Openness and Integration - Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition

10 August 2012 – 9 September 2012

10 August 2012 - 10 September 2012

The exhibition Openness and Integration hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts provides an overview of Chinese art from the last thirty years. The National Art Museum of China selected some 120 oil paintings, traditional Chinese ink-and-wash paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures with the aim of providing a cross-section of theartistic trends of the recent past, the complex techniques applied by artists as well as with the diversity and wealth of Chinese art.


Netherlandish Drawings from the 16th Century

15 June 2012 - 15 July 2012

At a time of stormy historical events in the sixteenth-century the Netherlands underwent vast changes in its intellectual life and the arts. This century saw a deepening of the divide between medieval and modern cultures with Italian Humanism and Renaissance playing a major role in the formation of the new, humanistic system of values. Up to now the Museum of Fine Arts has not stage an exhibition solely devoted to sixteenth-century Netherlandish drawings, since only a smaller part of these works was displayed in 1932 and 1967 in shows spanning two or more centuries.


21 March 2012 – 1 July 2012

21 March 2012 - 21 April 2012

There are certain places in the world where at a given time events become concentrated in an extraordinary way and as such are able to write themselves into the history of the world as venues of significant cultural achievements. One such place is St. Gallen in Switzerland and within it the Erker complex: Erker Publishers, Studio and Meeting Place.


14 March 2012 – 14 May 2012

14 March 2012 - 14 April 2012

OSAS PLUS in the Vasarely Museum

25 January 2012 – 1 May 2012

25 January 2012 - 25 February 2012

The artists who founded the Open Structures Art Society organized their first introductory exhibition in 2006 at the Vasarely Museum in Budapest. Three years later, a second exhibition was held at the same venue featuring new works and sketches by Society members, and supplemented by small graphics masterpieces selected from the Tamás Konok collection.

Sándor Hollán

30 November 2011 – 5 February 2012

30 November 2011 - 30 December 2011

Sándor Hollán left Hungary in 1956 and has lived in France ever since. He was a student of Chapelain-Midy in the studio of the Parisian École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and then graduated in graphic design from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.


Marcell Nemes, Art Patron and Collector

26 October 2011 - 26 November 2011

Marcell Jánoshalmi Nemes (1866-1930) was one of the most significant art collectors in early twentieth-century Hungary, as well as one of its most contradictory figures, whose extensive activities as both an art patron and collector became legendary during his own lifetime. In the course of his career he donated numerous valuable works to the Museum of Fine Arts, including El Greco’s The Penitent Mary Magdalene and Ádám Mányoki’s Portrait of Ferenc Rákóczi, the latter being regarded as a national relic in Hungary. He also made donations to several other domestic as well as foreign institutions, such as the Museum of Applied Arts, the Berlin and Munich picture galleries and indeed even to the Prado in Madrid and the Louvre in Paris.

William Kentridge in the Museum of Fine Arts

20 September 2011 – 16 October 2011

20 September 2011 - 20 October 2011

Visit with a ticket to the Permanent Exhibition in the Doric Hall The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest will showcase works by William Kentridge, one of today’s most recognised contemporary artists. Visitors to the museum will also have the chance to meet the artist in person. Kentridge’s video installation titled I am not me, the horse is not mine, based on Gogol’s The Nose, can be viewed from 20 September and a discussion with the artist will take place at the museum on 4 October. The performance organised in conjunction with the Kovásznai Research Workshop will not be the artist’s only appearance since his Woyzeck adaptation will be staged in October on two occasions at the Trafó House, giving an insight into Kentridge’s theatre projects.

László Lakner: Seamstresses Listen to Hitler's Speech (1960)

30 June 2011 – 15 January 2012

30 June 2011 - 30 July 2011

The Museum of Fine Arts is holding a special showcase exhibition to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of the Hungarian art world's "classicist of the avant-garde", long-term Berlin resident László Lakner: his early masterpiece Seamstresses Listen to Hitler's Speech (1960) - unseen for many decades, and only recently dramatically brought to light - is finally going on public display for the very first time. It would have been impossible to display such a work in Budapest in 1960.

Mummies Uncovered

An exhibition and 3D film in the Museum of Fine Arts

10 June 2011 - 10 July 2011

A special exhibition opened on 10 June 2011 Showcases four mummies preserved in the Museum of Fine Arts’ collection and the results of the scientific tests recently carried out on them. The exhibition helps familiarise visitors with the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, the techniques of mummification, and the funeral art of the period, but it is thanks to the art of facial reconstruction that visitors are also able to learn what a person who passed away over two thousand years ago actually looked like. A 3D film prepared can provide a comprehensive picture of the kind of methods employed in the examination of the four mummies and of the results this research was able to achieve. The 3D film was on view until 29 March 2012.