It was founded as The Gallery of Contemporary Fine Art according to the decision of the Assembly of Vojvodina on 1st February in 1966. The name of the institution was changed in 1996 into The Museum of Contemporary Art since the Gallery in its professional work carried out activity that matches the scale and character of the work of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The main activity of the Museum is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit, principally works of Modern and Contemporary Art of Vojvodina. By its function and scope of action the museum represents the unique institution of this type in Vojvodina.
The museum’s fund represents the art collection of paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, works of conceptual art and new and expanded media of the second half of the20th century in Vojvodina. The fund comprises of a large number of artists’ donations from Vojvodina: the artistic couple Verbumprogram (R.Kulić, V.Mattioni), Stojan Trumić Dušan Milovanović, Mileta Vitorović Milan Kerac, Zoran Petrović, Bogomil Karlavaris, Ankica Oprešnik, Boško Petrović.
The Museum’s Library and Archives contain an extensive book fund and the professionally examined materials that are important for the artistic movements from the period in the 20th and 21st century.
Since the foundation, the Museum has not had the space for its activities, including the preparations of temporary exhibitions as well as the exposure settings of the Permanent Art of the 20th and 21st century in Vojvodina. From 1984 to 1999 for its exhibition activities the Gallery used the leased space in the Sports and Business Centre “Vojvodina” from which it was forcibly evicted in September 1999.
As of June in 2001 the museum exhibition have been realized in the premises of the former Museum of the Socialist Revolution, if there is free terms, while offices, storage rooms for art fund, library and documentation is still housed in the Municipal Court building and Geoplan (Jevrejska 21).
Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 hours
Saturday – Sunday from 10: to 14:00 hours
Closed on Mondays.