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The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of the structure of the National Museum of Bulgarian Art and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The museum consists of a sculptural park (7,500 square metres...more
The metro station is a 8 min walk away. Try to go to this off the beaten track as it’s really interesting. You see the statues from the era of communism -including the ‘ruby’ star (glass) and massive Lenin where now the gilded Sofia graces...More
The Museum of Socialist Art has an impressive collection of statues from the socialist era. But the we visited, there was no exhibition except contemporary posters made by students. Well, not what we expected to be an exhibition of socialist art.
Well, there was a time the ideology and ideologist tried to persuade people that the so called Light Future, is comming soon. In that museum you can see a lot of books, pictures, media and vice versa of materials of propaganda. It is hard to...More
This place is a collection of socialist era statues from all over the country. Despite the fact it is quite small, it offers a unique opportunity to discover Bulgarian socialist art. Furthermore, there was an interesting exhibition of socialist posters when I came -a shame...More
The museum consists of three parts. There is a garden filled with the monuments which were erected in Bulgaria in the times of socialism. Then there is a documentary film shown to explain the history of socialism in Bulgaria and how and the monuments from...More
The Museum of Socialism is two parts. The outdoor sculptures are all communist era pieces that were once all around the city. After the fall of communism, they were removed and this garden museum is now their final resting place. The people do not want...More
The museum is broken into three; there is the sculptures outside, which are vast and almost haunting. Then there is a video which is in the same building as the shop - the video is about half an hour and shows Bulgaria's political history in...More
The museum is really a sculpture garden ... It is other-wordly, truly, for Westerners who lived through the Cold War. Here are some tips:
1) Read up on Bulgarian Communists so you know who you are looking at ... There are signs in English, but...More