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Saturday 13 August 2022
08 August 2022 - 14 August 2022
October 2022
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
03.08.2022

OFFICIAL CHANGE OF THE GUARD IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENCY BUILDING

In front of the Presidency

The ceremonial change of the guard in front of the Presidency marks the national and public holidays in Bulgaria. The official change of the guard takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 o’clock.

Festivals
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
04.08.2022

SWAN LAKE Ballet by P.I.Tchaikovsky

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National
Rowing Base, Pancharevo Quarter, 9
Samokovsko Shosse Blvd.
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
05.08.2022

NABUCCO Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Duration 2:30 Intermission 1
"Opera on the peaks" - Belogradchik
Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks, Belogradchik
Performed in italian, with bulgarian and english subtitles
Music and Dance Events
05.08.2022

SWAN LAKE Ballet by P.I.Tchaikovsky

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National
Rowing Base, Pancharevo Quarter, 9
Samokovsko Shosse Blvd.
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
06.08.2022

AIDA Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Duration 3:00 Intermission 1 ;Opera on the peaks" - Belogradchik Open
stage in front of Belogradchik rocks,
Belogradchik
Music and Dance Events
06.08.2022

SWAN LAKE Ballet by P.I.Tchaikovsky

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National
Rowing Base, Pancharevo Quarter, 9
Samokovsko Shosse Blvd.
Music and Dance Events
06.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
Ancient Theatre - Plovdiv 4, Tsar Ivaylo Str. Plovdiv
Performed in Bulgarian, with English
subtitles
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
07.08.2022

NORMA Opera by Vincenzo Bellini

Duration - 3:00 with one intermission ;Opera on the peaks; - Belogradchik Open
stage in front of Belogradchik rocks, Belogradchik
It is performed in Italian, with Bulgarian and English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
07.08.2022

SWAN LAKE Ballet by P.I.Tchaikovsky

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National
Rowing Base, Pancharevo Quarter, 9
Samokovsko Shosse Blvd.
Music and Dance Events
07.08.2022

“THE WEBERS” BY FELLIX MITTERER | Share the music

Conductor Tsanislav Petkov
Soloist/s
Elena Atanasova
Vera Girginova
Yavor Borissov
About the Event Concert-preformance about Mozart’s life
Featuring Elena Atanasova, Yavor Borissov and others. Director: Borislav Petranov
Music and Dance Events
07.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
Ancient Theatre - Plovdiv 4, Tsar Ivaylo Str. Plovdiv
Performed in Bulgarian, with English
subtitles
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
11.08.2022

CARMEN Opera by Georges Bizet

Duration 3:00 Intermission 1
Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National
Rowing Base, Pancharevo Quarter, 9
Samokovsko Shosse Blvd.
It is performed in French, with Bulgarian and English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
12.08.2022

MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opera by Giacomo Puccini

Duration 2:45 Intermission 1
Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base, Pancharevo Quarter,
9 Samokovsko Shosse Blvd.
It is performed in Italian, with Bulgarian and English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
12.08.2022

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Ballet by Fikret Amirov

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Opera on the peaks - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks, Belogradchik
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
13.08.2022

CARMEN Opera by Georges Bizet

Duration 3:00 Intermission 1
Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National
Rowing Base, Pancharevo Quarter, 9
Samokovsko Shosse Blvd.
It is performed in French, with Bulgarian and English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
13.08.2022

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Ballet by Fikret Amirov

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Opera on the peaks - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks, Belogradchik
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
14.08.2022

RIZOV DUO | Share the music

Soloist/s Daniela Rizova Yurii Rizov
About the Event Music for Horn and Strings from the 18-th century
Works by Johann Andreas Amon, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Frédéric Duvernoy
Featuring:
Kiril Matanov – Viola
Kristiana Alipieva – Violoncello
Music and Dance Events
14.08.2022

EUGENE ONEGIN Opera by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Duration 3:15 Intermission 2
Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base, Pancharevo Quarter, 9 Samokovsko Shosse Blvd.
Preformed in russian, bulgarian and english subtitles
Music and Dance Events
14.08.2022

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Ballet by Fikret Amirov

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Opera on the peaks - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks, Belogradchik
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
15.08.2022

CARMEN Opera by Georges Bizet

Duration 3:00 Intermission 1
Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National
Rowing Base, Pancharevo Quarter, 9
Samokovsko Shosse Blvd.
It is performed in French, with Bulgarian and English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.08.2022

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Ballet by Fikret Amirov

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Opera on the peaks - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks, Belogradchik
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
18.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
"Opera on the peaks" - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks,
Belogradchik Performed in Bulgarian, with English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
19.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
"Opera on the peaks" - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks,
Belogradchik Performed in Bulgarian, with English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
19.08.2022

