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Friday 19 January 2018
15 January 2018 - 21 January 2018
January 2018
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
01.01.2018

Saint Basil the Great

The New Year begins by honoring Saint Basil the Great on January 1. The feast is also known as Vasilyovden (Vasil’s Day), Survaki and Surva. On this day masked men (survakari, kukeri, etc.) go from house to house and wish health and fertility. Vasil, Vasilen, Vasilena, Vasilii, Vasilka, Vaska, Vesela, Veselin, Veselina, Valko, and Valcho celebrate their name day on this date.
Religious Holidays
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
01.01.2018

THE SPIRIT OF EUROPE – NEW YEAR’S CONCERT

The traditional New Year’s concert will feature the Festival Symphony Orchestra.
It will present works of European composers from all 28 member states of the EU. With this concert the National Palace of Culture marks the beginning of the
New Year during which Bulgaria will preside over the Council of the EU.
Svetlin Roussev – one of the most beloved and world-renowned Bulgarian violinists who is a concertmaster of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,
was invited as a soloist.
The concert will be conducted by Maestro Emil Tabakov.
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
03.01.2018

OFFICIAL CHANGE OF GUARD IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENCY

The ceremonial change of the guard in front of the Presidency marks the national and official holidays in Bulgaria. The official change of guard takes place every first Wednesday of the month.
Festivals
04.01.2018

140 YEARS SINCE THE LIBERATION OF SOFIA FROM OTTOMAN RULE

10:00 o’clock – A thanksgiving prayer at St. Nedelya church – the temple that is historically linked to the first memorial service in memory of those who died
in the presence of the general Gurko.
10:30 – A procession to the Monument of General Gurko, the Monument to the Tsar Liberator and the Monument of the Bulgarian Volunteer and a festive ringing of the bells of the central temples along the route; laying of wreaths in front of the monuments.
11:00 o’clock – Literary and musical program; laying of wreaths by guardsme
National and Official Holidays
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
06.01.2018

170 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF HRISTO BOTEV

Borisova Gradina Park
The celebration of the 170th anniversary of the birth of the great poet, revolutionary and publicist Hristo Botev will take place at 11:30 in front of his monument in the Borisova Gradina Park. The celebration will include a military ritual involving soldiers from the National Guard and students from schools in Sofia bearing the name of Hristo Botev laying wreaths and flowers.
Notable Dates
06.01.2018

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
06.01.2018

Holy Theophany (Yordanovden)

On January 6, Christians celebrate Holy Theophany (Yordanovden). This day commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, and is one of the great feats of the Church. It is also regarded as Day of Light and Enlightenment. It is celebrated by the Orthodox Church with festive ceremony. After that the priest throws a cross in a river or in the sea and the men race to grab it. It is believed that if the cross freezes in the water the year will be fertile and the people – healthy.
In Sofia the cross is thrown in the lake in Druzhba quarter. Yordan, Yordana, Yordanka, Bistra, Bogdan, Bogolyuba, Bogomil, Bozhana, Borislava, Boyan and others celebrate their name day on this date.
Religious Holidays
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
07.01.2018

Ivanovden - St. John the Baptist

On January 7 we celebrate Ivanovden. On this day the Orthodox Church honors St. John the Baptist - the greatest prophet who foretold the coming of Christ. He is the patron saint of baptism and brotherhood. On this day people perform ritual cleansing with water as they believe in the healing power of water. Over 370 thousand Bulgarians celebrate their name day on this date. Ivan is the second most popular male name in Bulgaria and over 161 000 Bulgarians bear this name.
Religious Holidays
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
08.01.2018

Babinden (Day of the midwife)

Babinden is one of the greatest female folk festivals dedicated to the old midwives - the women who help with childbirth and to the young brides and women who have given birth. Rituals throughout the day are primarily connected to the desire to pay homage and respect to the elderly women who have helped with childbirth. The holiday has pagan origins but it has been preserved in Christianity. It was also extremely honored during the Revival period. In 1951 January 8 was declared Day of Intra-natal Care and the obstetricians and gynecologists are honored.
Religious Holidays
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
10.01.2018

ARTE ENSEMBLE

Rositsa Chepova, violin
Philip Philipov, violin
Cristina Hinova, violin
Stefania Yankova, viola
Marina Hinova, cello
The program includes: Mozart, Schubert, Brahms
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
11.01.2018

Opening ceremony of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in Sofia

Concert Slavil Dimitrov – Conductor
Place: Ivan Vazov National Theater
Date: 11.01.2018 at 19:00
Music and Dance Events
11.01.2018

