Danube Spirit in Port Communities
Constanta Art Museum
Constanta Art Museum has a patrimony of over 7,400 modern and contemporary Romanian art works: paintings, sculptures, graphic art and decorative art. The works present the fundamental characteristics of the national school of art of XIX and XX centuries, and belongs to major Romanian artists such as Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu, Stefan Luchian, Nicolae Tonitza, Gh. Petrascu, Theodor Pallady. Additionally, the Museum owns an important collection of art works inspired by Dobrudja region.
The Museum is organised into a permanent art exhibition and temporary cultural actions including theme-based exhibitions, monographic, group and retrospective exhibitions, both Romanian and internationally artists. Besides the main activity of promoting the art through the main museum in Constanta as well as three specialised museums in the county, the Museum undertake important scientific research and intercultural actions, also being involved in local, national and international cultural projects.
Constanta Museum has also intensive educational activity, cooperating with Constanta Art Faculty and schools.
Ruse Municipality through Ruse Art Gallery
Ruse Art Gallery has been created in 1933, initally as the House of Arts and Publications, and since it operates as a solid cultural institution collecting, preserving and exhibiting important and valuable art works of Bulgarian and international artists.
Over 2600 art works are located in the Gallery while the permanent exhibition is dedicated to the founders of the Gallery and the Bulgarian artists from 1920 – 1930. Art works from China, Japonia, Romania, Slovacia, Germania, Polonia, Rusia, Letonia, Lituania, and Ukraine have created the international patrimony of the gallery.
Ruse Art Gallery host an average of 30 exhibitions per year, both Bulgarian and international. It has also implemented numerous project and joint actions with foreign partners, including Romanian. Occasionally, the Gallery organise events dedicated to Danube River, such as the International Workshop with theme The River, in 2008 when Artists from Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria were working for a week in the open space and reflected different views to the Danube River. The final goal of the event was travelling exhibition, which was shown in the Bulgarian Parliament.
Lower Danube Museum Calarasi
Lower Danube Museum has been created in 1951,as a representative cultural institution for Calarasi area. Its permanent exhibitions are dedicated to archaeology, art and ethnography, and consist in 14,200 artefacts and art works.
As main activities, Calarasi Museum encompasses collecting, preserving, conservation works in its own laboratory, and exhibiting artefacts and art works. Besides the scientific and desk research activity, Lower Danube Museum organise various events, seminars, conferences, temporary specialised exhibitions, cooperation actions with international organisations, promoting art, culture, specificity in the Lower Danube, traditions and local artists.
The Museum also participate in various projects as partner. A constant cross-border cooperation activity is developed with Silistra and Ruse Art Galleries, as its most relevant partners.
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