House of Hungarian Music to open gates on January 23

The House of Hungarian Music will open its gates on January 23 in Budapest's City Park, and offer concerts, workshops, music pedagogy sessions and other programmes aimed at reaching new audiences, operative director Marton Horn told a press conference on Friday.

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Canvas and Cult exhibition

A tribute to Pál Szinyei Merse and his art

Pál Szinyei Merse (1845-1920) is an outstanding master and pioneer of nineteenth-century Hungarian art, considered to be the first true colourist of the period. From this November 12 to February 13, 2022, visitors to the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest will be presented with ...

Photos display nation’s attributes

“O Mysterium, O Georgia!”

A photographic exhibition by Hungarian painter and photographer Adam Balogh in celebration of Georgia is on display at the Pesti Vigado until November 21. The opening was hosted by Georgian Ambassador to Hungary Zaal Gogsadze and his embassy staff before a full house on ...

Cézanne exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

‘Fresh approach’ to works of French master

The new exhibition of works by Paul Cézanne at Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts is the first there to feature the French painter for nine years. The latest display is titled “Cézanne to Malevich. Arcadia to Abstraction”, and it aims to explore the points ...

Lost Szinyei landscape returns to Hungary after 80 years

A small painting, the Sailing Boat on Lake Starnberg painted in 1867 by Pal Szinyei Merse, has returned to Hungary after 80 years and will be shown at a comprehensive exhibition opening in the Hungarian National Gallery (MNG) on November 12, the gallery said ...

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The legacy of Béla Lugosi, the world's most famous vampire

From Hungary to Hollywood, Dracula still lives on

Here is a brief, and perhaps unexpected, close-to-home “en-Count-er” for the Halloween season. Not that the phantom of darkness needs any introduction, but few recall who the original actor was. It's worth a reminder, as the first-of-many to get behind the cape in the ...

Gallery of Young Artists takes us to the casbah

Photos, paintings of Algeria on display

The Algerian-Hungarian Friendship Association and the Gallery of Young Artists has organised an exhibition of photos and paintings dedicated to Algeria. The opening was performed by the Algerian Ambassador, Ali Mokrani, at the gallery in the Munkácsy Room of Hotel Benczur, 35 Benczur utca, ...

History in the making in Hungary and all around

90 years of photos to browse

One good way of spending some hours during the coronavirus pandemic is to see the Fortepan website, a copyright-free and community-based photograph archive currently holding 139,633 pictures in total, available for anyone to browse and download in high-resolution format with no charge.

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Four Hungarian groups selected for English Folk Expo 2021

Four Hungarian groups including renowned Muzsikas have been specially selected to represent the Hungarian folk music sector at this year's English Folk Expo (EFEx) and give a performance at the Manchester Folk Festival in October, the Hungarian Heritage House said on Friday.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 at Hungarian National Museum

Presenting the stories that matter in a conflicted world

The international tour of the World Press Photo Exhibition is always an annual highlight on the city museums scene, and the 64th edition is here with its arrival at the Hungarian National Museum from September 24 to October 31.