Now at the Center
The Bulgarian Center invites the public to see its newly renovated Museum area and enjoy a new exhibition of works by Bulgarian Master Painter Vladimir Dimitrov.
A beautiful new set of display cabinets - which were designed and constructed by acclaimed Pittsburgh-based Japanese woodworking artist Tadao Arimoto – now adorns our downstairs museum area. These lighted cabinets allow us to display our most treasured artifacts securely and elegantly. Made of oak, they combine practicality with traditional Bulgarian furniture design elements, including lovely ornamental carvings.
The Center is also displaying its latest exhibition - a collection of rarely seen lithographs of famous paintings by Bulgarian Master Vladimir Dimitrov, whose original works are displayed in Bulgarian museums.
Master Vladimir Dimitrov (1882 - 1960), was a Bulgarian painter, draftsman and teacher. He is considered one of the most talented 20th century Bulgarian painters and probably the most remarkable stylist in Bulgarian painting in the post-Russo-Turkish War era. His portraits and compositions have expressive color, idealistic quality of the image, and high symbolic strength.
Most of the works represented by the lithographs in the BMNECC's collection were painted during the late1920s or early 1930s.
The Center has been restoring and re-framing many of the pieces, thanks to a generous grant from the Save America's Treasures program, a public-private partnership between the
National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Visitors can view this exhibit during the Center's opening hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays:
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Special viewings can be arranged by phoning 412-461-6188.