Yugoslav-American Relations through a Photo Lens
Museum of Yugoslavia and the Center for American Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, under the auspices of the US Embassy, have been preparing a joint virtual exhibition “Yugoslav-American Relations through a Photo Lens” since November 2020. The exhibition will be realized through a series of publications on social media, on the Museum and the Center’s pages, with an aim to show the most important meetings of the President of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, with many prominent American personalities from politics, culture, art, science and many other areas, who have left a significant mark in U.S. history. The meetings will be shown through the rich photo documentation of the Museum of Yugoslavia, along with the most impressive excerpts from the press, as well as the most relevant events and anecdotes that accompanied Tito’s meetings with American public figures. Through this material, our goal is to show the richness of the relations between the United States of America and Yugoslavia, which have been of global importance throughout history, especially during the Cold War. Josip Broz Tito’s meetings with American presidents and high-ranking statesmen certainly best illustrate the political relations between the two countries, while the receptions of movie stars, astronauts, journalists and other eminent personalities vividly show the rich cultural cooperation between America and Yugoslavia.
From the first week of March, you can follow the exhibition on social media, on the pages of the Museum of Yugoslavia and the Center for American Studies.
- Day: 03.03-31.05.2021
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