Art

2021. december 15. 17:00
As a new stop in the comprehensive reconstruction of the museum, a new permanent exhibition unit of the Old Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts was opened in the renovated part of the Városliget wing of the building, more than one and a half thousand square meters, arranged according to a new concept.
2021. december 8. 13:00
The bust of our founding king recently arrived at the place of the relic, which had been lent by the former archbishop of Zagreb. The relic that can be seen in the St. Stephen's Hall of the Buda Castle from today is a real masterpiece from the millennium, which was presented to the public for the first time at the 1896 Millennium National Exhibition.
2021. december 5. 11:00
The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most famous buildings in the country, without which the Heroes' Square is unimaginable. Yet this was erected the latest, it is ten years younger than the Kunsthalle opposite. However, its size and seriousness make this fact forgettable - and of course it is no longer young, it was opened to the public 115 years ago. In this context, Pestbuda presents its history and beautiful interiors, which house one of the richest art collections in Central Europe.
2021. december 2. 17:00
The Turul statue of the sculptor Gyula Donáth was restored to its original location next to the Habsburg Gate in the Buda Castle. The beautified work was placed on its pedestal using a 60-ton giant crane. Specialists performed patina-preserving cleaning and restoration on the work of art, repairing the surface with bronze welding. The inner frame of the statue was also reinforced.
2021. december 1. 20:00
The National Theater commemorates the Hungarian theatrical life, which has been torn apart for more than a hundred years, with the sculpture The Trianon of Hungarian Theaters. The work of István Horváth Böjte will be inaugurated on Saturday in front of the theater building in Hajóorr.
2021. november 28. 15:00
The Hungarian Jewish Cultural Association (Mazsike) and the MANK Hungarian Creative Public Nonprofit Ltd. want to pay tribute to Alfred Hajós, first champion of the modern Olympic games.
2021. november 27. 09:00
Budapest gave Pilinszky the experience of the city: when he was young, he absorbed the colours and atmosphere, and although he got to know many big cities in the world (he visited Rome, Paris, London, Vienna or New York), the real remained Budapest for him. The poet, born 100 years ago, spent his infancy in the city centre, in the immediate vicinity of the Károlyi Garden, he lived with his family for long in Molnár Street, he got his first home on Izabella Street at the age of forty. Cafés, editorial offices, bars and cinemas were also important venues for his life and poetry.
2021. november 26. 17:00
One of Krúdy's favorite places was the Downtown Café, which once operated in the southern Klotild Palace, where he wrote a significant part of the short stories of Sindbad. The genre statue now erected near Ferenciek Square commemorates this event.
2021. november 15. 13:00
A special and closed world bordered by a fence where artists live and create. That's how it has been for110 years. With the support of Mayor István Bárczy, the country's first artists' colony was built on Százados Road in 1911 from the budget of the capital, with fifteen one-storey houses and 28 studios. From the beginning, renowned artists created here, including Ferenc Medgyessy, Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl, Bertalan Pór, Dezső Czigány. The area, which was still a suburb at the time of its handover, is now an integral part of Józsefváros.
2021. október 30. 14:00
The bronze bust of István Bibó was lifted back to its place on the Széchenyi embankment by crane, which was moved due to the ongoing renovation works of the older József Antall embankement.
2021. október 16. 14:00
On the occasion of the Hungarian Artists Day on 18 October, we followed in the footsteps of Budapest's artist sculptures: we show how the famous artists live in the memory of the capital, which painters' memories were preserved, why and how.
2021. október 2. 12:00
The reconstruction of the column surrounding the statue erected in 1904 will be carried out by the Budapest Gallery, and the works are expected to last until the end of the year. In addition, the Monument to the Displaced and the 56th Memorial Column in Tabán will be renewed.
2021. október 1. 16:30
The composer's now renewed tomb was erected in 1904 by the Budapest Philharmonic Society. The reliefs created by Ede Kallós show the beats of Erkel's masterpiece, the Hymn.
2021. szeptember 21. 18:00
A bust of Ferenc Herczeg, the most popular writer of the period between the two world wars, who was the first Hungarian writer to be nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature, was erected in the building of the National Theater. He was exiled from Hungarian literature after the Second World War, and his works were republished only after the change of regime. The work of sculptor Mária Törley now commemorates Ferenc Herczeg.
2021. szeptember 20. 09:00
The round anniversary provides an opportunity to take an objective approach to the artist, who was imprisoned after the Hungarian Soviet Republic and then joined the Roman school in the 1930s and became more widely known through his sculptures of party leaders in the decades of socialism. His sculptures can be found in several places all over the city: with Bálint Balassi on the Kodály Körönd, with the female figure defying the wind on the Danube Promenade, or with the Raoul Wallenberg monument in St. Stephen's Park.
