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Hungarian National Gallery

1014 Bp. Szent György tér 2.

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The Hungarian National Gallery is the largest public collection documenting and presenting the rise and development of the fine arts in Hungary. It has operated as an independent institution since 1957. The Hungarian National Gallery moved to its present location, the former Royal Palace of Buda, in 1975.

Temporary Exhibition

Desired Beauty: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate Collection

Desired Beauty, the first comprehensive exhibition in Hungary displaying close to one hundred masterpieces from the unrivalled Pre-Raphaelite collection of Tate, is on view at the Hungarian National Gallery from 13 May through 19 September. The works of the Pre-Raphaelites, the artists of the most influential British art movement in the nineteenth century, occupy a prominent place in the collection of Tate, which holds the national collection of British art after 1500. This exhibition is accompanied by The Beauty of Utopia – Pre-Raphaelite influences in the Art of Turn-of-the-century Hungary, also at the National Gallery, showcasing the impact of the movement in Hungary.

Gerhard Richter. Truth in Semblance.

27 August – 14 November 2021

From 27 August the Hungarian National Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by the world-renowned contemporary German master Gerhard Richter, who turns ninety next year. Entitled Gerhard Richter. Truth in Semblance, the show is the artist’s first comprehensive exhibition in Hungary, featuring almost eighty works from Hungarian and international public and private collections, and representing every period of his career. Among the eighty works on display are four larger, multi-part series, making it a total of around two hundred works awaiting visitors. The exhibits range from his iconic photo-paintings of the 1960s, through the colour-rich abstract pieces for which he is perhaps best known, to his most recent, intimate pencil drawings. The latter were produced after his announcement in the autumn of 2020 that he had finished his painted oeuvre – a fact that lends the Budapest show particular significance.

Permanently exhibited

  • Gothic Art in the Hungarian Kingdom, 1300–1500
  • Late Gothic Winged Altarpieces
  • Nude Sculptures from the Turn of the Century
  • Art in the 19th Century
  • Variations on Realism – From Munkácsy to Mednyánszky
  • Modern Times – Hungarian Art Between 1896 and World War II​
  • Shifts – Hungarian Art After 1945
  • From Delacroix to Vasarely

Opening hours: https://en.mng.hu/back-to-the-museum/

Monday: closed

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm (only temporary exhibions are open)

Tursday: 10 am – 6 pm (only temporary exhibions are open)

Friday: open 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday: open 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday: open 10 am – 6 pm

Ticket office and admission: until 5 pm

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