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Friday 01 July 2022
27 June 2022 - 03 July 2022
December 2022
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
28.06.2022 - 03.07.2022

FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2022 – Women

28.06.2022 – 3.07.2022
FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2022 – Women will take place in Sofia from June 28 till July 3, 2022.
Venue: Arena Armeec Sofia.
Details at: https://arenaarmeecsofia.net/
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Arena Armeec Sofia
Program of FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2022 – Women, Sofia
June 28
5:00 PM: Thailand – Korea
8:00 PM: Italy – Poland
June 29
5:00 PM: China - Brazil
8:00 PM: Dominican Republic – Bulgaria
June 30
1:30 PM: Korea – Brazil
4:30 PM: Thailand – Dominican Republic
8:00 PM: Poland – China
July 1 1:30 PM: Thailand – Italy
4:30 PM: China – Korea
8:00 PM: Poland – Bulgaria
July 2 1:30 PM: Brazil – Thailand
4:30 PM: Dominican Republic – Poland
8:00 PM: Italy – Bulgaria
July 3 1:30 PM: China – Dominican Republic 4:30 PM: Italy – Korea 8:00 PM: Brazil – Bulgaria
Sports Events
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.07.2022

A STORY WITH DUCKS, MECHO AND LISA

Military academy - small hall
Children's Opera by Georgi Kostov
Music and Dance Events
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
01.07.2022

A TO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022

From July 1 to July 3 A to JazZ festival will take place for the eleventh consecutive year in Yuzhen Park 2, Sofia.
Admission free!
July 2 - Yuzhen Park 2, Sofia.
18:00 JAZZANITZA
19:00 ALEX SIPIAGIN & BNR BIG BAND
20:00 RUTH KOLEVA
21:30 SNARKY PUPPY
The whole program of A to JazZ Festival 2022 on - http://www.atojazz.bg!
For more details, please visit http://www.atojazz.bg!
https://www.facebook.com/atojazzfestival
A to JazZ Festival is part of the Events Calendar 2022 of Sofia Municipality.
Festivals
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
28.06.2022 - 03.07.2022

FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2022 – Women

28.06.2022 – 3.07.2022
FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2022 – Women will take place in Sofia from June 28 till July 3, 2022.
Venue: Arena Armeec Sofia.
Details at: https://arenaarmeecsofia.net/
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Arena Armeec Sofia
Program of FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2022 – Women, Sofia
June 28
5:00 PM: Thailand – Korea
8:00 PM: Italy – Poland
June 29
5:00 PM: China - Brazil
8:00 PM: Dominican Republic – Bulgaria
June 30
1:30 PM: Korea – Brazil
4:30 PM: Thailand – Dominican Republic
8:00 PM: Poland – China
July 1 1:30 PM: Thailand – Italy
4:30 PM: China – Korea
8:00 PM: Poland – Bulgaria
July 2 1:30 PM: Brazil – Thailand
4:30 PM: Dominican Republic – Poland
8:00 PM: Italy – Bulgaria
July 3 1:30 PM: China – Dominican Republic 4:30 PM: Italy – Korea 8:00 PM: Brazil – Bulgaria
Sports Events
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
02.07.2022

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Military academy - small hall
Music and Dance Events
02.07.2022

A TO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022

From July 1 to July 3 A to JazZ festival will take place for the eleventh consecutive year in Yuzhen Park 2, Sofia.
Admission free!
A to JazZ festival opens on July 3, 2021, with a concert of Red Light District Project from Bulgaria. JOHN MCLAUGHLIN & THE 4TH DIMENSION are the headliners of the first festival’s night.
July 2 - Yuzhen Park 2, Sofia.
18:00 - RED LIGHT DISTRICT PROJECT
19:00 - SPECTRUM VOCAL BAND
20:00 - ADRIEN BRANDEIS QUARTET FEAT. ORLANDO POLEO
21:30 - JOHN MCLAUGHLIN & THE 4TH DIMENSION
The whole program of A to JazZ Festival 2022 on - http://www.atojazz.bg!
For more details, please visit http://www.atojazz.bg!
https://www.facebook.com/atojazzfestival
A to JazZ Festival is part of the Events Calendar 2022 of Sofia Municipality.
Festivals
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
28.06.2022 - 03.07.2022

FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2022 – Women

28.06.2022 – 3.07.2022
FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2022 – Women will take place in Sofia from June 28 till July 3, 2022.
Venue: Arena Armeec Sofia.
Details at: https://arenaarmeecsofia.net/
Tickets at the ticket-desk of Arena Armeec Sofia
Program of FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2022 – Women, Sofia
June 28
5:00 PM: Thailand – Korea
8:00 PM: Italy – Poland
June 29
5:00 PM: China - Brazil
8:00 PM: Dominican Republic – Bulgaria
June 30
1:30 PM: Korea – Brazil
4:30 PM: Thailand – Dominican Republic
8:00 PM: Poland – China
July 1 1:30 PM: Thailand – Italy
4:30 PM: China – Korea
8:00 PM: Poland – Bulgaria
July 2 1:30 PM: Brazil – Thailand
4:30 PM: Dominican Republic – Poland
8:00 PM: Italy – Bulgaria
July 3 1:30 PM: China – Dominican Republic 4:30 PM: Italy – Korea 8:00 PM: Brazil – Bulgaria
Sports Events
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
03.07.2022

The magic forest

Military academy - small hall
Performance for children by Julia Krasteva
Music and Dance Events
03.07.2022

A TO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022

From July 1 to July 3 A to JazZ festival will take place for the eleventh consecutive year in Yuzhen Park 2, Sofia.
Admission free!
A to JazZ festival opens on July 3, 2021, with a concert of Red Light District Project from Bulgaria. JOHN MCLAUGHLIN & THE 4TH DIMENSION are the headliners of the first festival’s night.
July 3 - Yuzhen Park 2, Sofia.
18:00DANIELA BELCHEVA QUARTET
19:00 TROMBOBBY x C-MO & ЕДИНСТВЕНИТЕ ИМ ПРИЯТЕЛИ
20:00 ILHAN ERSAHIN’S ISTANBUL SESSIONS
21:30 ROOSEVELT COLLIER
The whole program of A to JazZ Festival 2022 on - http://www.atojazz.bg!
For more details, please visit http://www.atojazz.bg!
https://www.facebook.com/atojazzfestival
A to JazZ Festival is part of the Events Calendar 2022 of Sofia Municipality.
Festivals
03.07.2022

LA DOLCE VITA | Share the music

Conductor
Grigor Palikarov
Soloist/s
Ensemble
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
About the Event
Works by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Stelvio Cipriani, Luis Bacalov and others.
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
08.07.2022

The magic forest

Military academy - small hall
Performance for children by Julia Krasteva
Music and Dance Events
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
08.07.2022

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Richard Wagner - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
09.07.2022

WINNIE THE POOH

Military academy - small hall
Musical by Andrey Drenikov
It is performed in Bulgarian
Music and Dance Events
09.07.2022

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Richard Wagner - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
27.04.2022 - 10.07.2022

REALITY AND MYSTICISM

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
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
10.07.2022

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Military academy - small hall
Music and Dance Events
10.07.2022
Music and Dance Events
10.07.2022

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Richard Wagner - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
12.07.2022

OFFICIAL CHANGE OF THE GUARD IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENCY BUILDING

In front of the Presidency

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

Festivals
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
14.07.2022

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Richard Wagner - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
15.07.2022

THE THREE PIGGIES

Military academy - small hall
Music and Dance Events
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
15.07.2022

OPENING Allegra Festival

Bulgaria Concert Hall Conductor
Nicolas Pasquet
Soloist/s Sergey Malov
Ensemble Allegra Festival Orchestra
Program
Carl Maria von Weber - Overture from Opera "Oberon"
Camille Saint-Saëns - Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61
Igor Stravinsky – Pulcinella
Festivals
15.07.2022

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Richard Wagner - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.07.2022

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Military academy - small hall
Music and Dance Events
16.07.2022

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Richard Wagner - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
07.05.2022 - 17.07.2022

AWAKENING BETWEEN THE LINES

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.
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
17.07.2022

