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National Gallery of Art, Tirana

(3.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • When you enter in this old fashion building, you can find yourself exactly in an art museum. The paints belong to the ancient history, and some of them are piece of art from more than 200 hundreds yea...  more »