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Sunday 20 February 2022
14 February 2022 - 20 February 2022
May 2022
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.02.2022
Religious Holidays
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
01.02.2022

Philharmonica String Quartet

Chamber Hall
Soloist/s
Ensemble
Philharmonica String Quartet
Program
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No.15 in D minor, K.421/417b
Franz Schubert - String Quartet No. 14 in D minor " Death and the Maiden"
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
03.02.2022

Vesko Eschkenazy & Martin Panteleev

Conductor
Martin Panteleev
Soloist/s
Vesko Eschkenazy
Ensemble
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
Program
Henriëtte Bosmans - Concert piece for Violin and Orchestra / 1934 /
Jean Sibelius - Finlandia, Symphonic poem, Op. 26
Lyubomir Pipkov - Symphony No.1
Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op.20
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
04.02.2022

PRINCE IGOR

Opera by Alexandеr Borodin
Duration 2:50 Intermission 1
Main hall 1
It is performed in Russian, with Bulgarian and English subtitles
Music and Dance Events
04.02.2022

Sofia Quartet

Chamber Hall
Soloist/s
Vasilii Ilisavskii
Ensemble
Sofia Quartet
Program
Johannes Brahms - Piano Quintet, Op. 34 in F minor
Robert Schumann - String Quartet No.1 in A minor, Op.41
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
05.02.2022
Music and Dance Events
05.02.2022

WINNIE THE POOH

Musical for children by Andrey Drenikov
Chamber hall
It is performed in Bulgarian.
Music and Dance Events
05.02.2022

THE THREE PIGGIES

Music by Alexandar Raichev
Chamber hall
Music and Dance Events
05.02.2022

CARMEN

Opera by Georges Bizet
Duration 3:00 Intermission 1
Main hall
It is performed in French, with Bulgarian and English subtitles.
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
06.02.2022
Music and Dance Events
06.02.2022

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL

Opera for children by Engelbert Humperdinck
Chamber hall Sofia
Performed in Bulgarian.
Music and Dance Events
06.02.2022

LA CENERENTOLA

Opera by Gioachino Rossini
Duration 2:45 Intermission 1
Main hall
Performed in italian, with bulgarian and english subtitles.
Music and Dance Events
06.02.2022

Winterreise

Soloist/s
Gergana Rusekova
Simeon Zlatkov
Program
Franz Schubert - Winterreise
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
10.02.2022

Julian Rachlin & Nayden Todorov

Conductor
Nayden Todorov
Soloist/s
Julian Rachlin
Ensemble
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
Program
Dmitri Shostakovich - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1 in a moll, op.77
Paul Hindemith - Symphony: Mathis der Maler
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
11.02.2022

SLEEPING BEAUTY

ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Duration 2:45 Intermission 1
Main hall
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
12.02.2022
Music and Dance Events
12.02.2022

SLEEPING BEAUTY

ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Duration 2:45 Intermission 1
Main hall
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
13.02.2022

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – version adapted for children
Runnig time: 01:00
Chamber hall
Performed in Bulgarian.
Music and Dance Events
13.02.2022

Fortissimo – “Westside Story”

Conductor
Lyubomir Denev Jr.
Soloist/s
Ensemble
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
Music and Dance Events
13.02.2022

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Musical fairy-tale by Alexander Vladigerov
Chamber hall
Music and Dance Events
13.02.2022

LA DONNA DEL LAGO

Gioachino Rossini
Main hall
It is performed in Italian, with Bulgarian and English subtitles.
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
14.02.2022
Music and Dance Events
14.02.2022

THE MOZART IN LOVE

CONCERT ON THE OCCASION OF VALENTINE'S DAY
Chamber hall
Music and Dance Events
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
15.02.2022

Masterpieces of Eastern Orthodox Music

Conductor
Slavil Dimitrov
Soloist/s
Georgi Sultanov
Ensemble
National Philharmonic Choir
About the Event
Works by: Al. Arkhangelsky, Al. Grechaninov, D. Hristov, I. Dubinski, N. Kedrov-Father
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
17.02.2022

Wagner / Schnittke / Webern

Conductor
Simeon Pironkoff
Soloist/s
Borislava Taneva
Ensemble
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
Program
Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll, a symphonic poem for chamber orchestra
Alfred Schnittke - Concerto for piano and string orchestra (1979)
Anton Webern - Six Pieces
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
Exhibitions
18.02.2022

