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Monday 11 December 2017
11 December 2017 - 17 December 2017
December 2017
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
01.12.2017 - 05.12.2017

Handmade Fest

A Handmade Festival that unites the works of over 100 Bulgarian artists in the field of applied arts. All of the editions of the festival which are conducted in February, May, September and December revolve around handmade jewelry, dolls, chocolates, aromatic and delicious things, a variety of accessories, etc.
Festivals
01.12.2017

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Stage: Babies Hall

Music and Dance Events
01.12.2017

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs - Music by Alexandar Raichev
Stage: Small stage
Music and Dance Events
01.12.2017

Official lighting of the Christmas tree of Sofia Municipality

Official lighting of the Christmas tree of Sofia Municipality - Festive Program and Fireworks
Festivals
01.12.2017

LE CORSAIRE

Ballet by Adolphe Adam
Stage: Big stage
Music and Dance Events
01.12.2017

Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky – Fragments From the Ballet The Nutcracker

Dimitar Nenov – Christmas – A Symphonic cantata
Conductor - Mark Kadin
Soloists and Mixed Choir of the Bulgarian National Radio
Conductor - Lyubomira Alexandrova
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
01.12.2017 - 05.12.2017

Handmade Fest

A Handmade Festival that unites the works of over 100 Bulgarian artists in the field of applied arts. All of the editions of the festival which are conducted in February, May, September and December revolve around handmade jewelry, dolls, chocolates, aromatic and delicious things, a variety of accessories, etc.
Festivals
02.12.2017

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Stage: Babies Hall

Music and Dance Events
02.12.2017

Hansel and Gretel

Opera for children by Engelbert Humperdinck
Stage: Small stage
Music and Dance Events
02.12.2017

Sofia - European Capital of Sport 2018 Gala Performance – in the National Palace of Culture

It will mark the beginning of the culminating year of Sofia - European Capital of Sport 2018 Initiative and 75 years of NSA. The Gala Performance includes a colorful spectacle depicting the sport in Sofia over the years. Over 600 students from the National Sports Academy and many of our Olympic medalists will participate in it. The Mayor of Sofia – Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova will symbolically receive the flag for Sofia - European Capital of Sport 2018. The event will take place in Hall 1 of the NPC from 18:00 to 19:45.
Music and Dance Events
02.12.2017

BELLA VOCE - Concert

The Time of Amadeus
Vocal formation Bella Voce
Margarita Ilieva – piano
Petko Nonev – director
With the special participation of Boyan Vassilev – tenor,
Peter Danailov – bass, Lyubomir Nikov – violoncello
The program includes works of Mozart, Arne, Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Salieri, Haydn, Schultz
Music and Dance Events
02.12.2017

LE CORSAIRE

Ballet by Adolphe Adam
Stage: Big stage
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
03.12.2017

Annual Christmas Charity Bazaar

It will take place for the 23rd consecutive year. Organized by International Women’s Club – Sofia.
With the support of Sofia Municipality.
Business Events
01.12.2017 - 05.12.2017

Handmade Fest

A Handmade Festival that unites the works of over 100 Bulgarian artists in the field of applied arts. All of the editions of the festival which are conducted in February, May, September and December revolve around handmade jewelry, dolls, chocolates, aromatic and delicious things, a variety of accessories, etc.
Festivals
03.12.2017

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Stage: Babies Hall

Music and Dance Events
03.12.2017

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (The Magic Flute)

Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - adapted for children
Music and Dance Events
03.12.2017

LE CORSAIRE

Ballet by Adolphe Adam
Stage: Big stage
Music and Dance Events
03.12.2017

Dance Ensemble Lezginka

In a stunning performance, Lezginka - the State Dance Ensemble of Dagestan, will reveal the beauty of the Caucasus. Unique dancers combine skillfully traditional art and contemporary choreography. They transmit a whole palette of emotions only with body movements. The stunning dances, resembling to a certain extent the Bulgarian rhythms as a result of our common Proto-Bulgarian roots, will be complemented by exquisite original costumes.
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
01.12.2017 - 05.12.2017

Handmade Fest

A Handmade Festival that unites the works of over 100 Bulgarian artists in the field of applied arts. All of the editions of the festival which are conducted in February, May, September and December revolve around handmade jewelry, dolls, chocolates, aromatic and delicious things, a variety of accessories, etc.
Festivals
04.12.2017

