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.

EL GRECO TO RIPPL-RÓNAI

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.

Art on Lake

2011.05.24. – 2011.09.04.

24 May 2011 - 24 June 2011

The summer exhibition on the City Park Boating Lake titled Art on Lake promises to be one of the most exciting artistic productions of the year. Over a period of three months the public will have the opportunity to see sculptures, most of which were especially made for this occasion by 25 noted artists from 14 EU countries at an exhibition organised by the Museum of Fine Arts set in this unusual venue. The contemporary exhibition of fine arts, which is the result of three years of work, is one of the most important and spectacular domestic cultural events of Hungary’s EU rotating presidency.

The Eight

17 May 2011 – 11 September 2011

17 May 2011 - 17 June 2011

The exhibition to run at the Museum of Fine Arts from the middle of May will present works by The Eight, a group of painters closely associated with the international trends that arose in the fine arts at the beginning of the 20th century. The Budapest show comprising some 200 works adopted a reworked concept of the recently closed The Eight in Pécs and will showcase prominent works selected from the Pécs exhibition. Although visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts will see fewer works, some pieces that were not displayed in Pécs will now be included in the Budapest exhibition. The Museum of Fine Arts is proud to host The Eight, since its permanent exhibition of European art provides an ideal framework for the masterpieces that represent perhaps the most outstanding period of Hungarian fine art.

Transparency - Looking Through

Vasarely Museum, Budapest

26 January 2011 - 26 February 2011

Transparency is an optical commonplace that is present everywhere. A material or object is truly transparent if we can sense it only through touch or by bumping into it, as it comes between the visible World and us.

Lucien Hervé 100

27 October 2010 – 30 April 2011

27 October 2010 - 27 November 2010

An exhibition of selected works by Lucien Hervé will run from 27 October at the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts commemorating the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth. Some one hundred photographs recently added to the museum’s collection as well as a large number of documents to be displayed for the public for the very first time will focus on the architectural photography of the Hungarian-born Lucien Hervé, while also providing a review of his entire oeuvre. The exhibition to run through 30 April is also a highlighted programme of the Hungarian Month of Photography 2010.