THE THREE PIGGIES

Military academy - small hall
Music and Dance Events
17.07.2022

“ON THE SOUTH” | QUARTO QUARTET Share the music

Soloist/s
Ensemble
Quarto Quartet
About the Event
Astor Piazzolla “Tango Ballet”
I. Titulos II. La calle III. Encuentro-Olvido IV. Cabaret V. Soledad VI. La calle
Joaquin Turina “La oracion del torero”, Op. 34
Niccolo Paganini – “Grand Quartet”
Music and Dance Events
17.07.2022

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Richard Wagner - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
18.07.2022

A DUE Allegra Festival

Chamber Hall Soloist/s
Bobi Kostadinov
Victoria Vassilenko
About the Event
Franz Schubert
„Arpeggione-Sonata“ in a-minor D 821
1. Allegro Moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A-Major Op. 69
1. Allegro, ma non tanto
2. Scherzo. Allegro molto
3. Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace
Niccolò Paganini
Mosè-Fantasia – Variations on One String on a Theme
by Rossini Jacques Offenbach: Barcarolle from „The Tales of Hoffman“
Jérôme Ducros
“Encore”
Grigoras Dinicu/Jascha Heifetz
Hora Staccato
Festivals
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
19.07.2022

PARALELES Allegra Festival

Bulgaria Concert Hall Soloist/s
Gregory Ahss
László Fenyö
Nimrod Guez
Petar Naydenov
Sergey Malov
Program
Antonín Dvořák - String Quartet No.2, Op.77 in G major
Bedřich Smetana - String Quartet No. 1 E moll
Festivals
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
20.07.2022

MAJOR/S Allegra Festival

Bulgaria Concert Hall
Conductor
Gregory Ahss
Soloist/s
Ludmil Angelov
Ensemble
The Next Generation Orchestra
Program
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Serenade for String Orchestra in C major, Op. 48
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.21 in C Dur K.467
Festivals
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
21.07.2022

CONSTELATIONS Allegra Festival

Bulgaria Concert Hall
Soloist/s
Atanas Krastev
Boris Garlitsky
Kyril Zlotnikov
Lora Markova
Nimrod Guez
Pauline van der Rest
Sergey Malov
Wilfried Strehle
Program
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - String Octet in Es Dur, op.20
Franz Schubert - String Quintet with two cellos in C major, D.956, op.163
Festivals
21.07.2022

EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Ballet by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
22.07.2022

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Military academy - small hall
Musical fairy-tale by Alexander Vladigerov
Music and Dance Events
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
22.07.2022

FIREBIRD Allegra Festival

Bulgaria Concert Hall
Conductor
Johannes Schlaefli
Soloist/s
László Fenyö
Ensemble
Allegra Festival Orchestra
Program
Giuseppe Verdi - Overture from Opera "La forza del destino"
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo
Theme for Cello and Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu) - version 1919
Festivals
22.07.2022

EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Ballet by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
23.07.2022

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Military academy - small hall
Musical fairy-tale by Alexander Vladigerov
Music and Dance Events
23.07.2022

EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Ballet by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
24.07.2022

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Military academy - small hall
Music and Dance Events
24.07.2022

CLASSIC ART ENSEMBLE | Share the music

Soloist/s
Alexander Madzharov
Alina Mihaylova
Sara Peycheva
Ensemble
Classic Art
About the Event
Works by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonio Vivaldi, Slavi Dimov and others.
Music and Dance Events
24.07.2022

EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Ballet by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - premiere
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
16.02.2022 - 18.09.2022

BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021

The National Archaeological Museum presents BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021. The exhibition will run from February 16 till September 18, 2022.
BULGARIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 2021 presents the discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The artefacts illustrate the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than100 000 years BP) until the Middle Ages.
Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Archaeological Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum is located at 2 Saborna str, Sofia.
Image: FB of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum – BAS
Exhibitions
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
28.07.2022

LA DONNA DEL LAGO

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Gioachino Rossini
3:00 with 1 intermission
It is performed in Italian, with Bulgarian and English
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
29.07.2022

