After a two-month guest appearance in the Ca' Pesaro in Venice, the twenty works of Miroslav Kraljević have been returned to the Modern Gallery. The project that was successfully produced by Ca' Pesaro and the Modern Gallery not only aroused great interest in the Italian arts public and received the best of reviews – from, for example, distinguished Italian art critic Sebastiano Grasso in the daily Corriere della Sera, which Academician Tonko Maroević has pronounced the first serious critical account of a Croatian arts project – but set off new possibilities for collaboration between the Modern Gallery and Italian museums and galleries.
The twenty Kraljević pieces exhibited in Venice will stay in Zagreb just a little while for with sixty other works from the holdings of the Modern Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Craft s, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka and the Dubrovnik Museum of Modern Art they will soon set off on the continuation of their Croatian tour. The retrospective of one of the greatest Croatian Modernists will be shown first in Split. The exhibition of Miroslav Kraljević in the Split Gallery of Fine Arts will open on July 14, the day the Split Summer Festival starts, and will be one more outstanding arts feature in which not only the natives of Split will revel, but holidaymakers from all over the world. After its appearance in Split, this very valuable collection of works by Kraljević will be viewed in the autumn in Osijek, and from November to February next year in Dubrovnik.