Marić at Takovska 49
Glass cutting and custom framing are some of the specialties at Beostaklo who also can transfer photos to canvas, make blind frames, and do mirror framing while providing deliveries and installations.
At Gento expect to find a large selection of picture frames, mirrors, and clocks. Their custom framing is very reasonably priced and can be one on paintings, graphics, photos, posters, tapestries and embroideries.
You will find a wide selection of moldings at Maric plus they have all kinds of easels, painting canvases, laminates, blind frames and furniture fronts. If you need custom framing or digital printing they are also a good choice.
Galerija slika i antikvarnica D&B from our dealer list also does custom framing.
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Have Fun Enjoying The Belgrade Art Scene
We just tried to cover the full art scene near you to the best of our abilities. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.
If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the local art scene yourself. Feel free to share your own tips, or to let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.
Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies, or doing anything that has to do with art in Belgrade!