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Wednesday 01 January 2020
30 December 2019 - 05 January 2020
September 2020
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 31.03.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until March 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
Exhibitions
14.11.2019 - 30.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 30, 2020, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020

DIRECTION NORTH

Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020

SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY

On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations

A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING

28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
Exhibitions
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
01.01.2020

Saint Basil the Great

The New Year begins by honoring Saint Basil the Great on January 1. The feast is also known as Vasilyovden (Vasil’s Day), Survaki and Surva. On this day masked men (survakari, kukeri, etc.) go from house to house and wish health and fertility. Vasil, Vasilen, Vasilena, Vasilii, Vasilka, Vaska, Vesela, Veselin, Veselina, Valko, and Valcho celebrate their name day on this date.
Religious Holidays
01.01.2020

142 years since the birth of the great poet Yavorov

On January 1, 2020 we celebrate the 142nd anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest Bulgarian poets of the 20th century – the Bulgarian Symbolist poet Yavorov. He was born in 1878 and his whole life can be characterized with the words “I don’t live – I burn. Two souls struggle within me – the soul of an angel and the soul of a demon”. He fought for the unification of Bulgaria and was part of the Internal Macedonia-Edirne Revolutionary Organization. He also immortalized the woman he loved and her beautiful eyes in a poem – “Two beautiful eyes. The soul of a child in two beautiful eyes”. You can learn more about the poem in the renovated P.K. Yavorov House-Museum in Sofia, which in 2019 was bought by Sofia Municipality and the National Literary Museum will continue to manage it.
Notable Dates
20.11.2019 - 16.02.2020

MASHA JIVKOVA-UZUNOVA (1903–1986) - Wife, model and painter

2019 marked the 120 years’ anniversary of the birth of Dechko Uzunov, for which occasion Dechko Uzunov Gallery presents one of the most important figures in the life of the artist – Masha Zhivkova-Uzunova, a wife, model and an artist. The exhibition highlights some of her finest works between 1920 and 1943, artwork of Dechko Uzunov with her at the main role, as well as some documentary photos of their life together.
Exhibitions
21.11.2019 - 17.05.2020

AT 65 MILLION YEARS – THE STONE IVAN RUSEV

Spirit and matter fuse into one to introduce us to the world of sculptor Ivan Rusev, who narrates his artistic philosophy through stone objects, the fruit of the mental creativity materialized by his hands.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 09.02.2020

LIKA YANKO - DRAWINGS

Lika Yanko is best known as a painter who went beyond the conventional concepts of expressive means through collaging various ‘accidentally’ found materials, through interweaving the abstract and figurative, through constructing forms of almost only one colour—white.
Exhibitions
01.01.2020

OFFICIAL CHANGE OF THE GUARD IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENCY

In Front of the Presidency
The ceremonial change of the guard in front of the Presidency marks the national and official holidays in Bulgaria.
The official change of the guard takes place every first Wednesday of the month.
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