Growing Up With Art in the Gallery of Matica srpska

Celebration of the 1st of June

Celebrating the first of June on Gallery Square together with our youngest audience – children and their parents, educators, teachers and friends, for the fourth year in a row we created a new tradition, which indicates the importance of growing up with art, and Gallery Square as important cultural point of the city. Together with our visitors, on that day we mark the anniversary of the opening of the Gallery of Matica Srpska for the public in today’s building on the Gallery Square. In this way, we are constantly reminded that only together visitors and a diverse program, a museum can live its true life.

This year, for the celebration of June 1, we have prepared a unique afternoon pleasure with culture and art, where visitors will enjoy in the exhibition of children’s works My City, Opera for children The Magic Flute, creative programs, as well as a family program Adventure for Young and Adults.

The program starts at 5.30 p.m. with the opening of the exhibition of children’s works in the Sculpture Park, which will present the works of children from the preschool institutions “Radosno detinjstvo”, “Maštolend”, “Anđeo čuvar”, as well as elementary schools “Kirilo i Metodije” and “Mika Antić”, who participated in the educational program for children My City during this school year. Inspired by artistic stories about the rich cultural heritage of the City of Novi Sad, they created their “works of art” with educators and art pedagogues, which summarized the impressions and acquired knowledge, observations and feelings that they brought with them. With the exhibition of children’s works, we want to look into their world and point out the importance of children’s creativity.

The choir, orchestra and soloists of the opera of the Serbian National Theater will perform the opera for children, The Magic Flute, at 6 p.m. in the Sculpture Park. At this unique event, theater artists, who sing, talk, play, conduct and play, will present a fairy tale about a prince who left his kingdom in search of love. Mozart’s music enchants audiences of all generations, but this version is especially fun because it is adapted to younger audience that is just discovering the charms of theater. In the unique ambience of the Sculpture Park, the children, together with the singers and the orchestra, will enjoy opera arias and choreographies performed by soloists and members of the Choir, the musical bravado of the Orchestra, led by maestro Jevtić, witty humor of the narrator and imaginative scenography.

In addition to the exhibition and opera for children, children will enjoy creative programs with museum educators during the celebration, while parents, guardians, grandparents with children and grandchildren through play, interesting tasks will have the opportunity to indulge in Adventure for Young and Adults to discover various art stories about Novi Sad and / or works of art presented at the exhibition Identity(ies).


Starts: 01. June 2021.
Ends: 01. June 2021.




Sculpture Park, Trg galerija 1


Free entry
  • Suitable for: all ages