Exhibits & Sightseeing: Erwin Wurm

May 2022.

Exhibits & Sightseeing: Erwin Wurm

Our group met on May 16th at the Museum of Contemporary Art for a guided tour about the works of famous Austrian artist, Erwin Wurm. Our extremely well-informed guid told us a bit about the history of the building - the first to be built solely for the purpose of being a museum in Belgrade - and then took us on a journey through the artworks displayed beginning with the fifth floor. We started with the “drinking sculptures” where we drank his art ...

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Exhibits & Sightseeing: National Assembly

May 2022.

Exhibits & Sightseeing: National Assembly

Sitting on a wide-open square just next to the city center, The National Assembly serves as the seat of the country's political activity and is considered one of the icons of Belgrade. Completed in 1938, this Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque building took 30 years to reach its final form due to the two Balkan Wars, World War I, and the Great Depression of 1929. The IWC went for a visit on May 10th to the interior of the building, saw frescoes from ...

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Exhibits & Sightseeing: Palace of Serbia

April 2022.

Exhibits & Sightseeing: Palace of Serbia

The magnificent Yugoslavia stopped existing over two decades ago. However, you can still find a great number of symbols of what it used to be in its former capital. One of the most significant ones is without a doubt this palace. The building is located in New Belgrade, an urban municipality which started developing in the 1950s. This was one of the first objects ever built there. In 2013, along with all the art inside it, the Palace got on the list of ...

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Exhibits & Sightseeing: Great Women of Serbia

March 2022.

Exhibits & Sightseeing: Great Women of Serbia

The ladies of IWC visited the beautiful Jevrem Grujić house to visit the exhibition "Great Women of Serbia" celebrating the life and achievements of 18 famous Serbian women. These women who lived, created and strived in times when women's rights were not recognized as they are today were nurses, decorated soldiers, painters, writers, business women and social justice activists. They went on to leave their mark upon history and influenced the ...

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Exhibits & Sightseeing: SANU Gallery - Collection "Like a mirror"

March 2022.

Exhibits & Sightseeing: SANU Gallery - Collection "Like a mirror"

In one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in Belgrade, the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts we visited the exhibition of ’Collection as a Mirror - Modernism in the Artworks from the Gallery of Matica Srpska’ on March 2nd. The exhibition displays 86 artworks - 75 paintings, 7 sculptures and 4 graphic prints - and illustrates not only the modernisms of the first half of the 20 th century, ...

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Exhibits & Sightseeing: Sonja Lundin

February 2022.

Exhibits & Sightseeing: Sonja Lundin

The IWC members visited the exhibition of Sonja Lundin (the daughter of our ex-president Milica Lundin) on February 17th at Galerija 73. She provided a guided tour of her work and explained the roots of her inspiration to our members. Here is an excerpt from her concept: “ ...Sediment is the debris that culminates from entropy, later to be transported and spread out through various points of the ecosystem. It appears at the bottom of waterbeds and ...

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Museums Section - Exhibition of Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics in the Balkan Countries

November 2021.

Museums Section - Exhibition of Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics in the Balkan Countries

On November 18th, a group of IWC members were privileged to attend a specially arranged private tour of the Exhibition of Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics in the Balkan Countries. The event was hosted by the Bulgarian Embassy and Radosveta Doykova, spouse of the Bulgarian Ambassador to Serbia. The highlight of the visit was certainly the indomitable passion of the exhibition curator and author, Professor ...

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Museums Section - Arte Gallery

November 2021.

Museums Section - Arte Gallery

On November 9th, IWC members were treated to a visit to Arte Gallery. Members viewed the private art collection of the Marijanovic family. A detailed history of each painting, and the personal relationship of the Marijanovic family with the artist, was described in a most beautiful manner by the owner and collector Jelena Marijanovic. We would like to thank our member Alexandra Grais for arranging this special viewing.

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Museum & Sightseeing Group - Jovanka Broz

November 2021.

Museum & Sightseeing Group - Jovanka Broz

On November 2nd, a group of IWC members visited the exhibition called “Jovanka Broz in color”. As it was explained to us by our guide, the fashion designer Igor Todorović, the name for the exhibition was chosen mostly because in the 50’s and the 60’s the Yugoslav citizens could see the former first lady of the republic only in black and white photos and TV. Her presence as a spouse of then president of Yugoslavia Tito was mostly ...

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Museums and Sightseeing Group - The Residence of Prince Milos

October 2021.

Museums and Sightseeing Group - The Residence of Prince Milos

On Friday October 8th, sixteen members of IWC and some guests visited The Residence of Prince Milos. Located in the beautiful Topcider Park, this residence is a fascinating mix of neo-classical and Ottoman styles. Our English-speaking guide, Boris, was amazing and he showed us interesting items from the era, including paintings, traditional garments, and other artifacts.   This Residence has been completely refurbished and is ...

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Museums & Sightseeing Group -  Iconic Furniture Exhibition

June 2021.

Museums & Sightseeing Group - Iconic Furniture Exhibition

Thirteen ladies visited the Iconic Furniture exhibit at LAG Gallery in the Galerija Mall on 21st June. About half of the participants were from the IWC. The owner of the gallery gave a fascinating explanation regarding the evolution of Iconic Furniture and highlighted the contributions made by designers from former Yugoslavia.

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Museums & Sightseeing Group -  Icon Tour at National Museum

June 2021.

Museums & Sightseeing Group - Icon Tour at National Museum

Seventeen ladies participated in the Icon Tour at the National Museum on Tuesday June 15th. The majority were from the IWC along with a few members of Belgrade Accueil, the French-speaking group. Our guide was very informative.

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Museums & Sightseeing Group - Petar Dobrovic Gallery

May 2021.

Museums & Sightseeing Group - Petar Dobrovic Gallery

On May 25th, a group of IWC members and guests visited the Petar Dobrovic Gallery. The curator gave a very interesting explanation of the artist's work. This gallery is well worth a visit!

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Museums & Sightseeing Group - "Letters from Belgrade"

May 2021.

Museums & Sightseeing Group - "Letters from Belgrade"

On 6th May, the LAG Gallery in Galerija Mall graciously hosted a presentation by Patricia Andjelkovic, the author of “Letters from Belgrade”, which is her personal account of the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. The event was organized by Sonia Shehryar and Monique Merriam, who are both members of the IWC. The event was attended by 25 guests from many different countries. After the event, a group of ladies had an enjoyable lunch ...

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