Director: academician Dušan Otašević Tel: +381 11 2180-671, +381 11 2027-244 Fax: +381 11 2027-201 Address: SASA Gallery, Knez Mihailova 35, 11000 Beograd, Srbija E-mail: Galerija.SANU@sanu.ac.rs

 
About The Gallery
 

The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts had founded the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts at the end of the 70-ies of the 20th century. The rights and the duties of the founder are exercised by SASA. Since its foundation the Gallery is not independent, but a unit within the framework of the Academy. The Gallery is managed by the director pursuant to the decisions passed by the Gallery's Expert Council.

The core activity of the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts is organization of study, problem-oriented, topical, retrospective, monographic exhibitions in the sphere of art, science and culture, issuing of publications, organization of lectures related to the exhibitions, collection and-safe keeping of items of visual arts owned by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Besides the standing musical programme - concerts, the Gallery also organizes lectures - accompanied by film and slide projections, promotions, expert gatherings, awarding of prizes from the Ivan Tabakovic Fund, etc.

Located in the strict center of the old city, in the pedestrian zone, between several museums, faculties, libraries, galleries and foreign cultural centers, the SASA Gallery is one of the most frequented galleries in the country. The average number of visitors of a single exhibition is around 30,000. The average annual number of visitors of exhibitions is around 180,000.

The Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts is operating in the adapted part of the Academy building on the premises which were not specifically built for the purpose of exhibition area and keeping works of art. The Gallery disposes with exhibition area of about 550 m2 for the exhibition activities, and this area is used partially or entirely for the occasional exhibition of works from the Art Collection of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and for concerts.

The main Gallery activity is financed by SASA, namely by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Development, whereas certain projects are financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia and the Department of Culture of the Belgrade City Hall. The Gallery receives occasionally a modest part of the assets from sponsors.

The Gallery's exhibition room is open, during the concertseason, every day except Mondays, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. (from April 15 until October 15, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.), Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. When no concerts are performed at the Gallery, outside the concert season, the Gallery is open to the visitors of exhibitions every day from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

The concerts at the Gallery are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 p.m., and the concert season lasts from the beginning of October until the end of June.