‘CASA POPA’ MUSEUM
Nicolae Popa (1919-2010), Naive artist, set up this space with his own resources, by creating or collecting. His wish was to preserve objects, traditions and the unwritten rural heritage. His artistic creations, exhibited in galleries and Naive Art museums in Europe since 1970-1972, his writing concern, the historical monographs, the biographies and his texts for folk theatre stand as testimony. The museum he founded received back in 1972 its first visitors, coming to see the artist’s creations.
Popa House has three visiting spaces: the first one is the statues’ courtyard; the second one is the great grandparents’ house — 1867 heritage building — where his creations, the prop for folk theatre, diplomas, his office and wood and rock sculpture of Nicolae Popa are exhibited; the third space is the Collection’s House, a moldavian traditional pavilion which comprises eight halls, thematically organised: archaeology, naive painting, numismatics, weapon, furniture, ceramics, costumes and accessories, religious art, vintage photographs, handmade fabrics, household tools. The museum consists of more than 4000 items.