EUGENE ONEGIN

Opera by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
3:15 without intermission
Main hall
Preformed in russian, 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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
Exhibitions
19.02.2022
Music and Dance Events
19.02.2022

The last wish

children's musical by Dimitar Kostantaliev
Duration - 0:50
Chamber hall
Performed in Bulgarian.
Music and Dance Events
19.02.2022

SWAN LAKE

Ballet by P.I.Tchaikovsky
Duration 3:20 Intermission 3
Main hall
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
Exhibitions
20.02.2022

THE THREE PIGGIES

Music by Alexandar Raichev
Chamber hall
Music and Dance Events
20.02.2022

THE DAY OF FORGIVENESS

musical by Dimitar Kostantsaliev
Duration - 1:15
Chamber hall
Performed in Bulgarian
Music and Dance Events
20.02.2022

PRINCE IGOR

Opera by Alexandеr Borodin
Duration 2:50 Intermission 1
Main hall 1
It is performed in Russian, 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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
22.02.2022 - 29.05.2022

“A world gone mad...”

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition “A world gone mad...” - 110 years since the declaration of the Balkan War and 140 years since the birth of Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora.
The exhibition will run from February 22 till May 29, 2022. The story of the Balkan War is preserved thanks to archival and museum funds, documents, diaries, letters, photos, paintings, poems, books and periodicals, which recall the history and exploits of those generations of Bulgarians who sacrificed their lives in the name of national values, unity and a bright future. Many artists from different generations are either called upon or enlist as volunteers, inevitably linking not only their lives but their creative work with the Balkan War, as well as military art and the historical painting genre later on. Some of them are professors at the National Arts Academy or high school teachers, others have just completed their art degrees in Sofia and other European capitals, and the remainder are yet to pursue a degree.
Apart from paintings and graphics, sculptural works dedicated to the war can also be found. Young sculptors Ivan Lazarov, Angel Spasov, Anastas Dudulov and Yanko Pavlov are involved in the Balkan War, with Ivan Lazarov being the only one with a complete and consistent series of sculptures, namely They’ve Won, On a Knife Edge, At the Watering Hole, Superpowers and others. The National Museum of Military History’s funds have the richest collection of works by artists who participated in the wars. Some of Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov’s war-related works are stored at the Kyustendil Art Gallery. The National Art Gallery’s collection also houses some of the best examples of military art. Works related to the Balkan War, albeit fewer in numbers, including singles, can be found around collections of art galleries in the country – Varna, Plovdiv, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Kazanlak, Kardzhali, the State Archives Agency, and some in private collections. The project comes to fruition in partnership with The National Museum of Military History and Kyustendil’s Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov Art Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and a collection of documentaries owned by the Bulgarian National Film Library, the Bulgarian National Television, as well as Venelin Shurelov’s multimedia project Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov: Light and Spirit, realized in 2014 as commissioned by the 13 Centuries of Bulgaria Fund.
The visits to “The war! A world gone mad...” exhibition will be fully compliant with all current anti-epidemic measures.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located in Sofia, on 1, Gen. Gurko Str.
Text and image: official website of Sofia City Art Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
Exhibitions
23.02.2022 - 18.03.2022

INTIMATE WORLDS

Serdica Art Gallery presents Intimates Words. An Exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva.
The exhibition will run from February 23 till March 3, 2022.
Intimate Words is the fifth solo exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva. The exposition includes new and unprecedented works.
Serdica Art Gallery is located at 90 B Tsar Samuil str. floor 2, Women's Market, Sofia.
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
22.02.2022 - 29.05.2022

“A world gone mad...”

