Long Nights of Museums: ANCIENT TIMES – GOOD TIMES

Classical heroes in the Museum of Fine Arts

22 June 2013.

The following exhibitions can be visited at the Museum of Fine Arts during the Long Night of Museums: Temporary Exhibition Documentarist of female beauty: Helmut Newton 1920–2004 Due to the layout of the gallery and issues of security a maximum of 400 visitors per hour can be admitted to our exhibition Helmut Newton 1920–2004. We kindly ask your patience for any potential queuing for the exhibition.
Permanent collection – Classical Antiquities, Old Master Paintings (Italian, Spanish, French, British, Netherlandish and Dutch painting) and Art after 1800.

Entry with the Long Night of Museums wristband from 4.30 pm.

Tickets: available also in advance on the webshop of jegymester.hu
Exchanging pre-purchased tickets to wristbands: on 22 June, from 4.30 pm
From 15 June wristbands can be purchased at the museum's ticket desk.
For adults: HUF 1500
For children: HUF 600 (between 6-18 years of age)
Free for children under 6 years.
Please note that no other commissions are valid on this occasion!

To ensure the protection of artworks the number of participants in the programmes is limited. Visitors are admitted in order of arrival.
Expected time of last entry (also for those with wristbands): 1 am. We reserve the right to change programmes.In the event of galleries reaching maximum capacity opening times may be modified for purposes of security.
(On the following day, Sunday, 23 June, the Museum can be visited between 12 am - 6 pm.)


6 pm – 11.30 pm Detective game in the permanent collection

(worksheets obtainable at the Information desk)

5 pm – 10 pm Handicraft workshop
: Classical board games and games of skill
(nine men’s morris, twelve lines, dice tower, etc.)
8 pm – 9.30 pm and
10.30 pm – 12 pm Get to know the weapons of the legionaries and the Germanic tribes

(Legio Leonum, Norde Gard)
Photo corner with contemporary costumes and arms (continuously)


5 pm – 2 am
Exhibition of the winning entries of our correspondence competition Arch of Triumph
7 pm – 8 pm "Ab ovo usque ad mala” – From apple to egg
Lecture on Roman gastronomy by Gabriella Kohári archaeologist with food-tasting based on classical recipes.
9 pm – 10 pm Jesus Christ Superstar as a form of “lay theology”
Talk by Dániel Siptár, church historian

5 pm – 6 pm
The adventures of Mr Fox – Interactive programme for children with music and puppets, based on the fables of Aesop (Színházikó)
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Dress and arms parade of the Romans and Germanic tribes (Legio Leonum, Norde Gard)
8 pm – 9 pm
Stand-up comedy sponsored by OTP Bank: Humour in fine arts (Gergely Litkai and Péter Felméri)
9.30 pm – 10.30 pm Dress and arms parade of the Romans and Germanic tribes
(Legio Leonum, Norde Gard)
11 pm – 12 pm "Paeans from ancient times to the present day, from Abba to Omega"
- music by Mezítlábas Zenészek

MARBLE HALL Roman buffet with Remíz Restaurant

6 pm – 10 pm
Screen print your own T-shirt with ancient motifs (you can also bring along your own)
8 pm Quiz night
(registration on the spot, from 7.30 pm)
9.30 pm Quiz night
(registration on the spot, from 8.30 pm)
Quiz master: László Szabó. The winning team will receive beer coupons.


7.30 pm and 9.30 pm Life in Pannonia
– meeting between a Roman senator and the wife of a Pannonian sculptor (interactive game with actors)

A maximum of 30 people can take part in guided tours for which preliminary registration is necessary. In case of your interets please write us to aW5mbyMxISsjbWZhYi5odQ==.
6.45 pm - 7.45 pm
Woman is eternal – by Angéla Kiss
8.15 pm - 9.15 pm
The modern woman as seen by Helmut Newton: Diana or Juno? – by Nikolajeva Marija
9.15 pm - 10.15 pm
Ridiculous fashion – by Viola Varga
10.45 pm - 11.45 pm
Venus and Eros in the art of Helmut Newton – by Evelin Brockmann

6.15 pm -7.15 pm
Where has Leda’s swan gone? – guided tour round the Department of Art after 1800 by Krisztina Mácsay
7.15 pm - 8.15 pm
"... and Penelope is still weaving her web.” – guided tour round the Old Master Paintings by Krisztina Tóth
7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Guided tour in English - Hercules and High Fashion by Vera Kovács
Meeting point: 1st floor, at the top of the main stairs
7.45 pm - 8.45 pm
“Ars longa, vita brevis” Sayings, words of wisdom, commonplaces and paintings – guided tour round the Old Master Paintings – Miklós Vasdinnyey
8.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Battle scenes and triumphal monuments in ancient art – guided tour round the Classical Antiquities – Szilvia Lakatos
8.45 pm -9.45 pm
Guided tour in English - Hercules and High Fashion by Vera Kovács
9.45 pm - 10.45 pm
“Arms, and the man I sing” – guided tour round the Old Master Paintings – Sára Jalsoviczky
10.15 pm -11.15 pm
Those who win lose – stories from Greek mythologyguided tour round the Classical Antiquities – Dalma Pogány

Snapshots from the museum collection (in Hungarian)
(45-minute walks lead by voluntary staff of the museum, talking about the history of the collection)
6 pm
–6.45 pm Guided tour round the Classical Antiquities
7 pm
–7.45 pm Guided tour round the Dutch Collection
8 pm
– 8.45 pm Guided tour round the Italian Collection