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Friday 17 June 2022
13 June 2022 - 19 June 2022
August 2022
28.01.2022 - 07.09.2022

Moon Impact. A geological story

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


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

Worthy of Freedom

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


Vera Nedkova House Museum presents the exhibition LANDSCAPES. Vera Nedkova. Kaliya Kalacheva.
The exhibition will run from February 24 till July 24, 2022. Vera Nedkova House Museum is located at 2 “11 th August Str”, Sofia.
The current exhibition focuses on one of the most popular genres in painting—landscape. Works by Vera Nedkova from the National Gallery collection created in the 1960s and 1970s and paintings by Kaliya Kalacheva are on display.
Artists of different creative pursuits, styles and techniques, Vera Nedkova (1906–1996) and Kaliya Kalacheva (b. 1986) correspond in an unusual way in their search for a different perspective of communication and perception of contemporary art.
Text and image: official website of National Gallery
07.04.2022 - 19.06.2022

BOGDAN ALEKSANDROV. Painting as a Continuous Script

National Gallery - The Palace presents the exhibition BOGDAN ALEKSANDROV. Painting as a Continuous Script (7/04/2022 - 19/06/2022).
National Gallery - The Palace is located at 1 Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia.
The exhibition includes a selection of Bogdan Aleksandrov’s most significant works and underlines his place in the context of contemporary Bulgarian art. The forty large-format portraits and compositions, created since 2010, present in cycles various aspects of the artist’s oeuvre (including ‘Triads’, ‘Purgatorium’, ‘Pareidolia: Staged Portraits’, and ‘Vertigo: Portraits Without Diagnosis’), with some being shown for the first time.
Image and text: official website of National Gallery.
27.04.2022 - 26.06.2022


National Gallery Kvadrat 500 presents the exhibition FILM OF EMERGENCY/UKRANIAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO ART.
7/04/2022 - 26/06/2022. National Gallery Kvadrat 500 is located at 1, 19th February St, St Alexander Nevsky Sq, Sofia.
The National Gallery invites you to an exhibition of contemporary film and video art from Ukraine. The careful selection is the work of the famous Ukrainian artist Mykola Ridnyi, living in Kyiv, at the invitation of the Gallery’s director Iaroslava Bubnova. The project “Urgent topics. Ukrainian Experimental Film and Video Art” is located in the exhibition spaces of Square 500 and is the subtle form in which the National Gallery directly supports its participants from Ukraine.
Image and text: official website of National Gallery.
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022


Sofia City Art Gallery (SCAG) presents the exhibition REALITY AND MYSTICISM
An exhibition within the framework of The Other Eye Project. 27/04/2022 - 10/07/2022.
Sofia City Art Gallery is located at 1 Gen. Gurko str, Sofia.
The Other Eye is a SCAG project presenting periodically exhibitions designed and curated by non-art historian outside curators who select works from the gallery’s permanent collection to create thought-provoking art projects of their own. For its new exhibition under the project, the gallery has invited as curator Georgi Voynov, an economist and longtime contemporary art collector.
Georgi Voynov focuses on the charitable donation of artworks, as well as on the reality and mysticism in the works of specific artists belonging to the genres of graphic arts and sculpture.
The exhibition presents four notable Bulgarian graphic artists and their view of the world. The artworks featured in the exhibition are characterized by thematic and genre (printmaking and sculpture) diversity, yet they have one thing in common, namely all of them have become part of the permanent collection of the Sofia City Art Gallery through charitable donations. The exhibition features 82 graphic artworks and 15 small-scale sculptures created by artists belonging to different generations, with differing aesthetic views, philosophies of life and means of expression.
The exhibition features artworks handpicked by the artists who created them to be added to the SCAG graphic arts and sculpture collections as charitable donations, as well as artworks presented to the gallery by the heirs of renowned Bulgarian artists.
Veselin Staykov and Preslav Karshovski seek their themes in the real visible world. With Rumen Skorchev and Nikolay Maystorov eternal parables and sentimental memories are enveloped in mysticism and related to imaginary creatures and situations. The rough mark left by life reflected in Margarita Radeva’s ceramic portraits contrasts with the soft plastic shapes of Margarit Tsanev’s miniature sculptures thus blending these artworks with the graphic artworks presented in the exhibition.
Looking back at the collections donated to the SCAG, this exhibition shows appreciation and respect for donors for their noble gesture which is commensurate with the artistic merit of the donated artworks. Charitable donation of artworks is a matter of personal choice, yet it has a great social impact and significance.
Image and text: official website of SCAG
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
21.04.2022 - 30.11.2022


National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
14.05.2022 - 26.06.2022


Kvadrat 500 National Gallery presents the exhibition BEING DIFFERENT IS A PRIVILEGE. 14/05/2022 - 26/06/2022
BEING DIFFERENT IS A PRIVILEGE presents the achievements of creatively therapeutic workshops in ceramics, and materializes a part of the inner world of people with autism that often remains inaccessible to others. And it is just as beautiful as their pure and unfeigned intentions, which have found expression in the forms and objects they have created.
The space housing the ‘New Prospects Through the Arts and Crafts: Art and Jump’ Centre in Sofia is filled with a particular mutual warmth, sharedness and trust in welcoming children, youths, parents, friends, and like-minded people. In the ceramics, textile and dance ateliers, the center’s team has, since 2010, been conducting training sessions and alternative therapies. In 2013, dedicated parents and professionals set up the Foundation for Assistance to People with Developmental Disabilities, whose credo relates to an understanding that each person is unique and has the right to happiness and equal opportunities in achieving it.
Compassion, tolerance, and empathy do not come about by means of laws, but germinate and grow in people’s hearts and souls. Doing good, volunteering and charitableness stimulate the tireless work to perform kindnesses.
Text and image: official website of National Gallery.
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022


20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: Kvadrat 500, 
The exhibition at Kvadrat 500 presents the impressive, dramatic and enigmatic image of the classic of Bulgarian art, Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master (1882–1960) in a series of self-portraits, paintings, graphic and sculptural portraits by his contemporaries, including Vasil Stoilov, Stoyan Venev, Boris Georgiev, Ivan Mrkvička, Asen Vasiliev, Boris Kolev, Andrey Nikolov, and Ivan Lazarov; and documentary photographs and film footage, some being shown to the public for the first time. Gathered together, The Master’s self-portraits stand as a psychogram of this cloaked and anguished soul. In Vasil Stoilov’s words, they ‘mark the steps he ascended and from which he tumbled down many times’.
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022


20/05/2022 - 28/08/2022
Venue: The Palace
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022


17/05/2022 - 17/07/2022
The exhibition “Awakening Between the Lines” combines literature and fine art. Following a creative writing course with British authors Dr Will Buckingham and Dr Hannah Stevens of Wind&Bones, the WomenSurvivors (#женитеSurvivors) created 30 flash fiction micro-stories. The final stories in English were edited by Will Buckingham and Hannah Stevens, and in Bulgarian by Nadezhda Radulova and Silvia Ivanova, with proofreading by Iva Koleva.
23 Bulgarian artists were invited to visualise these stories, and their works are included in the exhibition. Viewers have the opportunity to “read between the lines”, to experience the emotional impact of these artworks, both literary and visual, and the unique sensibilities of their creators.
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

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

“Human Life” – 120 Anniversary of Mimi Balkanska

Chamber Hall
Soloist/s Stefan Vrachev
Ensemble Bella Voce
Music and Dance Events