The opening of the exhibition "From the School of Fine Arts to the Academy of Fine Arts. Artists in Bucharest from 1864 to 1948". at the Romanian National Museum of Art
28 May 2014
On the occasion of the Celebration of 150 Years of existence, the National University of Arts in Bucharest in partnership with the Romanian National Museum of Art, opened on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 18:30 am, at the headquarters of the Museum on Calea Victoriei Street No. 49-53 the exhibition "From the School of Fine Arts to the Academy of Fine Arts. Artists in Bucharest from 1864 to 1948".
The event was attended by a large audience, first order personalities of the artistic and cultural scene, representatives of the diplomatic corp, former and current teachers and students of the university. At the opening of the exhibition was launched an anniversary stamp, edited by Romfilatelia, celebrating a century and a half of artistic higher education in Bucharest. At the exhibition opening speeches were held by Mrs. Roxana Theodorescu, Director of the Romanian National Museum of Art, Professor Catalin Balescu Ph.D., President of the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Mrs. Cristina Popescu, CEO of Romfilatelia, Mrs. Associate Professor Ioana Beldiman Ph.D. and Mrs. museologist Nadia Fîciu-Ioan Ph.D., exhibition curators.
The exhibition brings together former students and teachers, including first order names of Romanian and international art scene, the works of whom come from the National Gallery and the Cabinet of Drawings and engravings of the National Museum of Art and from the Museum of the National University of Arts in Bucharest. The exhibition curators, Associate Professor Ioana Beldiman Ph.D. and curator Nadia Fîciu-Ioan appealed to less known collections from the museums deposits, an also to major works which are in the permanent exhibition of the first art museum in the country. Comprising works of painting, sculpture and graphics, the selection shall comply with the established framework of the exhibition, that is of the first one hundred years of the School history. A few precious pieces of furniture from Theodor Aman Museum are recreating the atmosphere as well as making a reverence to the University founding father.
What the exhibition seeks is the reconstruction of the School evolution and implicitly of the Romanian phenomenon art in its thematic and stylistic variety through a series of expressive and mostly chronological works and themes. We wanted this presentation to enable conclusions on the characteristics of our art for the period depicted. The setting of the exhibition aims to introduce the public in an immersive manner in the ambience of the old workshops of painting, sculpture and engraving of the School, recomposed by vintage pieces - specific furniture, props and drawings.
On the occasion of the exhibition will be launched an extensive catalogue that will present the exhibited works and outlines, through text and notes, the personality and artisitic route of the exhibitied artists.
All the events are part of the series of manifestations that mark, throughout the course of the current year, 150 Years since the foundation of the National University of Arts in Bucharest.
Partners of the event are: Ministry of National Education, Rotary District 2241 - Romania and Republic of Moldavia, National Bank of Romania, National Museum of Arts, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Romanian Academy, Institute of Art History, British Council, French Cultural Institute, Czech Cultural Center, Romfilatelia, District 3 City Hall, Casa Artelor Cultural Center, District 1 City Hall, Aman Museum, Casa Stork Museum, Carturesti Bookshop, Artmark, Atelier 030202, Galateca Gallery, Artyourself Gallery.
Sponsors of the event are: Romanian Bank for Development, Romanian Commercial Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, Transylvania Bank, Tecnoservice Bucureşti S.A., Oprisor Cellar.
Media Partners of the event are: Romanian Broadcasting Society, Agerpres, Adevarul, Modernism, Metropolis, Radio Romania Actualitati, Radio Romania Cultural, RFI Romania, Zeppelin, Igloo, Arhitectura, Sapte Seri.
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