Our Fellow Citizen Queen Draga – Between Glory and Anathema
August 16 at 20:00 - September 27 at 13:00
Her story, even without creative intervention resembles a script that any theater or film director would want. From there, the Museum of the Rudnik-Takovo Region in Gornji Milanovac paid attention to its famous fellow citizen, the granddaughter of Nikola Milićević Lunjević, the educated, but extreme Queen Draga, who changed the Serbian historical scene. The authors of the exhibition, senior curators Ana Ranković and Aleksandar Marušić, presented the sad historical moment of the May coup, but they tried to show all other aspects of Draga Obrenović’s life – whose part of life took place in Kraljevo and who is therefore our fellow citizen.
The life of a beautiful and well-read woman from Rudnica, who marries early in obedience to her father’s will to the detriment of girls’ dreams, becomes a widow early and after the death of her parents takes care of her younger sisters and brothers. The affection and love of the young Serbian king was a kind of compensation for premature life misfortunes. The current pleasure of the royal life ended with a bloody end, which also marked the end of the Obrenović era. Such a life, or at least one of its segments, is more than suitable to be transferred to a celluloid tape, a novel, or an exhibition.