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition “A world gone mad...” - 110 years since the declaration of the Balkan War and 140 years since the birth of Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora.
The exhibition will run from February 22 till May 29, 2022. The story of the Balkan War is preserved thanks to archival and museum funds, documents, diaries, letters, photos, paintings, poems, books and periodicals, which recall the history and exploits of those generations of Bulgarians who sacrificed their lives in the name of national values, unity and a bright future. Many artists from different generations are either called upon or enlist as volunteers, inevitably linking not only their lives but their creative work with the Balkan War, as well as military art and the historical painting genre later on. Some of them are professors at the National Arts Academy or high school teachers, others have just completed their art degrees in Sofia and other European capitals, and the remainder are yet to pursue a degree.
Apart from paintings and graphics, sculptural works dedicated to the war can also be found. Young sculptors Ivan Lazarov, Angel Spasov, Anastas Dudulov and Yanko Pavlov are involved in the Balkan War, with Ivan Lazarov being the only one with a complete and consistent series of sculptures, namely They’ve Won, On a Knife Edge, At the Watering Hole, Superpowers and others. The National Museum of Military History’s funds have the richest collection of works by artists who participated in the wars. Some of Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov’s war-related works are stored at the Kyustendil Art Gallery. The National Art Gallery’s collection also houses some of the best examples of military art. Works related to the Balkan War, albeit fewer in numbers, including singles, can be found around collections of art galleries in the country – Varna, Plovdiv, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Kazanlak, Kardzhali, the State Archives Agency, and some in private collections. The project comes to fruition in partnership with The National Museum of Military History and Kyustendil’s Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov Art Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and a collection of documentaries owned by the Bulgarian National Film Library, the Bulgarian National Television, as well as Venelin Shurelov’s multimedia project Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov: Light and Spirit, realized in 2014 as commissioned by the 13 Centuries of Bulgaria Fund.
The visits to “The war! A world gone mad...” exhibition will be fully compliant with all current anti-epidemic measures.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located in Sofia, on 1, Gen. Gurko Str.
Text and image: official website of Sofia City Art Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
Exhibitions
23.02.2022 - 18.03.2022

INTIMATE WORLDS

Serdica Art Gallery presents Intimates Words. An Exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva.
The exhibition will run from February 23 till March 3, 2022.
Intimate Words is the fifth solo exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva. The exposition includes new and unprecedented works.
Serdica Art Gallery is located at 90 B Tsar Samuil str. floor 2, Women's Market, Sofia.
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 26.06.2022

LANDSCAPES

Vera Nedkova House Museum presents the exhibition LANDSCAPES. Vera Nedkova. Kaliya Kalacheva.
The exhibition will run from February 24 till July 24, 2022. Vera Nedkova House Museum is located at 2 “11 th August Str”, Sofia.
The current exhibition focuses on one of the most popular genres in painting—landscape. Works by Vera Nedkova from the National Gallery collection created in the 1960s and 1970s and paintings by Kaliya Kalacheva are on display.
Artists of different creative pursuits, styles and techniques, Vera Nedkova (1906–1996) and Kaliya Kalacheva (b. 1986) correspond in an unusual way in their search for a different perspective of communication and perception of contemporary art.
Text and image: official website of National Gallery
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
22.02.2022 - 29.05.2022

“A world gone mad...”

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition “A world gone mad...” - 110 years since the declaration of the Balkan War and 140 years since the birth of Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora.
The exhibition will run from February 22 till May 29, 2022. The story of the Balkan War is preserved thanks to archival and museum funds, documents, diaries, letters, photos, paintings, poems, books and periodicals, which recall the history and exploits of those generations of Bulgarians who sacrificed their lives in the name of national values, unity and a bright future. Many artists from different generations are either called upon or enlist as volunteers, inevitably linking not only their lives but their creative work with the Balkan War, as well as military art and the historical painting genre later on. Some of them are professors at the National Arts Academy or high school teachers, others have just completed their art degrees in Sofia and other European capitals, and the remainder are yet to pursue a degree.
Apart from paintings and graphics, sculptural works dedicated to the war can also be found. Young sculptors Ivan Lazarov, Angel Spasov, Anastas Dudulov and Yanko Pavlov are involved in the Balkan War, with Ivan Lazarov being the only one with a complete and consistent series of sculptures, namely They’ve Won, On a Knife Edge, At the Watering Hole, Superpowers and others. The National Museum of Military History’s funds have the richest collection of works by artists who participated in the wars. Some of Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov’s war-related works are stored at the Kyustendil Art Gallery. The National Art Gallery’s collection also houses some of the best examples of military art. Works related to the Balkan War, albeit fewer in numbers, including singles, can be found around collections of art galleries in the country – Varna, Plovdiv, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Kazanlak, Kardzhali, the State Archives Agency, and some in private collections. The project comes to fruition in partnership with The National Museum of Military History and Kyustendil’s Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov Art Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and a collection of documentaries owned by the Bulgarian National Film Library, the Bulgarian National Television, as well as Venelin Shurelov’s multimedia project Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov: Light and Spirit, realized in 2014 as commissioned by the 13 Centuries of Bulgaria Fund.
The visits to “The war! A world gone mad...” exhibition will be fully compliant with all current anti-epidemic measures.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located in Sofia, on 1, Gen. Gurko Str.
Text and image: official website of Sofia City Art Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
Exhibitions
24.02.2022

