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Budapest Museum of Fine Arts - Budapest
The museum building
Address: 1146, Budapest Dózsa György út 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 Fülöp Herzog were commissioned to design and construct the building, which opened in 1906. continue
Permanent exhibitions
Georg Flegel (1566-1638): Still Life
The collection presenting 150 Baroque, Rococo and Classicist paintings of Austrian and German painters moved into the newly reconstructed wing of the Museum of Fine Arts. The works of Johann Heinrich Schönfeld, Johann Liss, Salomon Adler and Johann Heinrich Roos among others belong to the Kupezky and Maulbertsch collections as well as the works of Angelika Kauffmann's works. 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
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
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