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They say music is good for the ear and a great sight is not only good for the eye but for the soul as well!

Where else would it have had been appropriate to be hold the opening venue to the forthcoming 32nd Budapest Spring Festival, than at one of the pearls of Budapest in the Museum of Applied Arts.

Address: 9th District – 33-37. Üllői Road – Budapest

To-day was the day when we all felt the weather is also in support of showing the sun’s warmth as an indication of Spring is just around the corner. During the late morning hours the Museum of Applied Arts was officially opened to the specially invited guests, as to be present at the announcement  of the 10 days rich programs to come alive during the Budapest Spring Festival. At the same time, the announcement was made to the opening exhibition of Art Deco and Modernism in Hungary from 1920-1940 within the Art of Flats. Items, decorations, furniture, textiles what you can see in an old movie comes alive at your fingertips, while strolling through the exhibition that will be opened until September, 30.2012.

The Budapest Spring Festival was opened by the Lord Mayor of Budapest, Mr. István Tarlós  and his first words were: “At this exhibition the cultural values fit perfectly into the universal values of culture.

Minister of Rural Development, Mr. Sándor Fazekas, opening words were: “This event does not only supports the culture, but also for those foreigners who are interested in Hungary will show a wide-screen and gain experiences about the country.”

The Director of the Budapest Spring Festival, Ms. Zsófia Vitézy said by welcoming the audience, that the cultural festival is a low-cost of investment compared of what a huge benefit it brings to a nation. Ms. Zsófia Vitézy also spoked about plans for the near future as to be brought under the umbrella an establishment creating a Circle of  Festival Friends.

The Museum of Applied Arts, presents a major exhibition as to show the artistic merit, interior designers, interior of the guidelines that led to the formation, craftsmen created furnishings items in our last century during the ‘20s and ‘30s. The era’s most influential personalities of artists were:  Mr. Lajos Kozma, Mr. Gyula Kaesz, also the excellent designers, such as: Ms. Zsuzsa Kovacs, Mr. György Frankel, Mr. György Kóródy and Mr. Pál Vágó just to mention a few individuals that left their own hand marks to our society with their furniture and decorating items which lift-up the homes in glamour.

The exhibitions provides an opportunity to get a picture of the Hungarian arts and crafts that also gain a major international success in that period of time. Not to mention the visitors of to-day! Elder ones can recognize a couple of items that their grandma or either their parents had in use in their home. The young adults can go on a tour back-in-time to see those less well-known items that are partly lost in time and vision of what the world was like ages ago in an average home.

The Spring Festival offers 50 events over 21 venues across Budapest.  The festival will also host the world’s famous violinist, Mr. Maxim Vengerov at the Palace of Arts, on Saturday, March,17. who is already rehearsing at the “Béla Bartók National Concert Hall – Budapest.

In the Palace of Arts, March, 26 the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be giving an unforgetable concert. Mr. Charles Dutoit, the conductor will be leading the Orchestra who has been conducting symphonic and philharmonic orchestras in many parts of the world.  Mr. Kristóf Baráti,  the famous Hungarian violinist, will be featuring on stage.  Many well-known international artists will participate within the highlights of  the Spring Festival. The Director said, last but not least, concerts and opera performances will fill the air in Budapest at the festival.

So, visitors you may take your seats, layback and enjoy the beauty that meets not only the eye but the ears at these venues.

The joint program of the Museum of Applied Arts  is sponsored by the National Cultural Fund.

The Chief Patron is Mr. Pál Schmitt, the President of Hungary.

Supporters are the Ministry of National Development, Ministry of National Resources, Municipality of Budapest and the Hungarian Development Bank.

To make sure you get your tickets the Customer Service is available from Monday to Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


During the week-end better to make a call directly to the venue you wish to visit.

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