Stathis Karapanos & Sébastien Rouland

Conductor
Sébastien Rouland
Soloist/s
Stathis Karapanos
Ensemble
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
Exhibitions
23.02.2022 - 18.03.2022

INTIMATE WORLDS

Serdica Art Gallery presents Intimates Words. An Exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva.
The exhibition will run from February 23 till March 3, 2022.
Intimate Words is the fifth solo exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva. The exposition includes new and unprecedented works.
Serdica Art Gallery is located at 90 B Tsar Samuil str. floor 2, Women's Market, Sofia.
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 26.06.2022

LANDSCAPES

Vera Nedkova House Museum presents the exhibition LANDSCAPES. Vera Nedkova. Kaliya Kalacheva.
The exhibition will run from February 24 till July 24, 2022. Vera Nedkova House Museum is located at 2 “11 th August Str”, Sofia.
The current exhibition focuses on one of the most popular genres in painting—landscape. Works by Vera Nedkova from the National Gallery collection created in the 1960s and 1970s and paintings by Kaliya Kalacheva are on display.
Artists of different creative pursuits, styles and techniques, Vera Nedkova (1906–1996) and Kaliya Kalacheva (b. 1986) correspond in an unusual way in their search for a different perspective of communication and perception of contemporary art.
Text and image: official website of National Gallery
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
22.02.2022 - 29.05.2022

“A world gone mad...”

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition “A world gone mad...” - 110 years since the declaration of the Balkan War and 140 years since the birth of Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora.
The exhibition will run from February 22 till May 29, 2022. The story of the Balkan War is preserved thanks to archival and museum funds, documents, diaries, letters, photos, paintings, poems, books and periodicals, which recall the history and exploits of those generations of Bulgarians who sacrificed their lives in the name of national values, unity and a bright future. Many artists from different generations are either called upon or enlist as volunteers, inevitably linking not only their lives but their creative work with the Balkan War, as well as military art and the historical painting genre later on. Some of them are professors at the National Arts Academy or high school teachers, others have just completed their art degrees in Sofia and other European capitals, and the remainder are yet to pursue a degree.
Apart from paintings and graphics, sculptural works dedicated to the war can also be found. Young sculptors Ivan Lazarov, Angel Spasov, Anastas Dudulov and Yanko Pavlov are involved in the Balkan War, with Ivan Lazarov being the only one with a complete and consistent series of sculptures, namely They’ve Won, On a Knife Edge, At the Watering Hole, Superpowers and others. The National Museum of Military History’s funds have the richest collection of works by artists who participated in the wars. Some of Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov’s war-related works are stored at the Kyustendil Art Gallery. The National Art Gallery’s collection also houses some of the best examples of military art. Works related to the Balkan War, albeit fewer in numbers, including singles, can be found around collections of art galleries in the country – Varna, Plovdiv, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Kazanlak, Kardzhali, the State Archives Agency, and some in private collections. The project comes to fruition in partnership with The National Museum of Military History and Kyustendil’s Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov Art Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and a collection of documentaries owned by the Bulgarian National Film Library, the Bulgarian National Television, as well as Venelin Shurelov’s multimedia project Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov: Light and Spirit, realized in 2014 as commissioned by the 13 Centuries of Bulgaria Fund.
The visits to “The war! A world gone mad...” exhibition will be fully compliant with all current anti-epidemic measures.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located in Sofia, on 1, Gen. Gurko Str.
Text and image: official website of Sofia City Art Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
Exhibitions
25.02.2022

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Ballet adapted for children after the music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Duration - 0:50
Chamber hall
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
Exhibitions
23.02.2022 - 18.03.2022

INTIMATE WORLDS

Serdica Art Gallery presents Intimates Words. An Exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva.
The exhibition will run from February 23 till March 3, 2022.
Intimate Words is the fifth solo exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva. The exposition includes new and unprecedented works.
Serdica Art Gallery is located at 90 B Tsar Samuil str. floor 2, Women's Market, Sofia.
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 26.06.2022