2021. szeptember 12. 09:30
András Mayerhoffer, born in Salzburg, is one of the leading figures of Baroque-Rococo architecture in Hungary. He is also known as the creator of the so-called Grassalkovich or Gödöllő style. The works of the master builder and architect, who died 250 years ago, such as the first two-towered Catholic Church in Pest or the former Péterffy Palace in Piarista Street - are still defining elements of Budapest's cityscape.
2021. augusztus 19. 18:30
The work was originally intended to replace the statue of György Lukács in Szent István Park, but the Capital decided otherwise, so the 2.5-metre-high bronze statue of our founding king ended up not in the park named after him, but in the Templom Square of the 19th District.
2021. augusztus 18. 13:30
The St. Stephen's Hall of the Buda Palace, which was once one of the most ornate rooms in the palace, was renovated with complete historical fidelity. The room, rebuilt in its original form, will be open to the public free of charge from 20 August until the end of the month, following today's official handover.
2021. augusztus 12. 11:00
Among the outstanding applied arts companies of the age of dualism, Rudolf Kissling and his son played a significant role with their chandelier and bronze cast factory. Thanks to their artistic work, many of the public buildings built in this era were decorated with their chandeliers and other bronze objects. The original chandeliers of the St. Stephen's Hall in Buda Castle were also made by the Kissling Factory, and the works of applied art were re-created after a long research work.
2021. augusztus 6. 12:00
For the first time, we can see in photos what the new St. Stephen's Hall in the Buda Castle looks like, which will be opened to the public on 20 August, in two weeks. In the newly taken photographs, we can see several details of the historic ceremonial hall, including the new Zsolnay fireplace, new floor and wall coverings, new pyrogranite images of kings and Hungarian saints, and even a close-up of an armchair and a curtain upholstery.
2021. augusztus 5. 14:00
During the renovation of the Chain Bridge, the removal of the stone lions at the Pest bridgehead was started. The three-piece sculptures will be removed and restored, with plans to return them to their place at the end of next year. During the renovation, only those parts of the works that originally existed are restored.
2021. július 21. 16:00
A tender was announced for the creation of a double statue of the former President of the Republic and his wife, which will be located in Vérhalom Square in the 2nd District, near the last home of the Göncz couple.
2021. július 5. 16:00
The bust of Skanderbeg was inaugurated in the neighborhood of Vajdahunyadvár, on the Platán promenade in the Városliget. The work is a gift from the city of Tirana to Budapest. Albanian prince Skanderbeg once fought in alliance with János Hunyadi against the expansion of the Ottoman Empire.
2021. július 5. 09:30
Ornate public buildings and palaces were defining parts of the cityscape of Pest-Buda, which became a more and more civilized city and a metropolis. Róbert Scholtz, a decorative painter, played an important role in decorating many representative buildings, and his work is famous for, among other things, the St. Stephen's Hall, which was destroyed in 1945, but will soon be rebuilt.
2021. június 21. 16:30
Miksa Róth's glass mosaic was placed above the entrance of the Lutheran church in Fasor. The work from 1905 has been returned after more than a year of restoration.
2021. május 25. 10:00
The statue of Saint Stephen has been standing in Buda Castle next to the Fisherman's Bastion for 115 years. Although the founding king of Hungary has always been highly respected in the country, the great work of Alajos Strobl was completed slowly. The first statue of King Stephen in Budapest was inaugurated in 1906 next to Matthias Church almost 40 years after it was first planned.
2021. április 14. 10:30
Hungary celebrated the life of Saint Emeric, the son of the country's first King, Saint Stephen, 90 years ago. On the 900th anniversary of the death of Prince Emeric (Imre), who was consecrated together with his father in 1083, a large-scale memorial year was organized in 1930–1931 and the village of Pestszentimre was named after him, which in 1950 became part of the 18th District of Budapest. The church in the district also bears the name of the prince, and the first public statue of the district also depicts Saint Emeric.
2021. április 4. 09:30
Depictions of Jesus can be found in every district of Budapest of one walks with their eyes open. Most often, crosses erected near Catholic churches or by public roads are reminders of Christ’s crucifixion, but several Calvaries, statues, and building mosaics also depict Easter-related events: the story of the Passion and the resurrection of the Messiah. This virtual walk will present a selection of the most valuable works of art that give hope at Easter in 2021.
2021. január 20. 10:00
A walk around the representative public buildings of Budapest is almost a walk to visit the major works on GyulaJungfer. The artist that reimagined ironworking in Hungary and elevated it to an applied art was born 180 years ago. His work still defines Budapest.
2021. január 15. 11:00
A long-awaited exhibition opened in the Castle Garden Bazaar 135 years ago. Entitled Portrait Gallery of Hungarian History it collected depictions of the most famous Hungarians in chronological order. The effort was supported from the highest levels, and its creation was seen as not only a cultural but academic endeavour.

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