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Ballet by Fikret Amirov

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Opera on the peaks - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks, Belogradchik
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
20.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
"Opera on the peaks" - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks,
Belogradchik Performed in Bulgarian, with English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
20.08.2022

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Ballet by Fikret Amirov

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Opera on the peaks - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks, Belogradchik
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
21.08.2022

FROSCH STRING QUARTET | Share the music

Soloist/s
Ensemble
Frosch String Quartet
Program
Henryk Górecki - Quasi una Fantasia
Robert Schumann - String Quartet No.3 in A major, Op.41
Music and Dance Events
21.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
"Opera on the peaks" - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks,
Belogradchik Performed in Bulgarian, with English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
21.08.2022

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Ballet by Fikret Amirov

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
Opera on the peaks - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks, Belogradchik
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
25.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
"Opera on the peaks" - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks,
Belogradchik Performed in Bulgarian, with English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
26.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
"Opera on the peaks" - Belogradchik Open stage in front of Belogradchik rocks,
Belogradchik Performed in Bulgarian, with English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
27.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
Ancient Theatre - Plovdiv 4, Tsar Ivaylo Str. Plovdiv
Performed in Bulgarian, with English
subtitles
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
UNDER THE PATRONAG E OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF MR RUMEN RADEV, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
28.08.2022

VOCAL ENSEMBLE “SLAVYANI” | Share the music

Conductor
Slavil Dimitrov
Soloist/s
Ensemble
Vocal Ensemble “Slavyani”
About the Event
Music Kaleidoscope
Music and Dance Events
28.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
Ancient Theatre - Plovdiv 4, Tsar Ivaylo Str. Plovdiv
Performed in Bulgarian, with English
subtitles
Music and Dance Events
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

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
Exhibitions
16.08.2022 - 16.10.2022

LORD KRISHNA

The exhibition presents 13 miniatures and 6 sculptures from the National Gallery collection.
The god of protection, compassion, tenderness and love, Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, and mythology. In literature, miniatures, and sculpture, he is represented in a variety of subjects and roles, recreating iconic moments from the narratives and beliefs about him.
The most popular are the representations of him as a baby endowed with special powers, holding a pot of butter; as a little boy dancing on the many heads of the naga, Kāliyā; as the seven-year-old Shrinathji, with his arm extended upwards, symbolising the rescue of his devotees from a disastrous storm.
Alongside the legends, his heroic battles, unfolding in a combination of different moments in time and place, have provided a wealth of material for the imagination of artists. His love adventures with the cowherd women, known as gopis, are richly illustrated. In one sculpture, he is represented as Krishna playing the flute, while in a miniature, in a moment of play or intimacy with Radha, the most beloved of all the gopis.
The exhibition was prepared by Zlatka Dimitrova and Alexandra Yaneva, curators at the National Gallery.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
01.06.2022 - 23.10.2022

THE LAST FIRST

Museum of Art from the Socialist Period
Through the image of Todor Zhivkov in the works of Bulgarian and foreign artists, the exhibition aims to shed light on a complex aspect of the art of the totalitarian epoch, namely the relationship between art and power. Some 60 works of painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, documents and original manuscripts, visualise the interdependence of the creative intelligentsia of Bulgaria and the personality of the longest-serving Communist leader among the nations of Eastern Europe. The names of Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Nenov, Vasil Barakov, Vasil Stoilov, Vera Nedkova, Nikolay Shmirgela, Alexander Poplilov, and Svetlin Rusev stand out among the artists.
With only a few exceptions, the works in this exhibition have never been shown to the public. This fully applies to the drawings by the People’s Artists (the highest honorary title in the field of figurative arts prior to 1989), compiled in a jubilee compendium as a representative gift from the Union of Bulgarian Artists for Todor Zhivkov’s 70th birthday.
Beyond the political act of attested gratitude to the Communist Party in the person of its leader, these works can also be seen as a curious and hitherto unknown page in the history of Bulgarian art.
A small but significant section of the exhibition presents several political posters created in 2018 by former students of the Poster and Visual Communication speciality at the National Academy of Arts. In them, the image of The First and the epoch he personified are perceived in hindsight and the evaluation of new generations.
Exhibitions
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

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.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’. The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
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
Exhibitions
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.
Exhibitions
31.08.2022

MAMMA MIA! Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff

Duration 3:00 with 1 intermission
Ancient Theatre - Plovdiv 4, Tsar Ivaylo Str. Plovdiv
Performed in Bulgarian, with English
subtitles
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