SHEGOBISHKO OF THE ISLAND OF MIRACLES

Military academy - small hall
Musical Georgi Kostov
Duration: 60 minutes
Performed in Bulgarian
Music and Dance Events
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
29.07.2022

LA DONNA DEL LAGO

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Gioachino Rossini
3:00 with 1 intermission
It is performed in Italian, with Bulgarian and English
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
30.07.2022

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Military academy - small hall
Music and Dance Events
30.07.2022

LA DONNA DEL LAGO

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Gioachino Rossini
3:00 with 1 intermission
It is performed in Italian, with Bulgarian and English
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
24.02.2022 - 24.10.2022

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
20.05.2022 - 28.08.2022

THE IMAGE OF THE MASTER, KVADRAT 500

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

THE LAST FIRST

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

THE MASTER AND ‘NATIVE ART’, THE PALACE

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

THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS

National Archeological Museum presents the exhibition THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS. 21/4/2022 – 30/11/2022.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS presents the development of the weaponry, warfare and the technological craftsmanship of Ancient Thrace. The exposition offers an analysis of the processes and mechanisms through which main shapes of Hellenic armament were adopted, as well as the typology and technology of these artifacts not only in Thrace, but in the Classical world in general.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS consists of more than 120 artifacts – Thracian armament. Among them are composite scaled corset, swords, sheaths, helmets, parade neck-guard.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS refers to the political history of Thrace in the second half of the 1 st Millennium BC and the development of two state formations on the territory of nowadays Bulgaria and Romania - the Odrysian kingdom and the Getaen state.
THE PANOPLY OF THE THRACIAN WARRIORS is a project of St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science, in cooperation with 21 Bulgarian museums and 2 Romanian museums, including National Museum of History of Romania.
Image: National Archeological Museum at The Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Exhibitions
20.05.2022 - 25.09.2022

The Image of The Master, Kvadrat 500

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

The Master and ‘Native Art’, The Palace

Under the patronage of Mr Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The exhibition in the Palace sets The Master’s oeuvre in the context of the artists and ideas of the informal Native Art movement of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to Kiril Krastev, ‘with its metaphorical poetics and decorative aesthetics stands out as one of the most indigenous, original, interesting and attractive periods and phases in our figurative art’. Through parallels, comparisons, emphasis on common ideas and strong individualities, The Master’s paintings find their place among the works of artists such as Ivan Milev, Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Tsanko Lavrenov, Vasil Zahariev, Ivan Penkov, Vasil Stoilov, and Ivan Lazarov, facilitating the emergence of one of the most powerful movements in Bulgarian culture of the first half of the 20th century, with the oeuvre and personality of Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master at its core.
The curator of the exhibitions is Ivo Milev, with Dr Tanya Staneva as assistant curator, and with the cooperation of the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory and the technical team of the National Gallery.
The exhibitions were made possible with the targeted financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
Exhibitions
28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Valchitran Gold Treasure

National History Museum presents Valchitran Gold Treasure. 28.04.2022 - 30.09.2022.
Valchitran gold treasure is monument of Thracian art. It consists of 13 gold objects and dates back to the 14 -13 century BC or the end of the Bronze Age.
National History Museum is located 16 Vitoshko lale str, Boyana district, Sofia.
Image: National History Museum
Exhibitions
01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

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

Earth and Man National Museum presents the exhibition Zlati Zlatev - 40 years dedicated to the collection of Bulgarian minerals. From 01 April to 31 December.
Earth and Man National Museum is located at 4 Cherni Vrah Blvd, Sofia.
Image and text: official website of Earth and Man National Museum.
Exhibitions
31.07.2022

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

Military academy - small hall
Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – version adapted for children
Music and Dance Events
31.07.2022

FLAUTISSIMO QUARTET Share the music

Soloist/s
Ensemble
Flautissimo Quartet
About the Event
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Catherine McMichael, Roumen Boyadjieff Jr. and others
Featuring: Vessela Trichkova – Harp
Music and Dance Events
31.07.2022

LA CENERENTOLA

Pancharevo Lake / next to Sredets National Rowing Base
Opera by Gioachino Rossini
Duration 2:45 Intermission 1
Performed in italian, with bulgarian and english subtitles
Music and Dance Events