We, the brass music

Concert featuring Miro, Katerina Tuparova, Alexander Mutafchiyski, Neshka Robeva's ensemble National Art, Sofia Boys' Choir, Sofia Wind Orchestra
Conductor - Yuli Damyanov, director - Dimitar Sharkov
Music and Dance Events
04.12.2017

2 CELLOS

2 CELLOS - the most successful instrumental duo of our time, are preparing their most spectacular performance. The concert will consist of two parts. During the first part 2 Cellos will share the stage with a string orchestra and together they will take us on a journey through movies and serials such as Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Godfather, Titanic, and others. During the second part they will be accompanied by a famous drummer and together with him they will perform all their hits that made them popular in Bulgaria – “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson and others.
Music and Dance Events
04.12.2017
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017

Christmas Tournament and National Championship for Children at Risk

The tournament is a tradition and it gathers underprivileged children and children of refugees from all over Bulgaria. Minifootball, basketball, badminton, wall climbing, table tennis, volleyball and other tournaments will be conducted in Arena Armeec Hall.
Sports Events
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
01.12.2017 - 05.12.2017

Handmade Fest

A Handmade Festival that unites the works of over 100 Bulgarian artists in the field of applied arts. All of the editions of the festival which are conducted in February, May, September and December revolve around handmade jewelry, dolls, chocolates, aromatic and delicious things, a variety of accessories, etc.
Festivals
05.12.2017

Chamber concert

Angel Stankov – violin, Rostislav Yovchev – piano
Music and Dance Events
05.12.2017

Concert of Sofia Soloists - Wonderful Vienna

Plamen Djurov – conductor
Stoimen Peev - violin
Ognyan Konstantinov – viola
Haydn – Divertimento
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major
Music and Dance Events
05.12.2017

Christmas concert of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra

The concert will present the authentic Viennese Christmas spirit with a program of musical pieces, including works of Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss, and Fritz Kreisler.
Soloist and conductor of the concert will be the superb violinist Prof. Mario Hossen.
With the support of Sofia Municipality.
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
06.12.2017

Saint Nicholas, the Miracle Maker (Nikulden)

On December 6 the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors Saint Nicholas, the Miracle Maker (Nikulden). He is the patron saint of fishermen, sailors and bankers, as well as protector of the innocent, weak and oppressed.
On this day every Christian family in Bulgaria celebrates and the housewives prepare a fish meal – most often a carp dish. Nikola, Nikolay, Nikolina, Nenka, Nina, Neno, Nenka, Nina, Nino, Kolyo and others celebrate their name day on this date.
Religious Holidays
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
06.12.2017

OFFICIAL CHANGE OF GUARD IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENCY

In Front of the Presidency
The ceremonial change of guard in front of the Presidency marks the national and public holidays in Bulgaria.
The official change of guard takes place every first Wednesday of the month at 12:00 o’clock.
Festivals
06.12.2017

Chamber Concert

Gergana Ivanova – flute, Nia Nedkova - piano
Music and Dance Events
06.12.2017

Organ Concert

Organ Concert - The familiar stranger Johannes Brahms
Second concert of the 2017-2018 season, Velin Iliev – organ
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
07.12.2017

Dostoevsky program - The expulsion of the demons – “Idiot”: Premiere

Sfumato Theatrical Workshop
Stage version and Direction - Margarita Mladenova
Stage design and Costumes – Boris Dalchev and Mihaela Dobreva
Music – Asen Avramov
Theatres
07.12.2017

With the Music of John Williams.

Maxim Eshkenazy, conductor;
The program includes: Film music
Concert from subscription cycle Outside the Staff
Music and Dance Events
07.12.2017

La La Land in Concert - Musical

Only a few months after the success at the Oscars and the world premiere of the concert tour featuring the music from the film, the Bulgarian audience will enjoy a screening of the musical La La Land accompanied by а live symphony orchestra.
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
08.12.2017

On December 8 the Catholic World Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The feast is celebrated in both Catholic parishes in Sofia – the Cathedral of the Dormition (follows the Eastern rite) and the Cathedral of St Joseph (follows the Latin rite). It is the first major feast of the Advent season - a time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus. All Catholics must attend Mass on this feast day and they are allowed to take leave of absence from work in order to do so. They also pray the Holy Rosary and believe that they will be heard by the Virgin Mary.
Religious Holidays
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
08.12.2017

