The permanent exhibition consists of artworks from Pavle Beljanski’s Legacy which has preserved the donor’s original idea that all the works in the exhibition space should be connected by a single thread of colouristic harmony and artistic rhythm, and not a biographical-historical nor any other principle of Museology. Over time, this idea has not undergone significant changes and innovations. Its modernity is still in line with the tendencies of exhibition policies based on the poetic and ideological concept of the donor. Pavle Beljanski’s aesthetic principles merge all the works created by different generations of artists. He believed that the highest values of painting are “poetic sense of nature […] mastered technique and colouristic gift”, that “painting is a subject to the laws of life”, and that its most important features are spontaneity, harmony and inner content. Beljanski compared the poetics of artworks with music, on which he based the exhibition concept in the space designed for the collection: “Their sensitivity and their expressiveness vary from chamber allegro to crescendo in fortissimo, where brass instruments dominate. And it all merges into the polyphony of an epoch.” Special segments of the permanent exhibition, such as Touch and Feel, are intended for the blind and partially sighted, while the application in the sign language Museum for All is designed to help deaf and hard of hearing people.
In addition to the works from the legacy of Pavle Beljanski, the exhibition also includes two other segments: The Pavle Beljanski Memorial and Artists’ Memorial.