Fine Art in Belarus
Fine art in Belarus varies in
style, direction and genre. The
most captivating work by
Belarus artists in different
periods can be seen in
museums across the country.
The largest collection of
works of art are in the
National Museum of Art,
which actively promotes
national art. Exhibitions by
local artists are regularly
held here. Other prominent
museums across the
country are the Vitebsk Art
Museum, Mogilev regional
Art Museum and the
Polotsk art gallery.
Most people in Belarus can play at
least one musical instrument, and
music in the country today boasts a
mixture of styles and influences.
Traditional and folk music still has a
big following in Belarus.
Modern pop music is increasingly
popular in Belarus. Belarus has
been an enthusiastic participant in
the Eurovision Song Contest since
Music festivals are very popular in
Belarus. The international arts
festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk
has become the symbol of the
festival movement of Belarus
The first stationary theater was founded in Belarus in 1933
on the basis of the Belarusian opera and ballet school.
The most famous operas staged in this theater are "Boris
Godunov", "Othello", "and many other masterpieces of the
world art. Nowadays you can see new interpretations of
classical plays like "Carmen" and "Boris Goduniov" as well
as traditional performances...
Academic Big Opera
and Ballet Theatre of
the Republic of
The National academic drama
theatre named after Maxim Gorky
Literature in Belarus
Books and literature have played an
important role among the cultural arts of
Belarus for centuries.
Famous writers and poets from Belarus
Opened in June
2006 in a new hitech building, the
National Library in
Minsk is the
for the Republic of
Belarus. A real
source of national
pride. It boasts the
of Russianlanguage books
outside of Russia.
The best Belarusian film is
“People on the swamp”