Location: Emanuel Vidović Gallery (Poljana kraljice Jelena 4, Split)
The exhibition "The Greatness of Modesty - Traditional Roots in Sculpture by Petar Smajić" at the Emanuel Vidović Gallery, developed as a result of a collaboration between Split City Museum and the Ethnographic Museum Split, speaks for the first time about the traditional roots in Smajić's sculpture, presenting his sculptures and woodcarving tradition of the Dalmatian hinterland, which was his permanent reminiscence. (Branka Vojnović Traživuk, PhD, author of the exhibition)
In February 1934, a peasant Petar Smajić and his wife Marija came to Split, both dressed in ceremonial folk costumes from Doc Donji. Their goal was Salon Galić. There, Slavan Vidović organized the first exhibition of Smajić's wooden statuettes, with which the modern audience was delighted.
Today, Smajić is one of the most famous Croatian naive sculptors. His best works are in the Studio of Emanuel Vidović.
The exhibition "The Greatness of Modesty - Traditional Roots in Sculpture by Petar Smajić" opens on November 4, 2021, at 12.30 in the Emanuel Vidović Gallery.
Gallery opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays and public holidays