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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vasarely Museum, Budapest
14 October 2010 - 14 November 2010
At this exhibition, artworks that have never been presented together enter into a surprising – but valid – relationship with each other. Jenő Barcsay’s late, dark images and Gábor Bódy’s experimental film, Miklós Erdély’s “sacred line” and Katalin Haász’s curves that return into themselves, István Harasztÿ’s wandering magnetic points and the laboursome stabilisation of Ladislav Galeta’s ball are all, for example, very different works in terms of genre, style and technique, but nevertheless share something in terms of their essence.
30 September 2010 – 20 February 2011
30 September 2010 - 30 October 2010
Rotund and voluptuous forms, characteristically simple and expressive figures, people, animals and objects dominate the works of Colombian-born Fernando Botero. The language of his colourful and often luminous works is understandable for all; he opens up a seemingly distant Latin American reality and transforms it into a familiar world. His works are linked by the underlying quality of universality and his use of the most elemental gestures renders his ideas of the world and its various phenomena visible. Botero is a productive artist and a leading figure of contemporary art whose works can be found in public collections in countries across the world including Japan, Russia, Germany, Finland, Italy, Colombia and the United States. A selection of the masterpieces of the last twenty years can be seen at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest between 30 September 2010 and 23 January 2011.
23 September 2010 – 9 January 2011
23 September 2010 - 23 October 2010
The Museum of Fine Arts will stage an exhibition of the outstanding works dating from the early period of the Vienna Secession with Gustav Klimt as its emblematic figure. The core material of the two hundred or so pieces, mainly drawings and prints, is formed by the works from the collection of the Albertina in Vienna, complemented by drawings and some excellent paintings from Austrian, American and Japanese public and private collections. The exhibition will also include pieces from the Museum of Fine Arts’ own collection: works by the various members of the Secession group and pieces by foreign contemporary artists who once exerted great influence on them.