Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age

Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age

31 October 2014 - 15 February 2015

Museum+ THE HEREAFTER

Museum+ THE HEREAFTER

13 November 2014

Texture 2014

Texture 2014

Fine art – literature - theatre

11 November 2014

Litography for Beginners/ Change the Colours of Toulouse-Lautrec' posters

Litography for Beginners/ Change the Colours of Toulouse-Lautrec' posters

Presentation of the Esterhazy Madonna's Restoration

Presentation of the Esterhazy Madonna's Restoration

by András Fáy (translated by András Heitler)

Exhibitions

Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age

31 October 2014 - 15 February 2015

Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age, a large-scale exhibition to run in the Museum of Fine Arts from 31 October surveys the period of 17th-century Dutch art, one of the golden ages of European culture. The exhibition is built around Rembrandt, the greatest master of the period, by whom 20 masterpieces will be on display. The exhibition will showcase over 170 works by some 100 painters, of which 40 originate from the Museum of Fine Arts’ rich Dutch collection and 130 paintings will be contributed by private and public collections, with the most important loaning institutions including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the National Museum in Stockholm, the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery in London, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles , the Metropolitan in New York, the Uffizi in Florence and the Prado in Madrid. A further sensation of the exhibition is that in addition to the significant number of works by Rembrandt – including the painting known as his earliest and his last self-portrait – visitors can also view three works by Vermeer.

Immendorff. Long Live Painting!

9 November 2014 - 15 February 2015

The exhibition titled Immendorff. Long Live Painting! is the second in a series on “Classic Contemporary German” painters at the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, following on from the Günther Uecker exhibition, Material Becomes Picture, in 2012. These shows, to be held every two years, are intended to familiarise the Hungarian public with some of the most emblematic – and now world-famous – individuals who represented the major phenomena and trends in post-war (West) German art movements.

Cangiante colouring in Ilona Keserü Ilona’s new paintings

25 September 2014 - 14 December 2014

"Since 2001 I have explored the potential of colour shifting effects primarily in my painting, as well as in a historical context, examining it from the perspective of physical and optical laws and phenomena, and observing it in the collections of the great museums of Europe."

Events

ART FOR ALL!

All Hands on Deck!

8 November 2014.

The winds are picking up - hoist the sails! We're setting off to explore faraway lands, eat exotic food and buy the finest silks. Climb aboard and find out why historians associate the 17th century with the Dutch Golden Age. Was it all down to pirate gold? How did smoking, shipping, fishing, and windmills play their part?

I'd follow you blindly – Exploring Space at the Vasarely Museum

4 October 2014

Let me show you this space, this place I found. It's kind of like a tunnel, yet it sometimes feels like a pyramid. Or looks like a pyramid. It depends how you see it. I can show you, actually. Here, take this paper and fold it, now turn it over and fold it again...

Service Announcement!

Dear Visitors!

The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest will be closed for renovation of the building from 16 February 2015 until the end of 2017.During this period a highlight-selection from the Museum’s collection will be on show in the Hungarian National Gallery (in Buda Castle).

News

Purchase of Egyptian artefacts verifiably legal and safe

16 June 2014.

The Museum of Fine Arts acts with the utmost circumspection during every single one of its acquisitions; therefore, the museum collection only includes artefacts whose origin and legal background are unambiguous. This applies to all the artefacts that have entered the Department of Egyptian Antiquities: the museum’s experts are able to indisputably verify the legal origin of each artefact in their collection.