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Museum of Socialist Art description and photos - Bulgaria: Sofia. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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A museum dedicated to socialist art was opened in Sofia on September 19, 2011. It is a branch of the National Art Gallery of Bulgaria. The museum has acted as the country's first repository, where not only are they collected, but also used unique examples of Bulgarian art, created between 1944 and 1989. All works are united by a common theme - the era of socialism.
The museum complex includes a video hall, an art gallery and a 7.5 sq km park. In the park you can see 77 pieces of monumental sculpture. For the most part, these are busts and statues of famous Soviet and Bulgarian communists - V.I. Lenin, G. Dimitrov, D. Blagoev, V. Kolarov, T. Zhivkov and other active political figures. Other sculptures are typical for socialist realism images of collective farmers, partisans, workers and Red Army men.
The area of a separate art gallery is 550 square meters. Here 60 paintings are exhibited as exhibits and about 25 more - works related to easel art.
The video hall shows documentaries that were shot during the heyday of Bulgarian socialism. There is also a small shop where you can buy authentic items of the socialist era or their modern copies as souvenirs.
Not far from the entrance to the museum park, there is a symbol of communism and socialism in the Bulgarian Republic - an original form of a red star, which in the period from 1964 to 1984 towered in the center of the city over the House of the Party.
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