An Artistic Autumn – Exceptional Exhibitions in Zagreb's Museums and Galleries


Sensational works by Vlaho Bukovac; a retrospective of Nevenka Arbanas and the best of Croatian sculpture are just part of the rich offering from Zagreb's museums and galleries.

Vlaho Bukovac and Alexandre Cabanel – a historic encounter of pupil and teacher! In the year in which Zagreb's Art Pavilion celebrates the 120thanniversary of its founding the central exhibition is dedicated to Vlaho Bukovac, Croatia's most celebrated painter. The exhibition will encompass his masterpieces, and his most sought-after work for decades, the long-lost “Potiphar’s Wife”, has arrived for this exhibition, indisputably creating a sensation. Alongside Bukovac’s works paintings by his Parisian professor, Alexandre Cabanel, will be on show. This exhibition in the Art Pavilion will give the public, art experts and the media a clear picture of how the “teacher” influenced the “student”. The exhibition is open from 3 October 2018 to 6 January 2019.

In the Klovićevi dvori Gallery from 4 October to 18 November there will be a retrospective of works by Croatian graphic artist and professor Nevenka Arbanas. The curators have prepared a selection of some 350 works with a focus on large format graphics.

The 13th triennial of Croatian sculpture opened on 20 September and runs until 11 November. This year’s exhibition presents work by 107 artists and a solo exhibition by Neven Bilić, winner of the Grand Prize in the last Triennial. The great response to the competition for the XIII triennial of Croatian sculpture is a guarantee that the exhibition will provide a relevant overview of sculpture over the last three years.