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Musical fairy-tale by Alexander Vladigerov
Stage: Small stage
Music and Dance Events
08.12.2017

You and I

Iskar MCI - Concert Hall
A forum-performance by Tsvete (Flower) Theatre
Free admission
Theatres
08.12.2017

TOSCA

Opera by Giacomo Puccini
Stage: Big Stage
Duration: 2h 30min.
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
09.12.2017

Norm of the North

Iskar MCI - Concert Hall
A children's cartoon, dubbed in Bulgarian
Ticket price – BGN 2.40
Music and Dance Events
09.12.2017

THE GOLDEN APPLE

Opera by Parashkev Hadzhiev
Stage: Small stage
Music and Dance Events
09.12.2017

Chamber Concert

Silhouettes, frescoes, bagatelles
Vesko Stambolov – piano
In the program:
The late works of Pancho Vladigerov
With the special participation of Nadya Atanasova, soprano
Music and Dance Events
09.12.2017

TOSCA

Opera by Giacomo Puccini
Stage: Big Stage
Duration: 2h 30min.
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
10.12.2017

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Stage: Babies Hall

Music and Dance Events
10.12.2017

TOSCA

Opera by Giacomo Puccini
Stage: Big Stage
Duration: 2h 30min.
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
13.12.2017

Jews Celebrate the Festival of Lights

On December 13, 2017 Jews celebrate the Hanukkah - the Festival of Lights. Every night during the eight-day holiday a candle in a special menorah is lit in all synagogues and in every Jewish house. Every year in Central Sofia Synagogue after 5:40 pm the first candle is lit by someone respected by the Jewish community and a blessing is read. The holiday reminds us of the miracle that happened in 3597 (165-167 BC) when the Jews gained their freedom and the temple was once again lit up – a cruse of pure olive oil which was enough to light the menorah for one day lit it for 8 days. Thus, the Jews were able to prepare pure oil for the candlestick. During the 8-day holiday the Jews eat oil-based foods such as jelly doughnuts (sufganiot) and potato pancakes (latkes) to commemorate the miracle of the menorah oil.
Religious Holidays
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
15.12.2017

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Stage: Babies Hall

Music and Dance Events
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
16.11.2017 - 17.12.2017

AN EXHIBITION BY THE EMBASSIES OFTHE Visegrád Group STATES

The exhibition includes works presented courtesy of the embassies and cultural institutes of the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, theCzech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.
The public may view pictorial and graphic works by Hungarian and Czech artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a selection of posters by young Polish artists, students of the famous Professor Lech Majewski.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
17.12.2017

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Stage: Babies Hall

Music and Dance Events
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 18.12.2017

Global Migration Film Festival 2017 – Bulgaria

Have you ever wondered about why people leave their homes and what challenges they face in their search for a better life?

IOM Bulgaria is organizing a Global Migration Film Festival in Sofia from the 5th to the 18th of December 2017.

All screenings are free of charge.


G8 Cinema (8 Gladstone St.)
Euro Cinema (17 Al. Stamboliyski Blvd.)
The Fridge (6B Gen. Parensov St., entry from Malyovitsa St.)
Instituto Cervantes (3 Sveta Sofia St.)
The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Luyben Karavelov St.) 
New Bulgarian University (21 Montevideo St.)

The festival is part of IOM’s global initiative (https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival).


At a time when migration is a global phenomenon, with varied root causes, the festival will show films on different topics related to migration, including labor migration, climate change and migration, migration health, border management, integration, and labor and sexual exploitation. The films address migration issues and challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe.

All films are subtitled in Bulgarian and English.

You will find the program of the festival for Sofia here.

You will find the Facebook event here.

