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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
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
Urbino 1483 - 1520 Rome, Madonna Esterházy : (1508), tempera and oil, wood, 28.5x21.5 cm
The history of the Old Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts is closely related to the history of collecting art objects in Hungary. Its birth is the result of assembling objects for centuries since some of the ecclesiastic collections and that of lords were formed from the end of the 17th until the 18-19th centuries. continue
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
Sebastian Vranex (1573-1647): A Company Taking a Meal in the Great Outdoors
The works of well- and less known artists are displayed in the newly reconstructed wing of the museum mirroring the spiritual and stylistic connections and the relationship between family, master and student. The painting of the period can be characterized with variegation. The most significant painters of the 'heydays' is inevitably Rembrandt and painters of his circle. continue