Tirana Galleries

Albanian art is special, enriched over the years with Ottoman, Venetian and western elements. The first Albanian school of painting arose in the early years of the twentieth century with the works of Kolë Idromeno, Spiro Xega, Andrea Kushi and Simon Rrota. Well-known classical painters of the twentieth century include Vangjush Mio, Abdurrahim Buza, Zef Kolombi, Sadik Kaceli, Nexhmedin Zajmi, Guri Madhi and Vilson Kilica. Vangjush Mio opened the first personal art exhibition in Albania in 1920. During communism, there was only the National Art Gallery, but nowadays there are many private galleries that have opened in the city, hosting fantastic paintings, sculptures and art collections.

The National Gallery of Arts is a state institution under the care of the Ministry of Culture. The beginnings of the National Arts Gallery can be traced back to the endeavours of a group of Albanian artists and the Arts Committee of 1946. It has changed location several times. The current venue opened ...

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The art gallery E.RIRA, is founded in 1997 in Tirana, by artist Edmond Rira a private studio of Rira family. In a very short period, within some years, the studio gained a wide professional experience related to the work of art it exhibits all the time, now including even the works of other talented ...

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Gallery Kalo is situated close to Mother Theresa Square just before reaching the entrance of Tirana Big Park. In GALERIA KALO you can appreciate great pieces of artwork by Albanian renowned artists, including works of ambitious young modern artists. Kalo Gallery contributes to knowing Albania through ...

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The FAB Gallery, is part of the University of Arts in Tirana situated at Mother Teresa Square. It mostly exhibits and promotes students of Arts Academy and young artists, whose work needs the most support. Almost every week there is a different event there, mostly painting or photo exhibitions but there ...

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