WORK OF JUNE at Fine Arts Museum

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During June, at the Fine Arts Museum, Antipa Street No. 2, the public can watch the work of Michaela Eleutheriade, View to the lighthouse, belonging to the collection of modern and contemporary paintings.


Micaela Eleutheriade (17 June 1900 – 18 December 1982) was one of the great Romanian painters and direct descendant, through the mother, from the painter George Tattarescu’s family.

Student in the country, in Bucharest, class Strâmbu, Serafim and Cecilia Storck Cuţescu, and in Paris at the Ranson Academy and Bissiere’s studio, the painter extracted multiple influences from the experience of her studies and synthesized them in her own manner.



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During May, at the Fine Arts Museum Antipa Street No. 2, the public can watch the work of Iosif Iser, Elders  at coffee house, belonging to the collection of modern and contemporary graphics.

He was born in 1881 in Bucharest, but he made his high school studies in Ploieşti, where he moved with his family. He has started to work since he was a pupil and he exhibited his works in the windows of the bookstores in town and so he won a prize at a contest organized by the artistic movement “Tinerimea Română” (Romanian Youth).

Between 1899 and 1904 Iser studied painting in Munich, attending the classes of the Royal Academy of Art. He returned to Romania in 1904 and he opened his first personal exhibition at Ploiesti. He soon moved to Bucharest where he worked for the “Adevărul” newspaper as drawer and caricaturist, but he also co-operated with publications such as “Belgia Orientului” and “Furnica”.
In 1905 he took part in the exhibition of “Tinerimea artistica” and in 1906 he had his first personal exhibition in Bucharest.

He left for Paris to study at Ranson Academy and he collaborated with drawings at the satirical publications “Les Témoins” and “Le Rire”. When he came back to Romania he organized the first modern art exhibition at the Athenaeum and, apart from his works, he exhibited the works of Derain and of the caricaturist Forain. In this period he also cooperated with the magazine of socialist orientation “Facla”. 50 potrait drawings which appeared in the pages of this magazine were reunited in the album “Figuri contimporane” in 1913.

Iser discovers the fascinating world of Dobrogea, the people and places in Dobrogea recur obsessively in his works. The light and the color of the Black Sea coast play an important part for his painting and become striking after the 1920’s.  In this period he settles in Paris for many years but he also exhibits in Bucharest.

In 1926 he takes part in the Secession Exhibition in Berlin and in the 1930’s he is present at numerous exhibitions in Paris, Bucharest, Brussels, Hague and Amsterdam. The most remarkable event was the retrospective exhibition in Bucharest from 1936, when he exhibited 431 works. Iser is one of the founders of the artistic group “Arta”, together with George Petraşcu and Ştefan Popescu, all of them distinguished with the First Prize at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1937.
Despite the racial persecutions, Iser continues to exhibit, revealing for this is the exhibition “Light and color” from 1943.  After the war the artist is present at various group event and personal exhibitions in New York (1948), Moscow and St. Petersburg (1956), Vienna (1957), The Biennale from Venice (1954). Iser’s artistic merits are acknowledged through important state distinctions and the fact that he became a member of the Romanian Academy in 1955.

Iosif Iser, one of the most prolific and appreciated Romanian artists, had a remarkable role in the formation of Romanian public’s taste for modern art. His style has evolved from angular compositions, specific to the period of creation until after First World War when cubistic influences can be detected, to harmonic compositions as drawing and color which are under the sign of moderated modernism of expressionistic type, with an obvious lyrical tint which have marked his work after the second prolonged staying in Paris. Representative for this category are his landscapes from Dobrogea or Toledo, his scenes of the interior and his portraits – such as the remarkable drawing in coal: “The Jewish with the Book”.
The color is a deep spiritual side; it is a dramatic process between the artist and the outside world …. 
(Iosif Iser, Flacăra magazine interview)



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Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 15:00, at the Danube Delta Eco-Tourism Museum Center, 14 November Street, no. 1, the photo exhibition DANUBE, DOBRUDJA, DELTA has been opened.
We quote the organizers:

Geographical location, historical, spiritual and ethnic features make the picturesque Dobrogea the most attractive  and interesting place of Romania. Its various landscape and local legends have always fascinated those who have passed through this land, be it travelers, invaders, locals or artists.

The Exhibition Danube, Dobrogea, Delta brings together a selection of 60 color photographs made at different times of the year, reflecting aspects of the natural heritage of Tulcea County: landscape, flora, fauna, focusing on rare and protected habitats and species. Authors photos are recognized for their professionalism and love for Dobrudja’s nature: Mihai Baciu, Iliuţă Goean, Valeriu Leonov, Daniel Petrescu, Mihai Petrescu.


HE and SHE in the animal world

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During the period November 2014 – October 2015, Danube Delta Ecotourism Museum Center, November 14 Street no. 1, the public is invited to view the temporary exhibition He and She in the animal world, organized in partnership with Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History Bucharest.

Exhibits are mammals, birds, amphibians and insects belonging to the collections of the organizers.


What the organizers say:

In the animal world, there are always the HE and SHE, male and female, the two precursors of life.

Sex differences varies greatly from species to species, but are found within the same species also. These differences appear to be an adaptation to sexual selection, reflected in colors and exotic plumage or in battles for dominance reflected in the size or the presence of body parts used in these confrontations.

In terms of size and behavior differences between male and female varies, but without rule. In insects, spiders, fish, birds of prey and mammals, there are species in which females are larger than males. In some species, the male contribution ends when mating, whereas in others, the male takes care of the offspring.

