The Modern Art Gallery opened its doors a couple of years ago. It focuses on 20th century masters such as Picasso, Miró, Shagal, but also post-war American art. It’s the only gallery of modern art in Bulgaria and one of the few in Eastern Europe with such a focus. There is usually a temporary exhibition on the ground floor and a permanent exhibition on the second floor.
Once you enter, you are immediately welcomed by a friendly and smartly dressed lady, who would provide you with thorough information about each piece of art – a short biography of the artist, stories about the respective period of life and events in world history, which provoked or inspired the creation of his work.
Since its mission is to reinforce the interest of art enthusiasts and to make modern art more accessible to public, the gallery organizes regular educational seminars with art experts from notorious universities in France, US and Germany. The gallery also conducts a weekend art school for kids, where they develop their ability to observe, perceive and interpret the surrounding reality and environment – involving emotion and imagination.
The current expostition is called “The Portrait” and it contains portraits from the masters of the 20th century. It includes works of Picasso, Chagall, Dali and others, and it is open until the 20th of June.