National Art Gallery of Sofia

National Art Gallery of Sofia

 

the largest art museum of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria. It was founded in 1948 on the basis of the collections of the National Museum of Archaeology, the Sofia City Gallery, the Ministry of Public Education, and the Bulgarian National Bank. Since 1954 the gallery has been housed in the former royal palace (late 19th century). It contains masterpieces of Bulgarian art from the ninth to the 20th century. The gallery also has a collection of Soviet art and a collection of Western European, Latin American, and Far Eastern paintings and works of graphic art.

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