LANDSCAPES

Vera Nedkova House Museum presents the exhibition LANDSCAPES. Vera Nedkova. Kaliya Kalacheva.
The exhibition will run from February 24 till July 24, 2022. Vera Nedkova House Museum is located at 2 “11 th August Str”, Sofia.
The current exhibition focuses on one of the most popular genres in painting—landscape. Works by Vera Nedkova from the National Gallery collection created in the 1960s and 1970s and paintings by Kaliya Kalacheva are on display.
Artists of different creative pursuits, styles and techniques, Vera Nedkova (1906–1996) and Kaliya Kalacheva (b. 1986) correspond in an unusual way in their search for a different perspective of communication and perception of contemporary art.
Text and image: official website of National Gallery
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
22.02.2022 - 29.05.2022

“A world gone mad...”

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition “A world gone mad...” - 110 years since the declaration of the Balkan War and 140 years since the birth of Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora.
The exhibition will run from February 22 till May 29, 2022. The story of the Balkan War is preserved thanks to archival and museum funds, documents, diaries, letters, photos, paintings, poems, books and periodicals, which recall the history and exploits of those generations of Bulgarians who sacrificed their lives in the name of national values, unity and a bright future. Many artists from different generations are either called upon or enlist as volunteers, inevitably linking not only their lives but their creative work with the Balkan War, as well as military art and the historical painting genre later on. Some of them are professors at the National Arts Academy or high school teachers, others have just completed their art degrees in Sofia and other European capitals, and the remainder are yet to pursue a degree.
Apart from paintings and graphics, sculptural works dedicated to the war can also be found. Young sculptors Ivan Lazarov, Angel Spasov, Anastas Dudulov and Yanko Pavlov are involved in the Balkan War, with Ivan Lazarov being the only one with a complete and consistent series of sculptures, namely They’ve Won, On a Knife Edge, At the Watering Hole, Superpowers and others. The National Museum of Military History’s funds have the richest collection of works by artists who participated in the wars. Some of Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov’s war-related works are stored at the Kyustendil Art Gallery. The National Art Gallery’s collection also houses some of the best examples of military art. Works related to the Balkan War, albeit fewer in numbers, including singles, can be found around collections of art galleries in the country – Varna, Plovdiv, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Kazanlak, Kardzhali, the State Archives Agency, and some in private collections. The project comes to fruition in partnership with The National Museum of Military History and Kyustendil’s Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov Art Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and a collection of documentaries owned by the Bulgarian National Film Library, the Bulgarian National Television, as well as Venelin Shurelov’s multimedia project Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov: Light and Spirit, realized in 2014 as commissioned by the 13 Centuries of Bulgaria Fund.
The visits to “The war! A world gone mad...” exhibition will be fully compliant with all current anti-epidemic measures.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located in Sofia, on 1, Gen. Gurko Str.
Text and image: official website of Sofia City Art Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
Exhibitions
26.02.2022

SLEEPING BEAUTY

11:00
Ballet adapted for children after the music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Duration - 0:50
Chamber hall
Music and Dance Events
26.02.2022

SLEEPING BEAUTY

16:00
Ballet adapted for children after the music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Duration - 0:50
Chamber hall
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
Exhibitions
23.02.2022 - 18.03.2022

INTIMATE WORLDS

Serdica Art Gallery presents Intimates Words. An Exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva.
The exhibition will run from February 23 till March 3, 2022.
Intimate Words is the fifth solo exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva. The exposition includes new and unprecedented works.
Serdica Art Gallery is located at 90 B Tsar Samuil str. floor 2, Women's Market, Sofia.
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 26.06.2022

LANDSCAPES

Vera Nedkova House Museum presents the exhibition LANDSCAPES. Vera Nedkova. Kaliya Kalacheva.
The exhibition will run from February 24 till July 24, 2022. Vera Nedkova House Museum is located at 2 “11 th August Str”, Sofia.
The current exhibition focuses on one of the most popular genres in painting—landscape. Works by Vera Nedkova from the National Gallery collection created in the 1960s and 1970s and paintings by Kaliya Kalacheva are on display.
Artists of different creative pursuits, styles and techniques, Vera Nedkova (1906–1996) and Kaliya Kalacheva (b. 1986) correspond in an unusual way in their search for a different perspective of communication and perception of contemporary art.
Text and image: official website of National Gallery
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
22.02.2022 - 29.05.2022

“A world gone mad...”

