Collection Grauwinkel 1982-2012 - Thirty Years of Concrete Art

Vasarely Museum

12 May 2013 - 14 September 2013

The Open Structure Art Society (OSAS) exhibits 100 selected artworks in the Vasarely Museum of Budapest from the private collection of Siegfried Grauwinkel. The exhibition focuses on Constructive-Concrete Art, but also extends to the border areas of Minimalism, Conceptual-Art and Zero.

Hands-on Art for All

In Each Other’s Hand

2 May 2013 - 26 May 2013

Organised in conjunction with the Kézzelfogható Foundation and linked to the European Equal Opportunities Day, the Museum of Fine Arts will host a hands-on exhibition, a conference and interactive creative workshops. The special exhibition, running from 2nd May, is aimed at providing the opportunity for visually impaired and blind people to share in the exhibition experience with the sighted and interactively support each other in the understanding and reception of the event.

Helmut Newton 1920 – 2004

4 April 2013 - 14 July 2013

Continuing the highly successful tradition of the past years, in the spring of 2013 the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest is again staging a photographic exhibition. The show will feature around 250 shots by one of the greatest figures of fashion and advertising photography, Helmut Newton, reflecting his most significant creative periods

Uecker. Material Becomes Picture

15 December 2012 - 17 March 2013

Günther Uecker stands out as one of the decisive figures in the post-war international contemporary art scene. From the beginning, his works have focused on the most serious issues facing the world.

Rodin and the Museum of Fine Arts

7 December 2012 - 3 March 2013

The dossier exhibition organized by the Department of Art after 1800 showcases Rodin’s works preserved in the collection of the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts and the latest research results relating to it.


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.