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JUNE 2020

Dear friends! We are sorry to inform you that we have to change the monthly Events Calendar on the belarus.by website. The coronavirus pandemic has led to border shutdowns, travel restrictions, cancellation or postponement of public events. People are willing to refrain from trips and entertainments to protect themselves and their families.

Belarus is taking all the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the infection. The country has neither shut down its borders nor imposed strict travel restrictions. However, Belarus calls on EVERY PERSON to be extremely careful, follow the WHO and doctors’ recommendations, observe personal hygiene rules, and, most importantly, take care of each other. If you have returned from the worst-hit regions and countries, you should seek medical attention in case of the slightest deterioration in your health and, of course, isolate yourselves as soon as possible, in order not to spread any infection, not only COVID-19.

In view of this situation, large public events are canceled or postponed. Please, check out the information in advance. Organizers promise that tickets for all postponed events will remain valid. Please, remember to stay healthy!

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Exhibition of Russian, Belarusian 18th-20th-century icons in Minsk

The National Art Museum of Belarus will launch a unique project timed to the 85th anniversary of Metropolitan Filaret, Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus. The exhibition will showcase around 60 Russian icons created in the 18th – early 20th centuries. These works illustrate characteristic features of Russian provincial artists who combined archaic tendencies with methods of realism and European baroque… Copies of icons originating from the capitals to be featured at the exhibition will also be of interest. The Belarusian Exarchate of the Moscow Patriarchate will showcase personal items of Metropolitan Filaret, panagias, staffs, liturgical vestments, including a miter woven from straw.

When: 21 March - 8 June
Where: National Art Museum of Belarus, 20 Lenina Street, Minsk

Pop Art exhibition in Minsk

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in Western Europe and the USA in the 1950s and flourished throughout the 1960s. It was a response to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism. It did not only portray celebrities and political figures. It glorified popular culture by elevating soup cans, comic strips and hamburgers to the status of fine art. It inspired  Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana and other representatives of the art movement to explore new forms, themes and techniques. The interest in this genre is coming back with many Belarusian artists engaged in it. The exposition features works by Lyobov Abramova, Ivan Artimovich, Dmitry Belsky, Oleg Belousov, Nadya Buka, Pavel Voinitsky…

When:17 March - 7 June
Where: Libra exhibition hall, 37 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk
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Belarusian Football Championship 2020

In March 2020 the 30th edition of the Belarusian Premier League became the only one in Europe and one of the few on the planet to kick off as usual amid the spread of the novel coronavirus. Matchday one drew a lot of attention from fans across many countries. Matches were broadcast live by a number of sport TV channels and also online. The decision not to cancel the tournament was taken by the Belarusian Football Federation after consultations with the UEFA. The Belarusian Premier League features 16 teams. The tournament is held in two rounds. Teams that place 15th and 16th are relegated to the Belarusian First League. Two top teams are promoted from the First to the Premier League.
Among the favorites for the Belarusian champion title are leaders of the previous season: Dinamo Brest, BATE, Shakhtyor, Dinamo Minsk, Isloch, and Torpedo BelAZ.

Where: stadiums in 12 Belarusian cities
When: 19 March – December 2020
12 tour: 5-7 June
13 tour: 12-14 June
14 tour: 19-21 June
15 tour : 26-28 June

Rarities of the National History Museum  project in Minsk

The National History Museum invites Minsk residents and tourists to visit an outdoor exhibition to see the rarities from its holdings. An unusual exhibition about the Belarusian nation and its historical heritage will be arranged on the fence of Chelyuskintsev Park (Independence Avenue) in early June. Seventy photo-banners will show the rarities from different eras: coins, weapons, national costumes, religious objects, works of fine art, arts and crafts, books, precious metals, awards, musical instruments and many more. This exposition features items presented by the five branches of the National History Museum – the Memorial House of the First Congress of the RSDLP, the Museum of Belarusian Cinema History, the Museum of Theater and Music Culture History, the Museum of Nature and Environment, and the Museum of Contemporary Belarusian Statehood.

When: Starting from June
Where: Fence of Chelyuskintsev Park, Independence Avenue, Minsk
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Stop COVID-19 online race

The Brest Half Marathon that was due on 5 July was postponed to autumn because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the organizers urged everyone not to give up on sports and to take part in the online race Stop COVID-19. To join the initiative, one needs to register at брестполумарафон.бел. It is possible to run any distance from 1km to 21km. Then it is necessary to send a screenshot or a photo of the tracked route.

When: 9 May – 1 September

The Artist and the City: #100UNOVIS

The exhibition “The Artist and the City”, the ninth edition of the project, has opened online for the first time. Those wishing to see the exhibition are invited to visit the website and make a virtual tour of Yakub Kolas Square. The theme of the 2020 exhibition is the 100th anniversary of the famous association UNOVIS. All artists featured at the exhibition follow the ideas and principles of Kazimir Malevich’s suprematism. The exhibition displays 32 works, some of which were created by members of the artists’ association Kvadrat that can be called a true successor of UNOVIS. The exhibition will feature Aleksandr Malei, Nikolai Dundin, Viktor Shilko, Aleksandr Dosuzhev, Aleksandr Slepov, and Valery Chukin. A physical version of the project will open once the epidemiological situation improves. Plans are in place to bring the exhibition from Minsk to Vitebsk, the birthplace of UNOVIS.

When: Starting 14 May
Where: Online

Concert by DiDuLa

When: 4 June, 19:00
Where: 17 Gornovykh Street, Grodno Oblast Philharmonic, Grodno

Kinemo. Silent movies + Live Music: Faust

When: 6 June, 19:00
Where: 25 Independence Avenue, Community Palace of Trade Unions, Minsk

A virtual exhibition of Belarusian manufacturers Made in Belarus

When: Starting 16 June
Where: YouTube channel of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Kupalskaye Kola summer solstice festival

When: 27-28 June
Where: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Lifestyle, the village of Ozertso, Minsk District

Top Fest 2020

When: 27 June, 12:00
Where: Loshitsky Park, 10 Chizhevskikh Driveway, Minsk

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