Weekend program dedicated to the sculptor Constantin Brâncuși at the National Museum of Art in Bucharest

The National Museum of Romanian Art (MNAR) in Bucharest will organize a program dedicated to Constantin Brâncuși from February 18 to 20 to mark the national celebration dedicated to the sculptor.

The program, titled A weekend with Brâncușiincludes a concert and guided tours of the museum’s Constantin Brâncuși Hall.

On February 18, the Museum’s Auditorium will host a concert of traditional Romanian music performed by Simion Bogdan-Mihai and Lăutarii de mătase. Before the concert, actor Richard Bovnoczki will read a series of quotations from Brâncuși, as well as opinions from poet Ion Minulescu, artist Marcel Iancu and author Paul Morand published in the avant-garde magazines Contimporanul and Integral between 1925 and 1927.

On Saturday February 19 and Sunday February 20, the public is invited to guided tours of the Constantin Brâncuși Hall of the National Gallery. On this occasion, the MNAR will also launch the virtual visit of this place, which will be available on the museum’s website from February 19.

Tickets for the February 18 event cost 12 RON. Guided tours can be followed on the basis of the entrance ticket to the National Gallery (20 RON), within the limit of 15 people per guided tour.

Access to all events and visits is in compliance with the current Covid-19 rules.

More about the program here.

Simion Bogdan-Mihai is a violinist and recorder of traditional music. He is one of the few cobza players in the country. Cobza is a multi-stringed instrument from the lute family of folk origin. He was a founding member of the group Antrepriza Muzicală alongside panpipe player Victor Matei. He was part of Banda Agurida de Loredana Groza and collaborated with Mihai Mărgineanu, Taraf de Haidouks and Les Elephants Bizarres. He worked on the soundtrack of the documentaries Flavors of Romania and wild carpathians.

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Reggie S. Williams