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition “A world gone mad...” - 110 years since the declaration of the Balkan War and 140 years since the birth of Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora.
The exhibition will run from February 22 till May 29, 2022. The story of the Balkan War is preserved thanks to archival and museum funds, documents, diaries, letters, photos, paintings, poems, books and periodicals, which recall the history and exploits of those generations of Bulgarians who sacrificed their lives in the name of national values, unity and a bright future. Many artists from different generations are either called upon or enlist as volunteers, inevitably linking not only their lives but their creative work with the Balkan War, as well as military art and the historical painting genre later on. Some of them are professors at the National Arts Academy or high school teachers, others have just completed their art degrees in Sofia and other European capitals, and the remainder are yet to pursue a degree.
Apart from paintings and graphics, sculptural works dedicated to the war can also be found. Young sculptors Ivan Lazarov, Angel Spasov, Anastas Dudulov and Yanko Pavlov are involved in the Balkan War, with Ivan Lazarov being the only one with a complete and consistent series of sculptures, namely They’ve Won, On a Knife Edge, At the Watering Hole, Superpowers and others. The National Museum of Military History’s funds have the richest collection of works by artists who participated in the wars. Some of Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov’s war-related works are stored at the Kyustendil Art Gallery. The National Art Gallery’s collection also houses some of the best examples of military art. Works related to the Balkan War, albeit fewer in numbers, including singles, can be found around collections of art galleries in the country – Varna, Plovdiv, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Kazanlak, Kardzhali, the State Archives Agency, and some in private collections. The project comes to fruition in partnership with The National Museum of Military History and Kyustendil’s Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov Art Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and a collection of documentaries owned by the Bulgarian National Film Library, the Bulgarian National Television, as well as Venelin Shurelov’s multimedia project Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov: Light and Spirit, realized in 2014 as commissioned by the 13 Centuries of Bulgaria Fund.
The visits to “The war! A world gone mad...” exhibition will be fully compliant with all current anti-epidemic measures.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located in Sofia, on 1, Gen. Gurko Str.
Text and image: official website of Sofia City Art Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
Exhibitions
27.02.2022

SLEEPING BEAUTY

11:00
Ballet adapted for children after the music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Duration - 0:50
Chamber hall
Music and Dance Events
27.02.2022

SLEEPING BEAUTY

16:00
Ballet adapted for children after the music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Duration - 0:50
Chamber hall
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
26.10.2021 - 31.05.2022

DECHKO UZUNOV. DIALOGUES IN THE STUDIO

Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery presents the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in the Studio. October 2021 – May 31 2022
For more than 10 years, the art studio of one of Bulgaria’s greatest artists and intellectuals, Dechko Uzunov, was not accessible to the public. There is already the opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s world and feel the atmosphere in which he created his art. Dechko Uzunov spent the last years of his life in his studio.
The theme of venues where Dechko Uzunov created his artworks is elaborated on in the exhibition Dechko Uzunov. Dialogues in Art presented at the gallery adjacent to the studio. Through the years, Uzunov’s teaching and diplomatic assignments turned this venue into a place where the artist managed to strike a balance between his personal space and social life.
Artworks presenting models at the studio reveal the many dialogues the artist had with himself and his students. Dialogues about the personal and the social, and, not less importantly, about art and reality.
This exhibition features works belonging to the permanent collections of Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, Nikola Marinov Targoviste City Art Gallery, Kazanlak City Art Gallery and private collections.
Dechko Uzunov Art Gallery is located at 24 Dragan Tsankov Blvd, Sofia. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Free entrance.
Exhibitions
23.02.2022 - 18.03.2022

INTIMATE WORLDS

Serdica Art Gallery presents Intimates Words. An Exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva.
The exhibition will run from February 23 till March 3, 2022.
Intimate Words is the fifth solo exhibition of Mihaela Zoeva. The exposition includes new and unprecedented works.
Serdica Art Gallery is located at 90 B Tsar Samuil str. floor 2, Women's Market, Sofia.
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 26.06.2022