THE NUTCRACKER

Ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 2 h 45 min
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
12.01.2018

Holy Martyr Tatiana

Saint Tatiana was a Christian martyr. She was born in Rome and murdered during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus in the 3rd century because of her beliefs. On this date Tatiana, Tanya, etc. celebrate their name day.
Religious Holidays
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
12.01.2018

TURANDOT

Opera by Giacomo Puccini
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 3 hours
Intermissions: 2
Music and Dance Events
13.01.2018

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
13.01.2018

WORLD SNOW DAY – VITOSHA WINTER FEST

The celebration of winter sports marks the World Snow Day under the motto "Explore, Enjoy, Experience!" The Festival includes competitions in parallel slalom, ski-mountaineering, and cross-country skiing; contest for snow figures and most attractive look; tug of war, carnival costume show and mountain songs; quizzes and a lot of gifts.
The ski teachers will present a colorful snow carnival with costumes of cartoon characters.
Sports Events
13.01.2018

LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA)

Opera by Gioachino Rossini
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 3 hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.01.2018

LILLY AND THE MAGIC PEARL

Performance for children by Lyubomir Denev based on Valeri Petrov’s fairylate "Puk"
Stage: Big stage
Music and Dance Events
14.01.2018

THE NUTCRACKER

Ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 2 h 45 min
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
14.01.2018

SOFIA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – CONCERT FROM SUBSCRIPTION CYCLE THE SOLOISTS (SOLISTITE)

Conductor: Konstantin Dobroykov; Soloists: Yasen Enchev, oboe; Mihail Jivkov, clarinet; Nikolay Vyazigin, bassoon; Krasimir Kostadinov, French horn
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
16.01.2018

CONCERT OF THE NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

Conductor: Sofia Bardarska
The program includes: Madrigals from composers lived between 16th and 21st centuries.
A Cappella Choral Music – Masterpieces II Cycle
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
17.01.2018

St. Reverend Anthony the Great (St. Anthony's Day - Antonovden)

St. Anthony the Great is one of the two most famous representatives of monasticism in the East. He practiced an ascetic life and was one of the founders of monasticism. In Bulgaria, this day is also known as Lelinden and people celebrate the prevention of diseases during the winter months. According to traditions, on this day women do not spin, knit, or cook beans or lentils so as not to anger the diseases. Specially kneaded loaves of bread, coated with treacle, are prepared and given to close relatives and neighbors so that they are healthy. On this date Andon, Antoinette, Anton, Antonia, Donka, Donko, Doncho, Tony, etc. celebrate their name day.
Religious Holidays
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
18.01.2018

St. Athanasius the Great (St. Athanasius Day - Atanasovden)

St. Athanasius the Great is one of the greatest teachers of the church and participant in the Council of Ephesus, which was held in 431 in the city of Ephesus. Legend has it that Anthony and Athanasius were twin brothers - Andon and Atanas. They were blacksmiths and the first to invent the blacksmith’s tongs. Because of this, Antonovden and Atanasovden are celebrated as holidays of the blacksmiths, ironmongers, cutters and farriers. On January 18 Atanas, Atanaska, Naska, Nasko and others celebrate their name day.
Religious Holidays
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
18.01.2018

CONCERT FROM SUBSCRIPTION CYCLE DO YOU LOVE BRAHMS

Conductor: Martin Georgiev
Soloists: Mario Hossen, violin
Paul Dukas – The Sorcerer's Apprentice, symphonic poem
Marin Goleminov – Violin concerto
Brahms – Symphony No.3
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
19.01.2018

LA TRAVIATA

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 3 h 20 min
Intermissions: 2
Music and Dance Events
20.01.2018

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
20.01.2018 - 21.01.2018

HELLO – WINTER'S TALE FESTIVAL

This is the third edition of the festival and because of the great interest in it – the first winter edition. Its aim is to popularize the balanced lifestyle among Bulgarians and especially among young people and children.
The program includes: Master Culinary classes; lectures on health and psychology; sports activities and games for children – athletics, skating, hockey, tennis, treasure hunting and many more; creative workshops – ceramics, painting, cooking, working with paper, playing musical instruments, etc.
Festivals
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
20.01.2018
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
20.01.2018 - 21.01.2018

