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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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  • If you want a quick primer on how things have changed in Albania over the past decade and a half, the National Art Museum is an excellent place to start. There is on permanent exhibit works of the Soc...  more »
  • Unless you're a fan of 'socialist realism' paintings, there is almost nothing to do in this building: to bad weather (few rooms open to visitors)
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  • There are many places to the East of Europe to see the works of socialist realism, formerly allowed only artistic current. The Art Museum of Tirana still allows to realize what was the official art of the Communist era. Several rooms are dedicated to the paintings of the years 1945-1990, but for how long again?
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