National Arts Gallery was founded in 1954 and was transfered to the Boulevard’Deshmoret e Kombit’ in 1974. National Arts Gallery is the most important institution of visual arts in our country.
N_Arts_Gallery1National collection of visual arts is preserved here starting from the second half of 19th century till present.
This collection consists of works from National Renaissance and Indipendence period (1883-1944), a collection of icons belonging to the 13th-19 century, the biggest paintings and sculptures collection of socialist realism period (1944-1990), foreign artists pavilion and a collection of contemporary national and international art.
Temporary exhibitions are organised in the ground floor, mainly for the contemporary art. Some of the most important annual exhibitions organised are “Marubi“ International Artistic Photography Contest and Onufri’ International Visual Arts Contest. Tirana Biennale, one of the biggest manifestations of contemporary art in an international level is organised every other year.
The promoting of artists, associations and various artistic groups from the country and abroad takes place in the National Arts Gallery.
Works from national fund are displayed in the first and second floor, separated according to historical periods or on the basis of artistic concepts, which intend to revaluate in time the values that this institution has, so as to present to the public qualitatively.
National arts Gallery preserves around 4000 works.