ARCUB at the Night of the Museums


ARCUB – The Cultural Center of the Municipality of Bucharest is preparing a special program for the European Night of Museums #19 from May 13, with four exhibitions of photography, sculpture, painting and graphics at ARCUB – Hanul Gabroveni, and at the headquarters of the Capital City Hall with the third edition of the “Open City Hall” event, a project organized by the Capital City Hall, through ARCUB.

One of the locations of this year’s Night of Museums, ARCUB – Hanul Gabroveni awaits visitors to enjoy free access between 18:00 and 02:00. Historical monument building from the 19th century, the ARCUB headquarters in the Historic Center opens its doors on the Night of the Museums with four recently varnished exhibitions, which occupy all the inn’s exhibition spaces.

An exhibition not to be missed is the latest personal exhibition of the graphic artist, sculptor and painter Mircia Dumitrescu, recognized for the illustrations made for great Romanian and international authors. Entitled “DRAWING/ENGRAVING/PAINTING/SCULPTURE/BIBLIOFILA BOOK”, Mircia Dumitrescu’s exhibition can be visited in the exhibition spaces on the first floor and in the basement of the Gabroveni Inn.

With an international reputation in art and fashion photography, the artistic duo Dana & Stéphane Maitec present at ARCUB an innovative form of photography with a new exhibition from the Reflections series. At first glance, their latest works may seem like painting or, thanks to the perfect illusion of three-dimensionality, sculpture. But these images are a new way of making photography, without any further digital intervention, through a fluid play of reflections using prisms, collage and sculptural objects made of reflective materials.

The exhibition program at ARCUB for the Night of Museums #19 is completed by the photography exhibition The Unseen Falls in Black & White by Timișoara visual artist Cristian Graure and the group exhibition of high school artists I Wish to… by Premium Edu.

The exhibitions at ARCUB – Hanul Gabroveni can be visited with free access on Saturday, May 13, 2023, between 18:00 and 02:00, as part of the 19th edition of the European Night of Museums.

In addition to the exhibition program at the headquarters in Lipscani street 84-90, ARCUB is co-organizer of the “Open City Hall” event, which invites the citizens of Bucharest to visit the Palace on Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, the headquarters of the Capital City Hall. For the third consecutive year, the Capital City Hall participates in the European Night of Museums with an artistic program of exhibitions about Bucharest, live music and guided tours of the building.


Gabroveni Inn – Lipscani Street 84-90


1st floor – Sala Coloanelor, Sala Lipscani, Sala Gabroveni / Semi-basement – ​​Sala Bolţilor

Exhibition not recommended for people under 18.

The graphic artist, painter and sculptor Mircia Dumitrescu exhibits debut works and recent works at ARCUB in the large-scale personal exhibition “DRAWING/ENGWING/PAINTING/SCULPTURE/BIBLIOPHILE BOOK”. The exhibition covers a wide range of themes and expressions, from drawing to painting, sculpture and bibliophile book and marks 90 years since the birth of the late literary critic and historian.

Visiting period: May 9-30 // Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-20:00 // Monday closed

Dana & Stéphane Maitec. REFLECTIONS #2

Ground floor – Hall of Arches

Artists with a background in theater and cinematography, with an international career in art and fashion photography and with exhibitions in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Geneva or Los Angeles, Dana & Stéphane Maitec present, this May at ARCUB, a new way to take photos in the “Reflections #2” exhibition.

Visiting period: May 12-30 // Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-20:00 // Monday closed


Ground floor – Cafe Hall

The photography exhibition of artist and interdisciplinary researcher Cristian Graure takes the public into a universe with accents specific to progressive dark-wave. “At first glance, when you just focus on the photos […], they appear to be graphic creations, and indeed they are in good measure. But when you distinguish the cut-outs, the departure of certain details, the games of light and shadow, the reliefs, you admit to being faced with a sculptor’s work. A sculptor attempting the nostalgia of the engraver bent over his plate.” Cristian-Robert Velescu

Visiting period: May 6-20 // Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-20:00 // Monday closed


Ground floor – Library Hall

The group exhibition “I Wish to… by Premium Edu” presents creations of high school students from Romania who have transposed the things they are passionate about into creative objects. The works in the exhibition were selected following an open call launched in April and vary from fashion design works to sculptures, graphic design, photography, oil painting, film and creative writing.

Visiting period: May 13-21 // Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-18:00 // Monday closed

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