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Budapest Museum of Fine Arts - Budapest
The museum building
Address: 1146, Budapest D├│zsa Gy├Ârgy ├║t 41.
Phone number: (1) 469-7100
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10-18
every even weeks Museum+: Thu 18-22
The millenary session of the Hungarian Parliament in 1896 passed a law whereby art collections previously held in different institutions were to be unified and placed in the newly-established Museum of Fine Arts. On the basis of a competitive tender, Albert Schickendanz and F├╝l├Âp Herzog were commissioned to design and construct the building, which opened in 1906. continue
Permanent exhibitions
New Empire (18. dynasty, around 1350 BC), Nobel women statue fracture: ( 1350 BC), grit, 34 cm
The 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian National Museum is closely related to the beginning of Hungarian Egyptology. 100 years ago the founder of Hungarian Egyptology, Mahler Ede announced the gathering of all the Egyptian objects of the private- and public collections. continue
18 - 17 c. BC . Bull shaped pot: ( 1700 - 1600 c. BC), Clay, 10.6x13.9 cm
At the foundation of the Museum of Fine Arts, the gypsum copies of statues embodied antiquity. The Antique Collection was only founded in 1908 after a decision. Following the initiation of Hekler Antal, the governments bought the collection of 135 pieces of Paul Arndt that was augmented in 1914. Until WWII, a new piece was added to it every now and again. continue
Florence 1436 - 1488 Venice, Painful Christ: around 1470), terracotta, 95 cm
Pulszky Károly, the manager of the National Gallery at the time, was entrusted to go to Italy in 1894 and 1895 to buy paintings and statues for the Museum of Fine Arts. Among the works, he bought the statue of the 'Archangel Gabriel' by Agostino di Duccio as an example. Pulszky Károly bought a significant collection that represent the development of Italian sculpturing in the 14-16th centuries. continue
The Majovszky room that was redesigned as a sterile "white cube" presents outstanding works of art by artists of the 20th century, e.g. Joseph Beuys, Michaelangelo Pistoletto, Oskar Kokoschka, Alekszandr Rodcsenko, Hantai Simon, Eduardo Chillida, Hermann Nitsch, Antoni T'pies, Magdalena Abakanowicz, László Lakner, Josef Albers, Günther Uecker, Victor Vasarely, Anthony Caro, Erró and Erwin Wurm. continue