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. Plan a trip to Tirana easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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National Gallery of Art Reviews
unfortunately I have to say that my visit was a disappointment. Most of the paintings from the communist era are covered and thus not visible to the visitor due to the "Tirana Patience" initiative.On.... more »
At the time of my visit the gallery was running it's 'Tirana Patience' exhibition, which had taken over the whole of the first floor. Therefore my review is based on that and not the permanent... more »
Great place to explore art from the Communist period. Staff is very professional and polite. Be sure not to miss the modern construction in front of it. Price of admittance is 200 leke
Some truly awful Communist era propaganda art. Interesting politically, artistically terrible.
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