Suțu Palace
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Suţu Palace is one of the oldest aristocratic residences in Bucharest, as well as one of the very few buildings that have remained unchanged for over 150 years. It was built between 1833 and 1835 by Costache Suţu, according to the designs of architects Conrad Schwink and Johann Veit. The Palace’s new permanent exhibition, called “Time of the City”, aims to help visitors delve into a story-driven journey through the city’s history. Starting with a unique piece found within the Palace – the backwards running clock, fabricated by the Collin House of Paris, a clock that requires people to view its mirrored reflection in order to tell time – the “Time of the City” exhibition is a journey that begins in the present and heads back in time, towards the past. This pilgrimage is segmented, as each room housing the exhibition is dedicated to a certain historical period of reference for the city’s evolution and for the events that occurred on its territory. Aside from the Time of the City, the museum usually houses a number of other smaller exhibitions, related to art, history, culture, and other interesting elements or events related to the city of Bucharest. Suțu Palace is part of the Bucharest City Museum, a pavilionary museum which also includes the Theodor Aman Museum, the Victor Babeș Museum, the George Severeanu Museum, the Ligia and Pompiliu Macovei Museum, the Frederic Storck and Cecilia Cuțescu-Storck Museum, the Filipescu-Cesianu House, the Dr. Nicolae Minovici Museum and the Admiral Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory.

Opening of the Masters of Romanian Comics - Sandu Florea (New York) exhibition, at Suțu Palace


Tip eveniment
Perioada Expozitie
01.10.2019 - 31.10.2019
  • 18:00 - Deschidere
  • 00:00 - Inchidere

The series of exhibitions titled MASTERS OF ROMANIAN COMICS continues at Suțu Palace with works by artist Sandu Florea – original comics leading us into a unique journey in the world offered by the 9th art form! The exhibition opening will take place at Suțu Palace – The Bucharest City Museum, Friday October 11th 2019, at 18.00. An artist with an impressive career in the field of comics, one that began in Romania and continued successfully in the U.S.A., Sandu Florea debuted his career by publishing the series The mischief of Păcală in 1968, in the Luminiţa magazine. After 1975 he abandoned his work as an architect and invested himself fully into drawing comics. Thus he became the most prolific Romanian graphic novel artist, publishing in nearly all magazines and almanacs for children and youths in Romania until 1989. In 1991 Sandu Florea and his family moved to the United States of America. In April 1992 he debuted at one of the most important publishing houses in the U.S.A. Marvel Comics. Since then, Sandu Florea worked on nearly 300 comics, illustrating the adventures of nearly all American superheroes: Conan the Barbarian, X-Force, Dr. Strange, The Executioner, Thunder Strike, Blade, Buffy – the Vampire Slayer, Insane Clown Posse, Generation X, Spiderman Unlimited, Elektra, X-treme X-men, Hawkeye, Batman R.I.P. etc. Presently, the Romanian-American artist became a staple in catalogues of American graphic novel publishers such as Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse and so on. Exhibition curator: Mihai I. Grăjdeanu, comic strip author. Entry is free of charge. The exhibition is open to visitors at Suțu Palace 1 - 31 October 2019.