29 September 2017 - 11 February 2018

Péter Korniss is one of the greatest masters of contemporary Hungarian photography, a recipient of the “Artist of the Nation” award, the Kossuth Prize and the Joseph Pulitzer Memorial Prize. His work centres on documenting the disappearing lifestyle of peasants in Hungary and Transylvania. The series of images that are featured in this exhibition at the Hungarian National Gallery, titled Continuous Memory, concentrate on the most important aspects of his entire career.


Hungarian National Gallery, 22 June - 3 September 2017

29 June 2017 - 3 September 2017

The exhibition presents a special side of art historian Peter Meller (1923–2008). Besides his scientific career, Meller was a passionate draughtsman and made prints with a technique he invented himself. The show displays his most beautiful graphic works, a selection of some seventy pieces from his estate and from private collections.

Masterpieces from Budapest

Musée du Luxembourg, Paris

9 March 2016 - 10 July 2016

As Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, the famous Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, embarks on a major programme of renovation work requiring it to close its doors, the most outstanding masterpieces on which its reputation is based are to go on display at the Musée du Luxembourg.

A Revolution in Art - Russian Avant-Garde in the 1910s and 1920s

Avant-Garde Works from the Collection of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts

29 January 2016 - 1 May 2016

It is exceptionally momentous for Budapest to host a major collection of Russian avant-garde art from a single museum, especially when the works in question have never been seen together before outside Russia. The Hungarian National Gallery is proud to welcome forty outstanding works of art from the avant-garde collection of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, produced by such notable Russian artists as Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov.

“In Search of Prince Genji - Japan in Words and Images”

Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts

26 November 2015 - 17 April 2016

In Search of Prince Genji - Japan in Words and Images is the next show in a series of exhibitions presenting traditional Asian art from the collection of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts alongside Hungarian contemporary artworks. Its focal point is the aesthetic ideal of traditional Japanese art and its reception in Europe.

Time Landscape. Alan Sonfist and the Birth of Land Art.

18 December 2014 - 5 February 2015

The American artist Alan Sonfist was one of the first practitioners of the movement known as earth art, land art or environmental art, and is one of its best known exponents. The work he made in Manhattan, in the heart of New York City, titled Time Landscape, not only sealed Sonfist’s fame, but is also regarded as the first work of land art in a public space. This emblematic work celebrates its fiftieth birthday in 2015. The exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest is the first to commemorate this momentous anniversary.

Immendorff. Long Live Painting!

9 November 2014 - 15 February 2015

The exhibition titled Immendorff. Long Live Painting! is the second in a series on “Classic Contemporary German” painters at the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, following on from the Günther Uecker exhibition, Material Becomes Picture, in 2012. These shows, to be held every two years, are intended to familiarise the Hungarian public with some of the most emblematic – and now world-famous – individuals who represented the major phenomena and trends in post-war (West) German art movements.

Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age

31 October 2014 - 15 February 2015

Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age, a large-scale exhibition to run in the Museum of Fine Arts from 31 October surveys the period of 17th-century Dutch art, one of the golden ages of European culture. The exhibition is built around Rembrandt, the greatest master of the period, by whom 20 masterpieces will be on display. The exhibition will showcase over 170 works by some 100 painters, of which 40 originate from the Museum of Fine Arts’ rich Dutch collection and 130 paintings will be contributed by private and public collections, with the most important loaning institutions including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the National Museum in Stockholm, the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery in London, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles , the Metropolitan in New York, the Uffizi in Florence and the Prado in Madrid. A further sensation of the exhibition is that in addition to the significant number of works by Rembrandt – including the painting known as his earliest and his last self-portrait – visitors can also view three works by Vermeer.

Cangiante colouring in Ilona Keserü Ilona’s new paintings

25 September 2014 - 14 December 2014

"Since 2001 I have explored the potential of colour shifting effects primarily in my painting, as well as in a historical context, examining it from the perspective of physical and optical laws and phenomena, and observing it in the collections of the great museums of Europe."

Tamás Konok – The Anatomy of the Digital Brain

26 June 2014

The dossier exhibition of Tamás Konok to be showcased in one of the first floor halls of the Museum of Fine Arts’ Department of Art after 1800 responds to the ideas of the world famous German art historian, Hans Belting, on the end of art history. Professor Belting, whose works are seminally important both in Hungary and internationally, wrote the catalogue for the exhibition of sculptor György Jovánovics, which constituted the first of the ten dossier exhibitions organised thus far.