Our oldest professional theatre, the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad, (then within Austria - and from 1867 Austro-Hungary) was founded on yesterday's date one and a half century ago and with the mission to awake national consciousness and to strengthen cultural identity. In the turbulent history many things happened and it survived hard days and glorious moments. Visit of the theatre group of Jovan Knezevic in 1860 encouraged Jovan Knezevic in 1860 to to write many texts in Novi Sad's "Serbian diary" on need to found the Serbian National Theatre.
Two museums in London and Paris informed that they organize an exhibition that will showcase together side by side two versions of the Leonardo Da Vinci's work "Virgin Of The Rocks" which these two museums own. "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and John the Baptist", which hangs at the London's National Gallery, dates from between 1483 and 1486, while its counterpart at the Louvre, known as "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" was created 25 years earlier.
With a reduced budget but no cuts in terms of the quality of its scientific and artistic program, the European Cultural Center of Delphi is preparing to open its doors once again to host its annual international symposium. This year, the symposium will focus on the before and after of the Byzantium period.
The core of the symposium’s parallel events is the exhibition “Worship and Shrines after the Fall of Constantinople from the Benaki Museum Collections,” which will be inaugurated by Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios on June 28.
The Russian Orthodox Church is preparing for a reform of its liturgical language, and a draft document on the role of Church Slavonic in modern church life has been circulated among dioceses and is available for discussion on the internet.
"Church Slavonic is a very important means to keep unity and traditions inside the Church. But on the other hand, understanding of liturgical texts written in Church Slavonic may be simplified," a senior Church official, Archimandrite Kirill, said on Monday.
A retrospective exhibition of famous painter of Milan Konjović Sombor (1898-1993), titled "The creative work of a century", will be officially opened tomorrow at 19 am in the Gallery of the Serbian Academy of Sciencies and Arts (SASA), Belgrade. The audience will be able, while walking Knez Mihailova street, to see it until 27th September 65 Konjovic's paintings and 20 pastels , as part of the artist's extensive opus, which includes around 6000 works (oils, pastels, watercolors, tempera, drawings, tapestries, stained glass, mosaics, graphics, set design, costume sketches).
The Bolshoi Theatre, the Russian temple of opera and ballet after six years of the reconstruction on October 28 will solemnly open the main door to receive the highest guests. Actually, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs got a task to invite to this event the most eminent guests, among those also state officials from many countries.
The building of the most famous Russian theater had to "general overhaul" because the river began to erode the foundations. The hardest part of the work was to solve permanently the problem with the water of the river which stream bed had been transformed into the concrete and the top was covered with asphalt. . However, because they shut it Neglinka "avenged" itself through cracks on the foundations.