LANDSCAPES

Vera Nedkova House Museum presents the exhibition LANDSCAPES. Vera Nedkova. Kaliya Kalacheva.
The exhibition will run from February 24 till July 24, 2022. Vera Nedkova House Museum is located at 2 “11 th August Str”, Sofia.
The current exhibition focuses on one of the most popular genres in painting—landscape. Works by Vera Nedkova from the National Gallery collection created in the 1960s and 1970s and paintings by Kaliya Kalacheva are on display.
Artists of different creative pursuits, styles and techniques, Vera Nedkova (1906–1996) and Kaliya Kalacheva (b. 1986) correspond in an unusual way in their search for a different perspective of communication and perception of contemporary art.
Text and image: official website of National Gallery
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
10.02.2022 - 21.04.2022

SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys

Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents SPARKS OF IMAGINATION: on the Frequencies of Beuys.
The exhibition will run from February 10 till April 21, 2022.
In 2021, Germany and the world celebrated the centennial of the birth of Joseph Beuys. In Bulgaria, the question was: who is Joseph Beuys and what does he have to do with Bulgarian art?
The exhibition seeks the artistic expression of the sparks that ignited the need to rethink social reality, the search for new forms of creativity and freedom of spirit— both for Beuys and for Bulgarian artists. The exhibition goes beyond the traditionally designated temporary exhibition galleries in Kvadrat 500, ‘conquering’ new areas, including incursions into the permanent exposition. ‘Sparks of Imagination: on Frequencies of Beuys’ is a project of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in cooperation with the National Gallery in Sofia, and the Art Affairs and Documents Foundation.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: Kvadrat 500 National Gallery
Exhibitions
14.01.2022 - 15.05.2022

STATES OF IDEOLOGY

Museum of Art from The Socialist Period presents the exhibition STATES OF IDEOLOGY. It will run until May 15 2022.
Twenty nine works from the foreign section of the National Gallery’s collection feature artists from different countries who, to one degree or another, have in one way or another a bearing on the ideology of socialism in the second half of the twentieth century.
With few exceptions, the collection of these works began in the early 1970s, and most of them were acquired through purchases from the International Exhibition of Realistic Painting in Sofia. The first edition of this art forum was in 1973 and took place every three years until the end of the 1980s. It involves mostly artists from the former socialist camp, as well as authors from Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, West Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and others. The exhibition curated by Nikolai Ushtavaliiski aims to show the official face of art, living under the common denominator of ideological doctrine, but also to offer a modern perspective on the period. The fulcrums of such a concept are in the national peculiarities of the individual art schools, as well as in the presence of thematic-plot interpretations, revealing the lesser-known, even everyday-life faces of this art.
Museum of Art from the Socialist Period is located in Sofia, on 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.
Image: https://nationalgallery.bg
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
14.12.2021 - 20.03.2022

The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom

The Palace National Gallery presents The Time Has Come to Talk of Many Things…from the Art Collection Telekom. The exhibition will run from December 14, 2021 till March 20, 2022.
Displayed on two floors of the Palace, there are over 70 works by 37 artists from 21 countries, including Bulgaria, from one of the most iconic collections of contemporary art, that of Deutsche Telekom, launched in 2010 and focusing on the art of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition at the National Gallery is the ninth major museum presentation of Art Collection Telekom since its creation. It is not the first time that Bulgarians see some of the artworks: the difference now is in the approach to the work, the selection, the catalogue publication.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Palace National Gallery.,br> The Palace National Gallery is located at 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of The Palace National Gallery
Exhibitions
17.02.2022 - 17.04.2022

WE/RE NATURE. BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA

National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition WE/RE NATURE BORJANA VENTZISLAVOVA - 17/02/2022 - 17/04/2022
The exhibition, entitled Ghost Lights, consists of a series of photographs depicting both natural landscapes and elements of civilization — an ATM, a petrol station, a gun shop, etc.—and, in all, is the light symbolizing man and his presence/absence. According to Borjana Ventzislavova, ‘Light is a particularly important symbol: it can be a beginning but also an end, can be hot or cold, sustain life, but also destroy it.’ In her film, ‘We The Nature’, the artist gives nature a voice that sends its messages to people, calling for a change in the way we treat the environment and its resources once and for all, before it is too late. The ‘We Are/Were’ installation, which transfers elements of nature and light directly into the gallery, is also on display.
The topic of ecocide is poorly covered in Bulgaria. Borjana Ventzislavova’s works draw our attention to the fact that causing substantial damage to the environment, the destruction or loss of the ecosystem of a certain territory to the extent that the life of its inhabitants is or will be seriously impaired and endangered, must be legally terminated.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Kvadrat 500 National Gallery.
Kvadrat 500 National Gallery is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
Text and image: official web site of National Gallery Kvadrat 500
Exhibitions
22.02.2022 - 29.05.2022

“A world gone mad...”