The exhibition includes 36 pairs of the various species and living environments … some of couples of the living world in which we find differences between male and female.




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Between April 21 and May 28, contemporary art lovers are expected at the Fine Arts Museum,  Antipa Street, No.2 and Avramide House, Progresului Street No. 32 to take part in special event in the art world, the second edition of the ”AEGYSSUS” National Biennale of Contemporary Art.


What the organizers say:
It gathers nearly 100 artists (painters, sculptors, graphic artists and engravers, textile workers, ceramists, etc.). Among the guests of honor of the event include senior artists as: Aurel Bulacu, Stefan tow, Vlad CIOBANU, Acad. Mircea Dumitrescu, Acad. Viorel MARGINEAN, Michael MANESCU, PADURARU Neculai Mircea ROMAN Vladimir Setran, Napoleon TIRON and Aurel VLAD.

Board consists of  CARATĂNASE Răzvan-Constantin – founder and project director, Ibrahima KEITA – curator and Paul TOCANIE – Coordinator of Museum Complex of Northern Dobrudja Cultural Heritage .


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The temporary exhibition named ROMANIAN AND FOREIGN COINS AND BANKNOTES IN THE  TULCEA MUSEUM’s  COLLECTION, opened on Friday, March 27 at the Museum of History and Archaeology located in the Independence Monument Park has as purpose to highlight  the evolution of the Romanian leu in the period between 1866 and 1947 and to present the foreign coins / banknotes which circulated in Romania at that time.

The exhibits show the Romanian leu progress: the first attempts during the reign of Alexandru Ioan Cuza and then the Kings period: Carol I, Ferdinand, Charles II and Michael I of Romania.

Regarding foreign coins and banknotes, the public may watch coins and banknotes from countries such as Austria, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Serbia, Turkey, Poland.


”Nightmare” at Fine Arts Museum

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Work of April – Fine Arts Museum


In April, at the Fine Arts Museum, 2, Antipa Street, the public can watch the work of Stephen Iacobescu, „Nightmare”, belonging to the collection of modern and contemporary painting.

Stephen Iacobescu (1937 – 2001) was a Romanian illustrator and engraver of the twentieth century, a member of the Artists Union of Romania. During his life he opened a few exhibitions, but participated in competitions and international events in the field of graphic arts. It was a discreet presence, characterized by a profound modesty, but remarkable in the Romanian engraving. He among those who supported the existence of the Engraving Workshop, the place that has stimulated significant achievements during the 70s in the engraving art.  Among his favorite themes are found: the history, traditions and Romanian folk customs, everyday scenes. He taught in secondary education, as art teacher.

In addition to personal exhibitions, the artist has participated in exhibitions of contemporary art works and exhibitions of drawing and engraving, both at home and abroad, works which have received critical acclaim and audience.

His works are present in museums: National Museum of Art of Romania (Bucharest), Museum of Visual Arts (Galati) and the Museum of Art (Tulcea) and in private collections in Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Sweden, UK, Netherlands, Spain, France, Switzerland, Japan, USA, Germany, India and Malaysia.


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Work of March at the Fine Arts Museum


During March, at the Fine Arts Museum, 2, Antipa Street, the public can watch the work of Max Arnold, Oriental Landscape, belonging to the Collection of modern and contemporary paintings.


Arnold Mendel Wechsler, in some documents Arnold Max Wexler, known as Max Arnold, was born in 1897 in Iasi.
He died in Bucharest in 1946.

LUMEN EST OMEN- Art, history and spirituality of Ancient LIGHTING

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The event, initiated by dr. Laurent Chrzanovski (Geneva) specialist in lighting history is the result of collaboration between many partners: Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania (Cluj-Napoca), ASTRA National Museum Complex (Sibiu), “Gavrila Simion ” Eco-Museum Research Institute (Tulcea), the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Bucharest), Brukenthal Museum (Sibiu), Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilisation (Deva) and the Museum of Art and History in Geneva.

With over 300 exhibits and a rich selection of vintage photographs and documents, the exhibition presents the evolution of lighting devices and also, their artistic, spiritual and social value.


 The curatorial concept is unique in its multimedia interactivity made ​​possible thanks to Swiss Web Academy (Sibiu). Using a tablet or a smartphone, the public may have access to footage taken by the operator Claudiu Moisescu illustrating the functioning of the most representative objects and lighting installations.


The exhibition can be visited until January 31, 2015.

International Symposium at Danube Delta Eco-Tourism Museum Center

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Date: 25 – 27 October 2014

Scientific Event:  International Symposium The natural and landscape heritage conservation – premise for sustainable development  – 3rd edition

Organizer: Gavrilă Simion Eco-Museum Research Institute Tulcea

Partners: Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority and Măcin Mountains National Park Administration

Themes are related to the protected areas: research, conservation, management and education of the inhabitants and visitors.

Guests: specialists from Romania, Spain, Bulgaria and France (researchers, managers/rangers of protected areas, museographers), representatives of other institutions and NGO-s developing activities in the field.


The works will start Friday, September 26th, 9.30, at Danube Delta Eco-tourim Museum Center, 14 Noiembrie Street no. 1bis. The Symposium will end Saturday, September 28th with a visit to Măcin Mountains National Park and Nature Reserve Chervant-Priopcea.


Sponsors:  S.C. Sim Corporate SRL Tulcea and S.C. Europolis SA Tulcea

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