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National Gallery of Art, Tirana

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Art Museum 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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  • Lovely display of the local artists. It's a small collection so it makes you appreciate more what you're looking at. We spent about half an hour here.  more »
  • Fascinating exhibits of the last hundred years of Albanian art. Stunning middle tier gallery, particularly as the sun hits it in the late afternoon. A very good photographic exhibition in May which wa...  more »
  • we enjoy seeing the work of artists in each country we visit. there is some interesting work in this gallery.  more »
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  • Love it! Just wish the opening hours weren't so random and constantly changing! Worth going round the back to see the giant communist era statues literally stored outside!
  • 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
  • Great place to visit
  • National Arts Gallery brings together artists for artistic events