26 October 2012 - 17 February 2013

Between 2003 and 2008 the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest staged several important exhibitions showcasing the oeuvres of great nineteenth-century masters (Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Ferdinand Hodler and Gustave Moreau) and exploring the influence their work exerted on the development of Modern art. In our exhibition we wish to present an overview of Paul Cézanne’s oeuvre and his approach to the past through some eighty to one hundred paintings, drawings and watercolours by the artist supplemented by thirty to forty works (paintings, sculptures, gypsum copies, prints and illuminated books) by sixteenth-nineteenth-century masters.

A satirist, a scoffer / Honoré Daumier (1808–1879)

The master of French caricature

12 October 2012 - 3 March 2013

The Museum of Fine Arts' Department of Prints and Drawings preserves close to 600 lithographs by the outstanding French graphic artist, Daumier. In 2009 tender funds granted by the National Cultural Foundation enabled the urgently needed preservation work for the sheets. As part of the project the museum undertook the task of displaying the results of the work in an exhibition, since the last monographic exhibition on Daumier, one of the most splendid representatives of the history of nineteenth-century graphic art, was in 1979.

The Way We Are / Honoré Daumier (1808–1879)

The master of French caricature

12 October 2012 - 7 April 2013

The Museum of Fine Arts’ Department of Prints and Drawings preserves close to 600 lithographs by the outstanding French graphic artist, Daumier.

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.