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition “A world gone mad...” - 110 years since the declaration of the Balkan War and 140 years since the birth of Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora.
The exhibition will run from February 22 till May 29, 2022. The story of the Balkan War is preserved thanks to archival and museum funds, documents, diaries, letters, photos, paintings, poems, books and periodicals, which recall the history and exploits of those generations of Bulgarians who sacrificed their lives in the name of national values, unity and a bright future. Many artists from different generations are either called upon or enlist as volunteers, inevitably linking not only their lives but their creative work with the Balkan War, as well as military art and the historical painting genre later on. Some of them are professors at the National Arts Academy or high school teachers, others have just completed their art degrees in Sofia and other European capitals, and the remainder are yet to pursue a degree.
Apart from paintings and graphics, sculptural works dedicated to the war can also be found. Young sculptors Ivan Lazarov, Angel Spasov, Anastas Dudulov and Yanko Pavlov are involved in the Balkan War, with Ivan Lazarov being the only one with a complete and consistent series of sculptures, namely They’ve Won, On a Knife Edge, At the Watering Hole, Superpowers and others. The National Museum of Military History’s funds have the richest collection of works by artists who participated in the wars. Some of Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov’s war-related works are stored at the Kyustendil Art Gallery. The National Art Gallery’s collection also houses some of the best examples of military art. Works related to the Balkan War, albeit fewer in numbers, including singles, can be found around collections of art galleries in the country – Varna, Plovdiv, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Sliven, Kazanlak, Kardzhali, the State Archives Agency, and some in private collections. The project comes to fruition in partnership with The National Museum of Military History and Kyustendil’s Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov Art Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog and a collection of documentaries owned by the Bulgarian National Film Library, the Bulgarian National Television, as well as Venelin Shurelov’s multimedia project Vladimir “The Master” Dimitrov: Light and Spirit, realized in 2014 as commissioned by the 13 Centuries of Bulgaria Fund.
The visits to “The war! A world gone mad...” exhibition will be fully compliant with all current anti-epidemic measures.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located in Sofia, on 1, Gen. Gurko Str.
Text and image: official website of Sofia City Art Gallery
Exhibitions
01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Тhe exhibition will run till February 28, 2022. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
18.02.2022 - 08.05.2022

“The Hat – Then and Now”

REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM – SOFIA presents the exhibition “The Hat – Then and Now”. It will run until May 8, 2022.
"The Hat - Then and Now" points to the Sofia fashion area with the ruling Bulgarian tastes and foreign influences. The chronological line in the exhibition starts from the end of the 19th century, continues through the revolutionary XX century and leads the visitor to the current trends.
The exposition concept draws attention to the hat both as a functional necessity and an aesthetic sign. Allocates a place in the exhibition of historical examples, a product of Sofia fashion designers and studios or imported from abroad. These accessories are part of the fund of the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The other part of the exhibition presents modern hats. The women's ones are by the designer Irina Sardareva. Along with her original projects, she restored the hats from the Museum's collection. The men are the work of Georgi Sardarev. The exhibition "The Hat - Then and Now" is located in the hall "Temporary Exhibitions" on the ground floor of the Regional History Museum - Sofia (1 Banski Square).
The visits are carried out in the period February 17 - May 8, 2022 in compliance with all current anti-epidemic measures.
*"The Hat - Then and Now" is made by the Regional History Museum - Sofia in collaboration with "House of Hats" by designer Irina Sardareva.
Image: Regional History Museum – Sofia
Exhibitions
28.02.2022

Ludmil Angelov & Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Chamber Hall
Soloist/s
Ludmil Angelov
Ensemble
The Philharmonic Wind Quintet
About the Event
Works by: W. A. Mozart, C. Saint–Saëns and Fr. Poulenc
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