New show by Belarusian State Circus
The new show is designed to impress both children and adults. It will feature a huge elephant, bears riding a segway, monkey musicians, noble Friesian horses, funny geese. Spectators will also see aerialists and acrobats on a flip board, diabolo tricks, equilibrists and, of course, funny clowns.
When: 29 January – 29 April
Where: Belarusian State Circus, 32 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk
Royal Family. The Path of Love exhibition at the National Library of Belarus
The exclusive project highlights the life, service and faith of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family - Empress Alexandra, Tsarevich Alexei, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. Visitors will see over 200 exhibits, including photographs and painting reproductions, biographies of the Romanov family, diaries, documents and eyewitness accounts… Black and white photographs captured the life of the emperor from his early years to his last days. Many pictures are very personal, homey, and convey the feeling of love between the husband and the wife, the parents and the children.
When: 4 February – 5 April
Where: National Library of Belarus, 116 Independence Avenue, Minsk
Deconstruction project at the National Center for Contemporary Arts
Artist Tatyana Savik studies deconstruction as a method to mechanically divide objects and portraits into fragments in order to destroy generally accepted narratives and perception stereotypes. Some of her works are interactive: viewers are invited to take part in a postmodernist game of creating new forms and meanings and deconstructing and reconstructing works that are open systems with an infinite number of variations. The process of deconstruction is continuous and cannot be completed, therefore, by creating characters from fragments, the artist raises the problem of an identity crisis of a contemporary human being and explores the possibilities of restoring the integrity of the individual, overcoming trauma through deconstruction.
When: 9 February – 3 April
Where: National Center for Contemporary Arts of Belarus, 3 Nekrasova Street, Minsk
Mikhail Savitsky exhibition at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Striking canvases of the Numbers on the Heart cycle are the highlights of the exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Hero of Belarus, People’s Artist of the USSR and the BSSR, painter, teacher and public figure Mikhail Savitsky. He worked on this impressive cycle in 1974-1979, 1987 when he was a mature and popular artist. The contemporaries call the artist a man with an open heart and a difficult fate. He joined the Red Arm to fight the enemy during the Great Patriotic War, was captured and taken to Nazi concentration camps, including Buchenwald. The Numbers on the Heart cycle is the artist’s statement in defense of peace, an expression of anxiety for the fate of the beautiful planet and its main treasure – human being. The last time this series of paintings was exhibited was in 1979 in the Minsk Palace of Art, and even then the master expressed the wish that these paintings be exhibited at the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History.
When: 18 February – 19 April
Where: Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History, 8 Pobeditelei Avenue, Minsk
The international spring expo-fair of tourism services Leisure 2022
The traditional spring expo-fair Leisure 2022, which will unfold for the 24th time at one of the largest venues in the capital, will help you prepare for the upcoming season of summer holidays and vacations. Visitors will be able to get familiar with the current travel offers of Belarusian and foreign travel agencies for various parts of the world and choose the right option using a special program of bonuses and discounts. In addition, the program of the expo includes presentations, seminars, roundtables as well as a fair where you can buy everything you need for traveling: leisure goods, maps, booklets, and guides...
When: 31 March – 2 April
Where: The national expo center BelExpo, 14 Pobeditelei Avenue, Minsk
The Entertaining Photographic Equipment exhibition in the Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery
Over the course of its 200-year-long history the photo camera has evolved from a bulky pinhole camera to built-in smartphone cameras that can fit on your fingertip. The Entertaining Photographic Equipment exhibition is dedicated to the origin and the internal design of the photo camera, the history of photography and photographic equipment. Here you can trace the key stages of the journey, immerse yourself in a variety of photography processes and understand the principles of operation of cameras of different designs. The earliest of them date back to the 1910s (the Le Glyphoscopestereo camera, 1905) while the latest products were made in the end of the 20th century. Among the objects on display there are also unique specimens: prototype models of Zenit cameras of the 1980s, stereo cameras for shooting three-dimensional images, cameras of rare designs such as microphoto cameras, cameras shaped like a watch...
When: till 24 April
Where: Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery, 15 Svobody Square, Minsk
Wax figures exhibition in Mogilev
One of the world’s most famous masterpieces - Leonardo da Vinci’s mural The Last Supper – was recreated in a collection of waxworks that went on display in Mogilev. The life-size wax figures of Christ and the apostles sitting at the table create an extremely immersive experience. The exhibition also features wax figures of the royal family of Nicholas II, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin, Saint Seraphim of Sarov, Equal-to-the-Apostles Princess Olga, Prince Vladimir and Prince Alexander Nevsky.
When: Till 7 April
Where: Maslenikov Mogilev Regional Art Museum, 33 Mironova Street, Mogilev
Masterpieces of World Music concert in Minsk
The world’s most popular and iconic pop music melodies will be performed in modern arrangements by the Universe Symphony Orchestra. The program includes romantic melodies by Richard Clayderman, Secret Garden, Queen and Scorpions, as well as popular soundtracks by famous composers like Hans Zimmer, Ramin Djawadi, Ennio Morricone, Astor Piazzolla, Nino Rota ... The shows by the Universe Symphony Orchestra are known for powerful sound, energy, original lighting and effects.
When: 12 April
Where: Minsk Concert Hall, 5 Oktyabrskaya Street, Minsk
Opening of a cycling season in Belovezhskaya Pushcha
Belovezhskaya Pushcha is one of the world’s oldest nature reserves in the world, the largest of the remaining parts of the vast relict forest of Europe. The national park has worked out 25 tourist routes with the total length of more than 100km, including routes leading to remote corners. Almost 35,000 cyclists visited Belovezhskaya Pushcha last year. This year on the opening day of the cycling season - April 16 - outdoor enthusiasts are invited to participate in the race "On my way to my grandfather". A quest on the way to the estate of the Belarusian Grandfather Frost awaits tourists. They will be able to communicate with the owner of the fairytale estate and treat themselves to Belovezhskaya Pushcha delicacies.
When: 16 April
Where: the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha, the village of Kamenyuki, Kamenets District, Brest Oblast
The Paints of Soul exhibition in the Belarusian Literature History Museum
The literary and art exhibition is dedicated to three anniversaries of talented women of Belarus at once - the 85th anniversary of Danuta Bichel-Zagnetova, the 75th anniversary of Raisa Borovikova and the 80th anniversary of the birth of Vera Verba. At the exhibition visitors can enjoy works of bright representatives of the Belarusian constellation of poetesses, who adorned and enriched the national literature of the second half of the 20th century. Artifacts on display also include sketches by People's Artist of the BSSR Arlen Kashkurevich and autographed books. Through them visitors will be able to see and feel the talent, soul, beauty of the words of women lyricists. In addition, the exposition will be complemented and decorated by well-known artists - Marina Erenburg, Veronika Vitkovskaya, Alla Kolosentseva, and Larisa Zarubina.
When: till 2 May
Where: The State Museum of History of Belarusian Literature, 13 Maksima Bogdanovicha Street, Minsk