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Bulgarian Spirit:

A Preview of the Pardew Art Collection 



Meet the Collectors,

James and Kathy Pardew


His early life as an alumnus of Arkansas State University & career in U.S. diplomacy

Art & Diplomacy

What role has art played in American Diplomacy?

A Brief History of Bulgaria


Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Art

Nationalism as Identity in Art

Themes in the Collection

Influence of Classical Antiquity

Legacy of Byzantine Icon Paintings

Reactions to Socialist Realism


Bulgarian Folk Culture

Women in Traditional and Communist Societies