|About the museum:
In 1952 Zagreb saw the founding of the Peasant Art Gallery, which from 1956 worked under the name of the Gallery of Primitive Art, but has since 1994 operated as the Croatian Museum of Naïve Art. From the very beginnings however the establishment was organised and run according to strict museological principles, and is considered the first museum of naïve art in the world. The permanent display was devised according to the principle “naïve art as a segment of modern art”. Some 80 anthology-piece paintings and sculptures or a score of classics of the Croatian Naïve from the early 1930s to the 1980s are on show. The emphasis is placed on works of Croatian artists of the famed Hlebine School (Generalić, Večenaj, Kovačić, Lacković) and pieces of several highly valued independent artists (Rabuzin, Feješ, Skurjenic, Smajić). Alongside their works, the artworks of important artists of other peoples are shown as well (for example, Schwartzenberg, Van der Steen, Nikifor, Leonov, Harada).