Three amazing upcoming art-exhibitions in Budapest!

Budapest is known to be the home of Palinka, juicy sausages, tasty salami, the Chimney Cake, fantastic Christmas markets, beautiful ladies… and awesome art-exhibitions! If the latter is something that interests you, check out these three hot upcoming exhibitions in Budapest!

If you take a look at our list presenting what’s happening in Budapest, you will see that we have just added three exhibitions to the list. They are all to be held in the Museum of Fine Arts, the beautiful museum at your lefthand side as you stand at the Heroes square looking at the statues in front of you (with the City-park in the background).

The Cezanne exhibition in  Budapest

But, what are those three amazing exhibitions that we just referred to?

First, from April 2020 until July 2020, there will be an exhibition about Pharaoh Amenhotep II. His grave was excavated in the Valley of Kings outside Luxor in Egypt in the end of the 19th century, and here you can see a room looking exactly like his grave chamber. There will also be several other interesting artifacts, reliefs, and objects on display.

From June 2020 until September 2020, an exhibition will be held presenting drawings and works by Albrecht Dürer and several of his contemporaries. Of the three mentioned exhibitions, this is the “least interesting” in our eyes, but if you like German art and want to know more about this period, this is still a treat.

Museum of Fine Arts Heroes Square
The Museum of Fine Arts at the Heroes Square

The highlight of the year will most likely be the exhibition title From Cezanne to Malevich in the Museum of Fine Arts. Last time the museum hosted a Cezanne exhibition, more than 200,000 visited the event. Can they get even more visitors this time? The exhibition will show more than 50 original Cezanne works, and also bring in paintings and objects from famous museums and institutions such as Albertina in Vienna, The Metropolitan in New York, Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery in London, and lots of other places. The exhibition will open in October 2020 and be open until February 2021.

Are you getting excited already? We hope you will enjoy your stay in Budapest! Do not forget that you can read more about other events, festivals and concerts in Budapest here in our Budapest Guide.

You can also find information about river cruises on the Danube, wine tasting programs, a brewery dinner, private guided tours, airport transfers and lots of other programs!

Poetic Abstract Art – Duna Palota

In the period between March 4th and March 27 visitors to the Danube Palace in Zrinyi Utca 5 can enjoy the exhibition called “Poetic Abstract Art by Zsuzsa Szikra”.

Poetic Abstract Art by Zsuzsa Szikra
March 4 – March 27
Danube Palace, Zrinyi Utca 5

The exhibition is connected to the Budapest Spring Festival

About the exhibition:
The relationship between the parts, the squares, is a most important part of the work of Zsuzsa Szikra, made in the abstract tradition. For example see the work ‘the battle of the colors’ in which we encounter a contrast but also a balance of green, purple and blue.The style of the painter is established and therefore she has her own place in contemporary art. The balance and contrast of the colors relates to mathematical formulas; a world in balance but also vivid and exciting. An example is ‘Saint Patrick’s Blue’ showing yellow, red and blue, differently placed but always close together. The exhibition gives an overview of watercolors, mixed techniques and prints.

Zsuzsa Szikra was born in Hungary and was schooled at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. She studied under Jeno Barcsay who created the famous ‘Anatomy for Artists’ . Barcsay made important constructivist, geometrical art and strongly influenced the work of his pupil, Zsuzsa Szikra. See for example his painting; ‘Courtyard of a Church’ (1945). Momentarily Zsuzsa Szikra works in Budapest, Paris and London.

From Degas to Picasso: Museum of Fine Arts

If you would like to see masterpieces from French painters painted between the middle of the 19th century and the start of the 20th century, you better head towards the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest between January 28 and April 25. During that period there will be a temporary exhibition there presenting more than 50 paintings from the given period. All the paintings are borrowed from the Puskin Museum in Moscow for this exhibition.

Among the paintings you can see masterpieces made by Courbet, Corot, Degas, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne, Matisse and Picasso.

From Degas to Picsso
Museum of Fine Arts
January 28 – April 25, 2010

Budapest museums

The genetical family tree of the Hungarians

Hungarian National History Museum
Hungarian National History Museum

A new exhibition is opening today in the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest. It is called “The Genetical Family Tree of the Hungarians” and it deals with questions such as:

– Where do we come from?
– What kind of genes did our ancestors bring?
– How related are we to our ancestors?

The exhibition will show the results from the research of historians and anthropologists. These questions are heavily debated, so it will for sure be interesting to see what kind of answers they present to these questions.

The Genetical Family Tree of the Hungarians
October 21, 2009 – January 2, 2010
Hungarian Natural History Museum