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Wednesday 04 May 2022
02 May 2022 - 08 May 2022
July 2022
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022


Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
22.02.2022 - 29.05.2022

“A world gone mad...”

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition “A world gone mad...” - 110 years since the declaration of the Balkan War and 140 years since the birth of Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora.
The exhibition will run from February 22 till May 29, 2022. The story of the Balkan War is preserved thanks to archival and museum funds, documents, diaries, letters, photos, paintings, poems, books and periodicals, which recall the history and exploits of those generations of Bulgarians who sacrificed their lives in the name of national values, unity and a bright future. Many artists from different generations are either called upon or enlist as volunteers, inevitably linking not only their lives but their creative work with the Balkan War, as well as military art and the historical painting genre later on. Some of them are professors at the National Arts Academy or high school teachers, others have just completed their art degrees in Sofia and other European capitals, and the remainder are yet to pursue a degree.
Apart from paintings and graphics, sculptural works dedicated to the war can also be found. Young sculptors Ivan Lazarov, Angel Spasov, Anastas Dudulov and Yanko Pavlov are involved in the Balkan War, with Ivan Lazarov being the only one with a complete and consistent series of sculptures, namely They’ve Won, On a Knife Edge, At the Watering Hole, Superpowers and others. The National Museum of Military History’s funds have the richest collection of works by artists who participated in the wars. Some of Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov’s war-related works are stored at the Kyustendil Art Gallery. The National Art Gallery’s collection also houses some of the best examples of military art. Works related to the Balkan War, albeit fewer in numbers, including singles, can be found around collections of art galleries in the country – Varna, Plovdiv, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Kazanlak, Kardzhali, the State Archives Agency, and some in private collections. The project comes to fruition in partnership with The National Museum of Military History and Kyustendil’s Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov Art Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and a collection of documentaries owned by the Bulgarian National Film Library, the Bulgarian National Television, as well as Venelin Shurelov’s multimedia project Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov: Light and Spirit, realized in 2014 as commissioned by the 13 Centuries of Bulgaria Fund.
The visits to “The war! A world gone mad...” exhibition will be fully compliant with all current anti-epidemic measures.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located in Sofia, on 1, Gen. Gurko Str.
Text and image: official website of Sofia City Art Gallery
28.01.2022 - 07.09.2022

Moon Impact. A geological story

Earth and Man National Museum presents Moon Impact. A geological story.
The exhibition will run from January 28 till September 7, 2022.
The formation of the Moon is the single most important moment in the history of our planet.
The exhibition tells the story of the Giant impact and the Moon formation in the context of the geological evolution of the Earth and of the solar system.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Earth and Man National Museum.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
Text and image: Earth and Man National Museum
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022


The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
02.03.2022 - 30.06.2022

Worthy of Freedom

The exhibition Worthy of Freedom is dedicated to thousands of Bulgarians who took part in the Russian-Turkish War and gave their lives for the Freedom of Bulgaria. 
Worthy of Freedom focuses on the role of the Bulgarian Voluntary Army units and their famous actions in the battles fought over Shipka, Stara Zagora and Sheynovo, during the war.
Worthy of Freedom will run in the National Military Museum.
The visits are carried out in the period March 4 - June 30, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
National Museum of Military History is located at 92 Cherkovna street, Sofia.
Working hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm.
Tickets at the cash-desk of the museum.
Image: National Military Museum
24.02.2022 - 26.06.2022


Vera Nedkova House Museum presents the exhibition LANDSCAPES. Vera Nedkova. Kaliya Kalacheva.
The exhibition will run from February 24 till July 24, 2022. Vera Nedkova House Museum is located at 2 “11 th August Str”, Sofia.
The current exhibition focuses on one of the most popular genres in painting—landscape. Works by Vera Nedkova from the National Gallery collection created in the 1960s and 1970s and paintings by Kaliya Kalacheva are on display.
Artists of different creative pursuits, styles and techniques, Vera Nedkova (1906–1996) and Kaliya Kalacheva (b. 1986) correspond in an unusual way in their search for a different perspective of communication and perception of contemporary art.
Text and image: official website of National Gallery
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022


Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
08.04.2022 - 08.05.2022

The new Open-Air Gallery in Bankya with the first exhibition

Sketches and Pieces of Bankya from April 8 to May 8 in the Kestenite (Chestnuts) Park
Sketches and Pieces of Bankya - this is the title of the first exhibition of photographs of Ivan Shishiev and Simeon Krastev in the Open-air Gallery in the Kestenite (Chestnuts) Park in Bankya. Welcome to the opening on Friday, April 8, from 5 p.m. near the Big Balneo Center.
Ivan Shishiev and Simeon Krastev are emblematic personalities for Sofia, famous for their beautiful photos, in which they capture unique corners of our capital, one of which is Bankya. The sketches of one artist flow into the pieces of the other and so the photo exhibition for Bankya as a resort of the four seasons was born.
The event is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2022.
07.04.2022 - 19.06.2022

BOGDAN ALEKSANDROV. Painting as a Continuous Script

National Gallery - The Palace presents the exhibition BOGDAN ALEKSANDROV. Painting as a Continuous Script (7/04/2022 - 19/06/2022).
National Gallery - The Palace is located at 1 Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
The exhibition includes a selection of Bogdan Aleksandrov’s most significant works and underlines his place in the context of contemporary Bulgarian art. The forty large-format portraits and compositions, created since 2010, present in cycles various aspects of the artist’s oeuvre (including ‘Triads’, ‘Purgatorium’, ‘Pareidolia: Staged Portraits’, and ‘Vertigo: Portraits Without Diagnosis’), with some being shown for the first time.
Image and text: official website of National Gallery.
20.04.2022 - 19.05.2022


Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition PARADISE POOL. Yana Lozeva. 20/04/ - 29/05/ 2022. Vaska Emanouilova Gallery is located at 15, Yanko Sakazov Blvd, Sofia (entrance from the backside of park Zaimov.
The photographs express the contemplation and enjoyment of the moments and details of everyday life. They form a narrative of childhood and of the child that everyone can relate to as part of their life. The moments of carefree play are those instances that reflect eternity with its pure heavenly eyes. The artist’s idea thus runs as a thread through the entire exhibition, with various short poetic narratives developing around it.
In the space of Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, the artist works with the permanent exhibition of Vaska Emanouilova’s artworks, and with the portraits of children in particular. They represent an aspect of the artist’s work that is less frequently featured in exhibitions and less explored by art experts.
Yana Lozeva (born 1989) is a freelance photographer. She works mostly in the field of portraiture and personal documentary. Her solo exhibitions in Bulgaria include: Terminal – SKLAD, Plovdiv, part of the European Capital of Culture (2019), Come to Me, UniCredit Studio, Fotofabrika Festival (2018), Adata I, Rubber Gallery, Plovdiv (2015), Immediate Light, Rubber Gallery, Sofia (2013).
Image and text: official website of Vaska Emanouilova Gallery.
27.04.2022 - 26.06.2022


National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition FILM OF EMERGENCY/UKRANIAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO ART.
7/04/2022 - 26/06/2022. National Gallery Kvadrat 500 is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
The National Gallery invites you to an exhibition of contemporary film and video art from Ukraine. The careful selection is the work of the famous Ukrainian artist Mykola Ridnyi, living in Kyiv, at the invitation of the Gallery’s director Iaroslava Bubnova. The project “Urgent topics. Ukrainian Experimental Film and Video Art” is located in the exhibition spaces of Square 500 and is the subtle form in which the National Gallery directly supports its participants from Ukraine.
Image and text: official website of National Gallery.
28.04.2022 - 12.06.2022


National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition Pandemonium. 28/04/2022 - 12/06/2022. National Gallery Kvadrat 500 is located at 1, 19th February St., St Alexander Nevsky Sq.,Sofia
From the Hristo Botev quarter in Sofia to the Cova da Moura and Amadora ghettos on the outskirts of Lisbon in Portugal, Nikolay Milanov creates powerful photographic portraits of people from the so-called vulnerable groups living on the streets. A social worker by profession and vocation, Milanov meets the heroes of his photographs during his work shifts while providing them with assistance, always lending a helping hand and with an open heart. It is his work among representatives of our society who live in severe social and domestic conditions or lead a life on the street that determines his photographic interest and choice of subject matter.
Image and text: official website of National Gallery.
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022


Sofia City Art Gallery (SCAG) presents the exhibition REALITY AND MYSTICISM
An exhibition within the framework of The Other Eye Project. 27/04/2022 - 10/07/2022.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located at 1 Gen. Gurko str, Sofia.
The Other Eye is a SCAG project presenting periodically exhibitions designed and curated by non-art historian outside curators who select works from the gallery’s permanent collection to create thought-provoking art projects of their own. For its new exhibition under the project, the gallery has invited as curator Georgi Voynov, an economist and longtime contemporary art collector.
Georgi Voynov focuses on the charitable donation of artworks, as well as on the reality and mysticism in the works of specific artists belonging to the genres of graphic arts and sculpture.
The exhibition presents four notable Bulgarian graphic artists and their view of the world. The artworks featured in the exhibition are characterized by thematic and genre (printmaking and sculpture) diversity, yet they have one thing in common, namely all of them have become part of the permanent collection of the Sofia City Art Gallery through charitable donations. The exhibition features 82 graphic artworks and 15 small-scale sculptures created by artists belonging to different generations, with differing aesthetic views, philosophies of life and means of expression.
The exhibition features artworks handpicked by the artists who created them to be added to the SCAG graphic arts and sculpture collections as charitable donations, as well as artworks presented to the gallery by the heirs of renowned Bulgarian artists.
Veselin Staykov and Preslav Karshovski seek their themes in the real visible world. With Rumen Skorchev and Nikolay Maystorov eternal parables and sentimental memories are enveloped in mysticism and related to imaginary creatures and situations. The rough mark left by life reflected in Margarita Radeva’s ceramic portraits contrasts with the soft plastic shapes of Margarit Tsanev’s miniature sculptures thus blending these artworks with the graphic artworks presented in the exhibition.
Looking back at the collections donated to the SCAG, this exhibition shows appreciation and respect for donors for their noble gesture which is commensurate with the artistic merit of the donated artworks. Charitable donation of artworks is a matter of personal choice, yet it has a great social impact and significance.
Image and text: official website of SCAG
03.05.2022 - 14.05.2022


From 3 to 14 May in the open-air gallery in the Crystal Garden the exhibition: View - 100 Years of Urban Photography in Estonia marks the first century of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Bulgaria and tells about these 100 years through a selection of photographs of streets and urban environment.
The works in this exhibition were selected through an open invitation to participate photographers, announced in early spring 2020, as well as selected photographs from the collections of the Museum of Photography in Tallinn and private collections.
The exhibition is presented in collaboration between the Johan Kuus Center for Documentary Photography, the Tallinn Museum of Photography, the Estonian Street Photography Association, the State Cultural Institute under the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Sofia Municipality and the Estonian Embassy in Bucharest.
Image and text: Culture Department of Sofia Municipality.
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
03.05.2022 - 31.05.2022


Regional History Museum - Sofia presents the exhibition ART BOOK. 3/5/2022 – 31/5/2022.
ART BOOK is part of Paper Art Biennial and was realized with the support of Sofia Municipality, Cultural Events Calendar.
Regional History Museum – Sofia is located at 1 Banski Square, Sofia.
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022


National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.