#migFEST

Festivals
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
24.12.2017

Christmas Eve (December 24)

Christmas Eve is a family holiday usually celebrated at home. Traditionally before the festive dinner the host puts a special log in the fireplace – budnik, which burns throughout the night. On Christmas Eve the festive meal consists of odd number of lenten dishes – 7, 9 or, 11. There is also a festive round loaf of bread with a coin put into the dough during the kneading. It is believed that whoever finds the coin in their piece of bread will be healthy and lucky throughout the following year.
Every year at midnight on Christmas Eve in the village of Zheleznitsa an old folklore tradition comes to live. Men called koledari take part in a ceremony called koleduvane. They are dressed in traditional costumes and wear specially decorated hats. They visit all houses in the village and wish prosperity, health, luck and success throughout the New Year.
Religious Holidays
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
25.12.2017

Nativity of Jesus

The Nativity of Jesus is one of the greatest Christian holidays - for the Orthodox Church it is the second most important feast. On this day people celebrate the birth of Jesus and the beginning of people’s salvation. Divine Liturgy is held in all eparchies of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
In Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral Church in Sofia the festive Divine Liturgy is led by the head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Neophyte.
On this day the Nativity Fast ends and thus there should be all kinds of food and especially pork dishes on the table. Hristo, Bozhin, Mladen, Radomir, Radoslav, Raostin, Christian and others celebrate their name day on this date.
December 26 – the second day of Christmas is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. On December 27 we honor Saint Stephen (Stephan’s day), and the Christmas holidays come to an end.
Religious Holidays
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions
14.10.2017 - 31.12.2017

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DIMITAR MARINOV

It can be said that the exhibition is a cultural and historical guidebook of the work of the famous ethnographer and museologist Dimitar Marinov. The exhibition includes ethnographic items from the museum's main collection – clothing, jewelry, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, musical instruments, etc.
Together with the conference "Living Old Age: The Scientific Heritage of Dimitar Marinov (1846-1940)" that will be held on the same day, the exhibition marks the beginning of the Cultural Heritage Days at IEFSEM – BAS from October 14 (Petkovden) to October 26 (Dimitrovden).
Exhibitions
25.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Exhibition “Gold and Bronze. Metals, Technologies and Networks in the Eastern Balkans during the Bronze Age”

The exhibition constitutes a continuation of the exhibition “The First Gold. Ada Tepe: Europe’s Oldest Gold Mine” presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna in May 2017 and met with exceptional interest. It is dedicated to the Bulgarian and Austrian presidencies of the Council of the European Unionin 2018.
Exhibitions
01.11.2017 - 25.02.2018

Exhibition “Under the Sign of Mercury”

SOFIA HISTORY MUSEUM presents a temporary exhibition “Under the sign of Mercury”, dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of its foundation. The exhibition is named after the protector of commerce in Ancient Rome – God Mercury and shows the growth of the city as a trade center from the Antiquity up-to-day.
The exhibition is opened for visitors until 31st March, 2018.
Exhibitions
28.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

Exhibition „PAST AND PRESENT OF A COUNTERCULTURE NARRATIVE“

The National Gallery is presenting the XXL group that was created in 1994. The exhibition includes documentation as well as pieces of art from the remote and striving for a change last decade of the previous century. At the same time it shows current works of the authors from that once utterly provocative artistic circle.
Exhibitions
21.11.2017 - 21.02.2018

Exhibition „The Little Man In the Great War“

The exhibition as a part of the National plan for the commemoration of the First World War centenary presents to the audience the Bulgarian participation in the war.
Exhibitions
05.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

THE ICON – A SYMBOL AND AN IMAGE IN MODERN BULGARIAN ART

5 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
OPENING: 5 December, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The exhibition is an attempt at seeking answers about how artists perceive and interpret the icon in secular artworks, what is the icon’s symbolic value, and how mediaeval and Revival-period figurativeness and aesthetics influence the artistic language of modern authors. The chronological framework is delineated by the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 and the year 1989, thus covering two broader major periods – before and after World War II.
The exhibition presents over 100 works grouped into several thematic sections. The earliest artworks include creations of the foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the Liberation. A new and significant page in the history of Bulgarian fine arts was opened up in the 1920s. Mediaeval art clearly exerted its impact on the artistic output of several 1920s authors. Icons, church murals and the adornment of manuscript books with their specific plastic language were rendered into significant sources of ideas. The exhibition comprises works by Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Boris Denev, etc., which are emblematic of the 1920s arts and culture. Another collection of artworks traces the image of the icon that complements the “truthfulness” of historical compositions or serves as an intermediary to a new spiritual dimension. The list of emblematic Bulgarian artists whose works are exhibited includes Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Iliya Beshkov, Dechko Uzunov, Atanas Patsev, Dimitar Kirov, Rumen Skorchev, Lika Yanko, Ivan Vukadinov, etc.
Exhibitions