Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina

One of the oldest institutions in the unconventional segment of the contemporary art scene

Exterior appearance of the building (2023) by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Vladimir Kokoruš 2024Museums of Serbia

The building of the Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina, built in 1929. It is protected as national treasure by the Republic Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments. In 1960, this authentic building was restored and adapted for the needs of Museum.

The interior of the museum (2023) by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Vladimir Kokoruš 2023Museums of Serbia

The interior of the museum.  MNMA (Jagodina, Serbia), is a specialized and unique institution with a special programme of museum protection of the works of naïve and marginal art by collecting, studying, exhibiting, publishing and systematizing museum documentation.  

Sculptures by Charlotte Rogers by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Charlotte RogersMuseums of Serbia

Sculptures by Charlotte Rogers, permanent setting. The artistic events have been continuously organised by Gallery of the Museum of Naïve and marginal Art since 1970 - Salons, Biennials and Triennials, as well as the Art Colonies.

Sculptures by Charlotte Rogers by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Charlotte RogersMuseums of Serbia

The primary task of the Gallery is to provide overall museum protection to naïve and marginal art, thus transmitting a real image of its essence, high artistic value and authenticity. 

Cats by Ishizava (2009) by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Akiko Ishizava (2009)Museums of Serbia

Cats by Akiko Ishizava. Еxhibition: The unconventional art of Japan. 

Permanent setting (2023) by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Vladimir Kokoruš 2023Museums of Serbia

Permanent exhibition. The Collection of MNMA is international in its character with more than 3500 works (paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphics) and about 400 artists from 1930s to the present day.

Permanent setting (2023) by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Vladimir Kokoruš 2023Museums of Serbia

The Gallery was founded in 1960 in Jagodina, firstly as Gallery of Self-Taught Artists; in 1985 it received the name Museum of Naïve Art to be renamed into Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art in 2007. Today it is called Gallery of the  Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art.

Works by Emeric Feješ and Srboljub Kojadinović by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Emeric Feješ and Srboljub KojadinovićMuseums of Serbia

Works by Emeric Feješ and Srboljub Kojadinović, permanent setting. Gallery has been systematically working on protection of the works of naïve art, primarily Serbian and Yugoslav, to which international works were added in 1994.

Works by Emeric Feješ and Srboljub Kojadinović by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Emeric Feješ and Srboljub KojadinovićMuseums of Serbia

Since its foundation, Gallery has organized more than 700 exhibitions. Within its rich international cooperation, Gallery has organized numerous representative exhibitions.

The works of Ilija Bašičević-Bosilj by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Ilija Bašičević-BosiljMuseums of Serbia

The works of Ilija Bašičević-Bosilj, permanent setting. In addition to accompanying elements of exhibiting activities such as bilingual catalogues and other advertising materials, the publishing activity of MNMA includes other publications: monographs, graphic maps, calendars etc.

Works by Dušan Jevtić and Janko Brašić by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Dušan Jevtić and Janko BrašićMuseums of Serbia

In addition to representative permanent display, including the most significant works from the collection of MNMA, the exhibiting activity of the Gallery includes numerous exhibitions. 

Housewives of the modern moment, Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina, Vladimir Kokoruš 2024, 2023, From the collection of: Museums of Serbia
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Housewives of the modern moment, Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina, Vladimir Kokoruš 2027, 2023, From the collection of: Museums of Serbia
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Housewives of the modern moment, Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina, Vladimir Kokoruš 2025, 2023, From the collection of: Museums of Serbia
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Housewives of the modern moment, Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina, Vladimir Kokoruš 2026, 2023, From the collection of: Museums of Serbia
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Housewives of the modern moment, Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina, Vladimir Kokoruš 2023, 2023, From the collection of: Museums of Serbia
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Exhibition: Impractical women - housewives of the modern moment

60 years with you  - virtual visit on the occasion of the Day of the Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art. The represented works are part of the rich international collection that Gallery inherits. Author: Goran Milosavljević. 

Annex space by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Bogosav Živković i Dragutin AleksićMuseums of Serbia

Annex space, permanent exhibition of sculptures. Beginnings of establishment of collection of MNMA are related to the segment of collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures done by Serbian self-taught painters in the period between two world wars and  after the World War II. 

Permanent setting (2023) by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Vladimir Kokoruš 2029Museums of Serbia

Sculptures, permanent exhibition. The first valuable artworks were acquired by donation and purchase from the authors themselves, the contemporaries at the time – Janko Brašić, Milosav Jovanović, Jan Knjazovic, Emerik Feješ, Bogosav Živković and a few artists from Jagodina.

Permanent setting (2023) by Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina and Vladimir Kokoruš 2028Museums of Serbia

The art collection was shown to the audience for the first time in 1960, entitled Self-Taught Serbian Peasant Painters at Gallery of Central Military Club in Belgrade, and soon at the international exhibitions. 

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Building facade. Today, besides Serbian authors who are most numerous, the collection includes the authors from Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Cyprus, Cuba, Hungary, Macedonia, Malta, Germany, etc. 

Art Pavilion "Cvijeta Zuzorić" in Belgrade 2019

Opening of the exhibition of the Second Triennial of Self-Taught Visionary Art at the Art Pavilion "Cvijeta Zuzorić" in Belgrade. 

For the exhibition of the Second Triennial, 172 works by 69 artists from 20 countries were selected: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Great Britain, Denmark, Israel, Iran, Japan, Cuba, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, USA, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Finland, France, Chile and Switzerland. Author: Milutin Labudović.

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Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia 
Gallery of the Museum of Naive and Marginal Art 
Author of the photos: Slobodan Štetić
Authors of the films:  Goran Milosavljević and Milutin Labudović

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