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National Gallery of Art, Tirana

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Art Museum
Develop your taste for Socialist Realism at National Gallery of Art. The gallery's two floors showcase international works of art, but the highlight is the local communist-era propaganda. Although used to promote political ideology, each piece has artistic value, making the exhibit both an exploration in art and history. The Social Realism movement dominated art behind the Iron Curtain for many years, representating of the values of that period. The museum is small, so take your time investigating each piece of artwork. Purchase your tickets from the reception when you arrive. Make National Gallery of Art a part of your Tirana vacation plans using our Tirana travel itinerary maker.
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  • Socialist iconography in all its splendor with heroic workers at the factory etc... quite interesting and not that big so a quick visit is instructive. In the temporary exhibition hall there are other...  more »
  • Major social realist paintings of heroic workers and happy families-a clear sight. Temporary exhibitions in the ground floor. Behind the Museum is resting itself heroic statues of Stalin and Lenin and partisan girls with ammunition belts. In front of the Museum Nuage by Sou Fujimoto-a large setup where someone always seems to sit. It really is the future and the past. Recommended.
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  • not a big gllery, but nicely set out and great socialist realism pictures, just brilliant, shame they didn't have prints to buy  more »
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  • The National Gallery preserves and conserves over 5000 artworks. Besides the permanent collection which is focused on Socialist Realism art, famous Albanian artists, international ones and important collections have been part of the different exhibitions in the NGA
  • Had some interestingly stereotypical communist art which shows Albania's history but would have liked have seen some modern curation too
  • National Arts Gallery brings together artists for artistic events
  • Nice place not anything special
  • Very interesting with pictures and monument from Communism times