Hungarian National Gallery … at the Buda Castle, building C.
District I., 2. Szent György Square – Budapest
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – closed on Mondays
For those locals who have for some reason missed to visit this extraordinary exhibition and/or in the meantime foreigners staying, visiting Budapest, there is still one month ahead to do so.
More than one hundred thirty thousand visitors have been interested in the Hungarian National Gallery, Picasso awesome deformation exhibition – 1895-1972. opened at April, 22. It’s Pablo Picasso painting exhibition of the biggest in Hungary. Following the agreement was reached on the rental exhibition museums who contributed works to extend the rental, so the exhibition is planned a month longer, it will be on display until August, 28. 2016.
A bit of background to the Hungarian National Gallery: “Holds a rich selection of some of the chief works held by the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, which is closed for reconstruction, scheduled to last three years. A total of fifty-seven masterpieces accompany visitors on a journey through the history of art, beginning in Antiquity, taking in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, and arriving at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition to important relics from the Collections of Egyptian Antiquities, Classical Antiquities and Old Sculpture – including such key items as a statue of the scribe Imhotep, the famous “Budapest Dancer” and a character head by Messerschmidt – the exhibition also offers a taste of the Museum’s deservedly world renowned Gallery of Old Masters. A diverse range of schools, periods and genres is presented through works by such giants of art as Raphael, Correggio, El Greco, Memling, Bruegel, Cranach, Van Dyck, Frans Hals and Bellotto. These are followed by more modern works, among them paintings by Monet and Gauguin, and Rodin’s celebrated sculpture, Eternal Springtime, which the Museum bought directly from the sculptor himself.”
Update by Aggie Reiter