4.7.2019 – 01.03.2021
The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”. The exhibition will run until end of December.
With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.
The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.
8.7.2020 - 30.09.2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Pathways to the table” have evolved in Bulgaria through time. The exhibition consists of the following thematic collections: Sheep and goat breeding, Horticulture, Apiculture, and etc. With the current exhibition presents, the National Ethnographic Museum the traditional way of life and culture of Bulgarian nation. Pathways to the table will run until September 30, 2021.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Ethnographic Museum - www.iefem.bas.bg.
The exhibition traces the development of the Bulgarian Army over the past 30 years. The event is realised on the occasion of the 141 st anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Defence and the 104 th anniversary of the foundation of the National Museum of Military History.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Museum of Military History http://www.militarymuseum.bg/index-en.html.
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”
29.10.2020 – 1.03.2021
Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.
Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.
A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.
Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.
The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Image: National Museum of Military History
The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types
November 1 2020 – May 31 2021
The exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types was realised on the occasion of the most actual topic - the origin and transmission of pandemies, caused by the so called the zoonoses. Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Image: The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
The Regional History Museum – Sofia presents the exhibition ′′Feed the Soul, to listen to you. Nutrition in Sofia and Sofia′′
November 5, 2020-March 28, 2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Nutrition in Sofia” has changed in Sofia through time. The current exhibition covers two historical times, from the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 to the end of the 19th century, and from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1940s.
There is a special emphasis on a table layout for a solemn lunch in the Royal Palace
The project was brought to life with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and with the assistance of: the National Polytechnic Museum, Sofia City Art Gallery, and Bulgarian State Agency ′′Archives ′′.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the Regional History Museum – Sofia
SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY presents the exhibition Garden of Spirituality. Mount Athos and Bulgarian Art from Early to Mid-20th Century
November 11, 2020 – March 31, 2020
The exhibition presents art works linked to Mount Athos, its monasteries and history. The exposition’s narrative includes various works, landscape arts, sculptures, angravings, copies of frescoes, drawings, done by some of the most prominent Bulgarian artists of this period. Among them are Ivan Lazarov, Ivan Milev, Vasil Zahariev, Dechko Uzunov, Tsanko Lavrenov.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Sofia City Art Gallery.
A new initiative of the Sports and Youth Activities Department of Sofia Municipality has been launched, targeted at the young people of Sofia.
Visionary Academy was established to provoke the young generation to search and identify socially significant problems and find solutions to them. The Visionary Academy is an incubator of innovative ideas of young people about the community.
Established experts in various fields of knowledge will assist young visionaries in the process of creating and implementing innovative ideas that support different causes, revealing new approaches, methods, and good practices for successful implementation of ideas.
Message from the team of the festival:
The producer of Kinomania - the National Palace of Culture, has made a difficult but important decision. In order for more people to be able to see the exclusive selection of films live, as well as in solidarity with the doctors’ efforts to limit the coronavirus epidemic, we have decided to postpone the Kinomania Festival and the French Film Festival to February 05 - 28, 2021.
Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition PENCHO GEORGIEV. BETWEEN THEATRE AND LIFE
20.12.2020 – 7.03.2021
The exhibition is organized on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of the artist Pencho Gergiev, whose name remains unknown to the younger generations. Having started his creative career in the 1920s, together with artists such as Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Iliya Beshkov, Vasil Stoilov, Ivan Nenov, etc., he is also linked with modernism in Bulgarian art through the Society of New Artists.
The exhibition presents the majority of the artist’s preserved works – over 150. Also included are seven stage projects from the Albert Richard Mohr collection, which are in storage today at the Johann Christian Senckenberg university library in Frankfurt. The exhibition displays early works from the artist’s student years at the Academy of Arts (1920-1925), graphics and paintings from the time he spent in Paris (1929-1932), drawings and illustrations, as well as stage projects and photographs from different productions.
The exhibition is realized in partnership with: Archives State Agency, National Gallery, Regional History Museum – Vratsa and with the support of: Museum Collection of the National Academy of Art – Sofia, Dimitar Dobrotich City Art Gallery – Sliven, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg - Frankfurt, Svetlin Roussev Donative Exhibition, Pleven, Stanislav Dospevski Art Gallery – Pazardzhik, Sofia Opera and Ballet`s Archive, Ivan Vazov National Theatre`s Archive, Private collections The documentary Pencho Georgiev, 1981, directed by Petko Konstantinov, scriptwriter Alexander Beshkov, can also be seen as part of the exhibition courtesy of the Archive Collection of BNT. A catalogue in Bulgarian and English is provided as well.
Image - https://sghg.bg/
The National Archaeological Institute with Museum organizes the temporary exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology”. The exhibition presents the most interesting and impressive discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology 2020” will be on display in the Central Hall of the National Archaeological Museum from 12 February until 02 May 2021.
Serdica Gallery presents The Small Exhibitions BEHIND THE RED CURTAIN - photography and digital collage by Izabela Manolova
Serdica Gallery, at Zhenski Pazar Market at the corner of Stefan Stambolov Blvd. and Lozengrad Street
Serdika Gallery presents Izabela Manolova and her photographs in The Small Exhibitions BEHIND THE RED CURTAIN. The exhibition will be displayed in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures.
Photographs and digital collage created in the last two years will be presented. Through digital collage techniques, looking at behind-the-scenes photography acquires a new meaning. Everything is starting to look like itself. Everything returns to its own beginning.
The exhibition MEETINGS IN PARIS is dedicated to a trip of a group of Bulgarian artists to the world capital of art in the 1930s and the influence of European modernity on their work.
The exhibition provides an opportunity for future research, and the reason for it is an unpublished manuscript of Vaska Emanuilova where she described her journey and the troubles she went through when she returned to Bulgaria. There are 44 works (sculptures, drawings and paintings) by authors who lived in Paris in the 1930s or connected with the "Parisian spirit" - Nenko Balkanski, Georgi Popov (John), Donka Konstantinova, Iliya Beshkov. Of particular interest is a hitherto unseen series of drawings, illustrations by Iliya Beshkov to the book Paris, a Novel-Chronicle by Todor Genov. Along with other works of Vaska Emanuilova from the Gallery's as well as private collections, which have not been shown so far, and pages from notebooks where she wrote about her impressions of the Parisian museums are also included.
Slaveykov Square, Sofia
Bulgarian-Chinese exhibition in an urban environment
The project LIGHTS OVER THE CITY – a Bulgarian-Chinese exhibition in an urban environment, includes artists and students from the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou and the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, who will present their works in one of the most popular places in downtown Sofia - Slaveykov Square.
The project provides an opportunity for the Bulgarian audience to enjoy works of art, combining elements of the traditional Chinese lantern, innovative lighting techniques and modern art forms.
Ensemble - Quarto Quartet
Bedrich Smetana - Piano trio / violin, cello and piano / in G minor op.15
Caesar Franck - Piano Quintet in F minor
A theater performance in Sofia Theater with subtitles in English:
Sofia Theater, February 28, 7:00 pm
The play reveals an interesting way of virtual reality, which is trying to replace the real life, tastes and preferences of people. Seven young, successful, strong and beautiful women struggle for success in society as viewers witness the most intimate experiences, empathizing the clash of personality and social rules imposed for success, implementation, and standards of happiness.
Creative team:A play by Joanna Ovshanko
Director: Nikolay Polyakov
Scenography and costumes: Ognyana Serafimova
Costume assistant: Iskra Petkova
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Sofia Theater or online at http://sofiatheatre.eu/