HELLO – WINTER'S TALE FESTIVAL

This is the third edition of the festival and because of the great interest in it – the first winter edition. Its aim is to popularize the balanced lifestyle among Bulgarians and especially among young people and children.
The program includes: Master Culinary classes; lectures on health and psychology; sports activities and games for children – athletics, skating, hockey, tennis, treasure hunting and many more; creative workshops – ceramics, painting, cooking, working with paper, playing musical instruments, etc.
Festivals
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
21.01.2018

LA TRAVIATA

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 3 h 20 min
Intermissions: 2
Music and Dance Events
21.01.2018

FORTISSIMO FAMILIA

Concert from the Fortissimo Familia Program
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
25.01.2018

CONCERT FROM SUBSCRIPTION CYCLE THE HUMAN VOICE

Conductor: David Jimenez
Soloist: Anna Ibarra, mezzo-soprano
The program includes: excerpts from works of de Falla, Bizet, Rimsky-Korsakov and others.
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
26.01.2018

RIGOLETTO

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 3 hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
27.01.2018

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
27.01.2018

SKI TOURNAMENT FOR THE CUP OF VITOSHA – VITOSHKO LALE SKI TRACK

Vitoshko lale ski track in Vitosha Mountain
Students from schools in Sofia present their champions in Alpine skiing. At Vitoshko lale ski track in Vitosha Mountain the best young skiers from the capital will compete in the giant slalom.
There will also be other activities for children as well as a lot of prizes and awards.
Sports Events
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
27.01.2018

RIGOLETTO

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 3 hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
27.01.2018

TOSKA BY GIACOMO PUCCINI

METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE FROM NEW YORK – 2017-18 Season. New production
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Toska), Vittorio Grigolo (Cavaradossi), Sir Bryn Terfel (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)
Sonya Yoncheva will participate in three live screenings at the Metropolitan Opera and thus she will be the first artist to have three principal roles in one and the same season.
Music and Dance Events
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
28.01.2018

CARMEN, RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Ballets on music by Bizet – Shchedrin and George Gershwin
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 2 h 20 min
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
28.01.2018

CONCERT FROM SUBSCRIPTION CYCLE THE VIRTUOSOS OF THE VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conductor:
Johannes Wildner; soloist: Wolfgang Vladar, French horn;
Haydn – Symphony No.48
Strauss – Horn Concerto No.1
Beethoven – Symphony No.7
Music and Dance Events
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
30.01.2018

Three Holy Hierarchs (Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom); St Peter - Tsar of the Bulgarians

Several saints, who played a crucial role in shaping the Christian doctrine, are commemorated on January 30 - the Three Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. All theological departments and religious academies in the Orthodox world celebrate on January 30. Tsar Peter - the longest ruling Bulgarian monarch and saint, who lived in the time of the First Bulgarian Kingdom, is also commemorated on this day. He and Saint John of Rila are considered to be the greatest Bulgarian saints.
Religious Holidays
30.01.2018

CONCERT OF THE NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

Conductor: Slavil Dimitrov
Soloist: Maria Ilieva
The program includes Bulgarian pop music hits
Cycle Hop-Pop-Rock II – Bulgarian pop and rock hits
Music and Dance Events
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Shifting Layers

Young Art at the Museum
Sofia City Art Gallery - 1, Gen. Gurko str., Sofia 1000 (entrance from the side of Kniaz Al. Batenberg str.)
The exhibition concerns the themes of personal revolutions, new images and mythologies, of the artists’ attitudes toward and work with images in the internet era, of the boundaries between reality and imagination, of the documents and the different view of the city as a global space of forms, policies and routes of all kinds of people and narratives. It shows works dealing with the issues of memory and the present-day role and significance of the museum institution itself.
The project is realized with the support of the PROTOTYPE Platform of Société Générale Expressbank supporting projects on innovations, design thinking, culture and art, and of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
31.01.2018

TOSKA BY GIACOMO PUCCINI

METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE FROM NEW YORK – 2017-18 Season. New production
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Toska), Vittorio Grigolo (Cavaradossi), Sir Bryn Terfel (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)
Sonya Yoncheva will participate in three live screenings at the Metropolitan Opera and thus she will be the first artist to have three principal roles in one and the same season.
Music and Dance Events
31.01.2018

CYCLE THE CONCERTMASTERS 2018

Classic FM Radio Orchestra
Soloist: Alexi Kenney, Violin
With the participation of Angelina-Ognyana Gocheva (clarinet)
Conductor: Maxim Eshkenazy
Program:
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin and
Orchestra in E Minor von Weber – Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra
Mendelssohn – Symphony No.4 (Italian)
Music and Dance Events