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Suțu Palace
Bd. I.C. Brătianu nr. 2

Suţu Palace is one of the oldest aristocratic residences in Bucharest, as well as one of the very few buildings that have remained unchanged for over 150 years. It was built between 1833 and 1835 by Costache Suţu, according to the designs of architects Conrad Schwink and Johann Veit. The Palace’s new permanent exhibition, called “Time of the City”, aims to help visitors delve into a story-driven journey through the city’s history. Starting with a unique piece found within the Palace – the backwards running clock, fabricated by the Collin House of Paris, a clock that requires people to view its mirrored reflection in order to tell time – the “Time of the City” exhibition is a journey that begins in the present and heads back in time, towards the past. This pilgrimage is segmented, as each room housing the exhibition is dedicated to a certain historical period of reference for the city’s evolution and for the events that occurred on its territory. Aside from the Ti

Themed exhibition at Suțu Palace - "Remember Cornel Medrea. Mentor and Master"

SCULPTURA


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
23.09.2020 - 08.11.2020
The exhibition will be free access on Friday October 2nd 2020, from 17.00 to 21.00, at Sutu Palace. The curator will also be present for questions. Continuing the series of exhibitions organized by the Art Department, the Cornel Medrea Art Collection is inviting its general public for a reminder of what meant the cultural heritage left by this master of fine arts. The exhibition entitled Remember Cornel Medrea. Mentor and Master will open starting with September 23rd 2020 at Suțu Palace. The artist Cornel Medrea (1888-1964) is internationally recognized for his sculpture having realistic tendencies and endless references to ancient art. His name is associated with modern Romanian art, for the similitude to Aristide Maillol, but also for preserving the national specific full of artistic savvy. Longevity, introspection and mastery bestowed the master the opportunity to create works according to the prevailing feeling of the era he was going through. The defining artistic moments are well highlighted by an evolution of the style that alternates with the major influences, whether of historical or personal nature: The Refugee (1917), a ronde-bosse work with expressionist tendencies, becomes a symbol of World War I, The Thorn (1935), an expressive nude, contemplates inter-war calm and the tendency of classical values, and later The Infinite (1958) forms the vision of the new human, an exponent of socialist realism. The exhibition will reflect the 50 years of painter’s creation by exhibiting an impressive and unique work, My life – the unfinished work by Cornel Medrea, which is crowning his entire artistic vision. These are just some of the works one may admire starting on September 30th 2020. A well-known personality of the Romanian art during his life, fallen into oblivion today, we owe Cornel Medrea the first sculpture museum in Romania. Between 1933 and 1964, the sculptor was a professor at the Sculpture and Modeling Department of the School of Fine Arts, where he educated future great personalities of the Romanian sculpture. Through the agency of this event, we are inviting the public to a process of remembrance. By reminding a national artist, a memorable art collection, and the first sculpture museum in Romania, we want to reassure the public that this collection will regain its sap and energy, but the important role it plays in the existence of the metropolis of Bucharest as well. Also, the exhibition aims to extend the educational process in which the artist and teacher Cornel Medrea believed so much, and that, finally, acquires a future. Felicia Raetzky

Themed exhibition at Suțu Palace - "The Simu Museum and the Bucharest Pinacotheque"

ARTE PLASTICE


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
29.07.2020 - 17.01.2021
The exhibition will be free access on Friday October 2nd 2020, from 17.00 to 21.00, at Sutu Palace. The curator will also be present for questions. The Bucharest Municipality Museum keeps in the archive of its pinacotheque a rich correspondence from the Anastase Simu Collection. In an effort to retrieve information related to the history of this collection, representative for the phenomenon of collecting in the first part of the twentieth century, we aim to organize an exhibition presenting both original works of art, as well as documents, photographs and other archival materials. The Simu Museum functioned, from 1910 until 1927, as a private institution in the temple-shaped building situated on Mercur str., until it was donated to the state. The Simu Museum has held paintings, sculptures, and works of graphic and decorative arts, which were presented in five sections. On May 21, 1937, a new section of the museum was inaugurated in the former home of the owners, who received the title Casa Simu-Museum, according to the will of the collector, reproduced by Marius Bunescu (a long time director of the museum), in Acts of the Anastase Simu Foundation: ”Initially, only works of art from the Romanian and French school of the 19th century were exposed on the picture rails of the new art place that enriched the capital.” The Simu Museum represented an important connection of the Romanian artistic and academic environment with the western world. Moreover, the Anastase Simu Museum and the Bucharest Municipality Museum Pinacotheque had a common life for a while: after being housed in the Admiral Vasile Urseanu House, the Pinacotheque collection moved to the Casa-Simu-Museum. Although the two institutions had initially separate titles, at the end of the 1960s the two collections merged into “The Anastase Simu Bucharest Municipaly Museum of Art”. Currently, an important part of the Simu collection is presented at the Museum of Art Collections, but the Bucharest Municipality Museum Pinacotheque also keeps some representative works. Therefore, the Art Section of the Bucharest Municipality Museum aims to continue the efforts to recover the information regarding the Simu Collection and exhibits at the Suțu Palace some of the works originating from the Simu Museum. In 2019, the Bucharest Municipality Museum, the National Art Museum of Romania and the National Archives were partners within the project Recreation in virtual reality of the Simu Museum and the remembrance of other victims of the demolitions carried out in Bucharest during the communist period; this collaboration will continue during this exhibition.

