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National Gallery of Art

Bulevardi Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana, Albania
+355 4 222 6033
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National Gallery of Art was founded on January 11, 1954, although its beginnings date back to 1946 with the functioning of Art Pinakoteka. The National Gallery of Art is a state museum, research, and scientific institution. Its objective is the enrichment of the collection, conservation, study and promotion of national heritage values in the field of visual arts. Also through temporary exhibitions National Gallery of Arts promotes significant trends to the public, from visual art tradition to the contemporary methods, which are now being applied in Albania and all around the world. The mission of The National Gallery of Arts is to inspire and educate the young generations to come closer to the visual arts. We want everyone to feel part of the extraordinary world of art.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For what comes to art, don't expect that much. However, for an art historical and historical perspective, the museum is a great little treasure chest of delightful examples of socialist realism, both sculpture and particularly paintings. There are changing special exhibitions (for an extra fee,...More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We walked 450 m south from our Tirane International Hotel. Being fronted by the eye catching 2013 "Cloud Pavilion" sculpture, this 1954 building can't be missed. Our entry this Saturday was without charge and we were free to wander dodging an small French tour group....More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The museum lacked LED lighting and aircon, so on a summer day it was not exactly a pleasant interior temperature, but lack of funding and enthusiasm are further ills. The Specia Qamil Grezda exhibition hosted by his sin Emir saved the day, as the art...More

Thank Cineasta
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The small room of 19th century paintings on the ground floor has some interest and merit. They display a few works of non-religious subjects. The faces of the peasantry captivate the viewer and depictions of costumes worn at rural festivals hold your interest especially well....More

Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I don't understand the No Photos policies of most museums. People travel 1000's of miles/kilometers and have no hard proof. The exhabits were interesting and I'm glad I visited.

Thank G L
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We knew this museum would include a lot of Social Realism but I also expected art from before communism and after 1990. As it was it was really almost only propaganda art. Some stunning pictures.

Thank Yvonne O
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We enjoyed walking through the galleries and seeing works by Albanian artists. I was most taken by the works from teh communist period that looked like propaganda posters. Very enlightening. (Air conditioning would have been nice to have though!)

Thank Mattalbman
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I'm very fond of this type of museum. Not particularly because of the quality of the paintings but because of the importance to save these relics of the past for future generations. The historical theme tableaux and the socialist realism never cease to amaze me....More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Some of the most stunning artwork I've seen up close, particularly from Kilica, Ceka and Hila. And only a few bucks to enter!

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 22 June 2017

One floor was closed for the installation of a new exhibition when we were there but the other two floors still had enough to make it worthy of going. The socialist realist floor is amazing. They have a huge array of paintings and some very...More

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