Themed exhibition at Suțu Palace - "Tattarescu – Perspective studies"

ARTE PLASTICE


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
08.07.2020 - 08.11.2020
The exhibition will be free access on Friday October 2nd 2020, from 17.00 to 21.00, at Sutu Palace, and the curator will be present for questions. On December 6th 2019, the Suțu Palace opened a new thematic exhibition. Anticipating the reopening of the Ghoerghe Tattarescu Memorial Museum – inside the artist’s house on 7 Domnița Anastasia Street, featuring the painter’s major works of art (1820 – 1894) – and the upcoming celebration of his birth bicentenary, the Bucharest Municipality Museum is preparing an exhibition of “niche” drawings which are unknown or little known even to specialists. Amateurs and specialists alike will be invited to explore a special visual segment in the artist’s biography, a segment which took place during his studies at San Luca Academy in Rome, Italy (1845 – 1851), where he learned painting with Natale Carta and Giovanni Silvagni, and perspective with Pietro Gagliardi. “Tattarescu – Perspective Studies” will offer the public a display of drawings focused on the study of perspective and created in the artist’s private studio as practice, together with a few other artistic drawings which easily show the way he used this science – as depicted in his sketches/compositions which set the base of some of his well-known paintings (“Romania’s Renaissance”, “The Danube Peasant”, “Simon and Levy”). As precursors of painting, the genre which established his name, these drawings are true lectures on rendering 3D objects in a 2D plane, and were never meant for public exhibitions. The rigor of execution and the plasticity of these apparently technical drawings, are, we believe, capable of surpassing their purpose as simple instruments of Tattarescu’s skill honing. We can assert that, through their historic value, these drawings have become standalone works of art and valuable testimonies for capitalizing patrimony and for researching the history of art education at the time. After finishing his studies, most of his artistic activity was dedicated to religious art, which he developed in his own personal style, a mix between Italian academism and byzantine iconographic tradition, a style which established him as the most important modern mural painter in our country. On the other hand, the patriotic character of his easel paintings created during the 1848 Revolution and their visual impact on later generations (“Romania’s Renaissance” or “The Portrait of N. Bălcescu”), his socio-political involvement in founding, together with Theodor Aman, the School of Belle-Arte in Bucharest and his teaching career, complete the famous portrait of the artist. Through the exhibition “Tattarescu – Perspective studies”, the Bucharest Municipality Museum completes this portrait and reveals a part of the diligent young Gheorghe Tattarescu.

Themed exhibition at Suțu Palace - "Hans Mattis-Teutsch. Under the Sign of the Avantgarde"

PICTURA


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
02.10.2020 - 01.11.2020
The exhibition will be inaugurated officially on October 2nd 2020, Friday, at 18.00 at Sutu Palace. It will be free access until 21.00. The exhibition is dedicated to the work of artist Hans Mattis-Teutsch. It is organised by the Brasov Art Museum in partnership with the Bucharest Municipality Museum. The exhibition “Hans Mattis-Teutsch. Under the Sign of the Avantgarde” has been itinerated at the Ferenczy Szentendre Museum (2015), The Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca (2017), RCI Vienna and the County Art Museum in Baia Mare (2018). The exhibition’s curator is Radu Popica. Starting with symbolist depictions of nature, with flowing landscapes, going through the expressionist experience of The Spiritual Flowers and the constructivist experience of mural decoration projects, oscillating between the figurative and non-figurative, Mattis-Teutsch proves to be an artist who was sensible to, but not enslaved by, European art innovations, as he interpreted them in his own manner. A complex creative personality, Mattis-Teutsch was a representative artist of Central Europe avant-garde, working as a sculptor, painter, drawer, art theorist and poet. The BMM exhibition will reunite works by Hans Mattis-Teutsch created in different techniques: woodcutting, watercolors, pastels, easel painting and small statuary. The exhibition follows the artist’s evolution from 1917 to 1932, a time when he was an active member of avant-garde movements and magazines in Hungary (MA), Germany (Der Sturm) or Romania (Contimporanul or Integral). During 1924-1932, Mattis-Teutsch was an active presence in Bucharest’s artistic life, exhibiting together with Miliţa Pătraşcu, Marcel Iancu, M.H. Maxy, Corneliu Michăilescu or Victor Brauner.

Comic Strips Salon - Stories of Bucharest in Comics, The 7th Edition, at Sutu Palace

ANIMATIE


Tip eveniment
DESCHIS si la NAG
Perioada Expozitie
01.08.2020 - 04.10.2020
The exhibition will be free access to visitors on Friday October 2nd 2020 from 17.00 to 21.00, at Sutu Palace, in the presence of comic strip artist Mihai I. Grăjdeanu. The exhibition features comics by Italian-born French artist Giuseppe Manunta. The exhibition also contains an insertion - Spirou et les Droits de l'Homme - dedicated to human rights, organised by the Wallonie-Bruxelles delegation.