Museum+ MAY


Museum+ MAY

May 16, 2019

18:00 - 22:00

The 2019 Museum+ evenings organised around the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts can be visited free of charge thanks to the generous support of OTP Bank and MVM Hungarian Electricity Plc.

Our successful Museum+ series continues in 2019 with nine evenings of extended opening hours. The more than ten-year-old programme series awaits visitors with the usual events and introduces brand new themes every month: guided tours, workshops, guest stars, concerts, dance and literary performances, fine food and special wine selections will help you to explore the museum’s collections.

Kick off the evening with us, bring your date here, discover the revamped collections, and charge yourselves up with new experiences.

The events can be visited free of charge but advance registration is required.
Visitors to the Museum+ evening are admitted into the building from 5.30 pm

At our May Museum+ evening visitors will have the opportunity to view not only the permanent exhibitions but also our new temporary Michelangelo exhibition, for which a separate ticket should be purchased. For visitors with an advance ticket to the Michelangelo exhibition valid for a specific time-slot, admission into the building is guaranteed without having to join the queue, along with free entry to all the Museum+ events. During the evening, you can also buy tickets for the Michelangelo exhibition in our ticket offices.

Thanks to our sponsors, visitors to the May event of the Museum+ series who purchase tickets for the Michelangelo exhibition will be our guests for a bottle of refreshing Peroni of pure gold colour and citrus undertones, an excellent accompaniment to the Art bistro’s tapas variations.

TAPAS AND WINE VARIATIONS from the Fine Art Bistro tuned to Italian flavours

LOUNGE BAR – DJ GANDHARVA (Budabeats Records)
The founder of Budabeats Records has been collecting records for 15 years and is a key figure of the classical “crate digger” culture in Hungary, only playing vinyl records. He has been organising parties for over ten years under the name Budabeats, as well as in the Soul Cure series together with Dj Von Yodi. There is hardly a venue in Hungary where he has not played as a DJ.
The core of his vinyl collection is funk music but also it features styles spanning from the rockabilly of the 1950s through Oriental and Afro rarities from the 1970s, as well as the Baleraic and disco of the 1980s to contemporary fusion house.
Venue: Marble Hall

A variety of exciting guided tours will help visitors during the evening to become better acquainted and make their own discoveries in the rearranged and renewed collections of the museum.

6.15 pm and 8 pm From the Original Sin to the Femme Fatale – Dóra Lovass (The Period of the German Renaissance and the Reformation; Old Masters’ Paintings, Hall XV)
6.30 pm and 8 pm Festivals in Ancient Egypt – Csilla Peitli (Egyptian Antiquities)
6.30 pm and 7.45 pm The Power of the Eye – Hungarian Baroque Portraits – Rita Halász (Hungarian Art 1600–1800; Old Hungarian Collection)
7 pm and 8.30 pm Even a Tick Could Not Bite Its Way through It – Understanding Fascinating Sculptural Techniques – Vera Kovács (European Sculpture; Old Sculpture Collection)
7 pm Unveiled Beauty: The Nude Body in Greco-Roman Culture  Patricia Szikora (Classical Antiquities)
7.15 pm and 8.45 pm Stories of the Middle Ages – Ágnes Mertus (The Art of Spain in the 15th and 16th Centuries; Old Masters’ Paintings, Hall XVI)
7.15 pm and 9 pm The Celestial Court of the Virgin Mary – Judit Cser (Painting in Tuscany at the Turn of the 14th and 15th Centuries; Old Masters’ Paintings, Hall XII)
7.30 pm and 9 pm Fashion Tells Us Who You Are! – Szilvia Záray (Pieter Bruegel and His time; Old Masters’ Paintings, Hall XXII)
8 pm The Sanctuaries of Medma  Ágnes Bencze (Classical Antiquities)

7 pm and 8.30 pm – From Crete to Spain via Italy: in the Footsteps of El Greco Edina Deme (European Art 1250–1600; Old Masters’ Paintings)

BEHIND THE SCENESPresentation about the restoration project of the Friends of the Museum
6 pm The Restoration of the Gothic Sculpture of Saint John the Baptist of Slatvin Dr. Éva Galambos, restorer, Dr. Györgyi Poszler, art historian
Venue: Schickedanz Hall, ambulatory on the 1st floor
7 pm The Other Mary Stuart: The Life and Times of Mary Henriette Stuartpresentation by historian and associate professor, Dr. Péter HahnerVenue: Schickedanz Hall, ambulatory on the 1st floor

8.30 pm Freelance or Employed? Roles of the Artist at the Time of Michelangelo and in Contemporary Art
Michelangelo was a celebrated “star” of his time and a wealthy man. How did he attain this status and what did fame mean during the Renaissance? And what positions can artists take today if they want to draw attention and make a living with their art? Emőke Gréczi, the editor-in-chief of MuseumCafé, in conversation with Zoltán Kárpáti, the curator of the exhibition titled Triumph of the Body – Michelangelo and Sixteenth-century Italian Draughtsmanship, and József Szurcsik, artist and associate professor.
Venue: Schickedanz Hall, ambulatory on the 1st floor

WORKSHOP – Creative Corner
Would you like to try the techniques that the great masters of the high Renaissance worked with? Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael often used red chalk. Why don’t you give it a try too? Draw a few simple lines and you have your composition. The workshop is led by Fruzsina Kun, a graphic artist and illustrator.
Led by Fruzsina Kun
Venue: Romanesque Hall

PHOTO CORNERPut on some (almost) authentic accessories and become an ancient Greek while your picture is being taken in the museum’s renovated Renaissance Hall.

The Museum of Fine Arts is the first in Hungary to let visitors discover its collection not only by looking at artefacts but also by touching them. The original pieces selected for this purpose from the collection of Egyptian Antiquities – e.g., amulets, a heart scarab, and a canopy jar – are introduced by the museum’s trained volunteers weekly, at times announced in advance.
Venue: Egyptian Antiquities

ANCIENT TIMES REVIVED in the exhibition of Classical Antiquities
An actress donning the costume and playing the role of a slave girl from ancient Athens tells stories about the artworks in the Classical Antiquities exhibition and through them about the period and the everyday life of her time.

6.30 pm and 7.30 pm Meeting a slave girl from Athens (Erika Manyasz)

Classical and contemporary reflections – music, dance, theatre, poetry, and improvisation in the collections
Strange things happen in a gallery at night. Have you ever felt that an enticing melody, a poem, or a movement would be a perfect match for a work of art as it would convey the sensation and the magic you experience when looking at it? This evening interesting melodies, well-known poems, and movements will accompany the artworks in the museum’s galleries, infusing them with new colour and life.
Jákob Bettermann – bassoon
Lilian Mester, Eszter Szakács – dance
Boglárha Fodor, Fülöp Soma Kocsis – Spirita

We kindly inform you that due to monument protection regulations the number of participants in the presentations and guided tours is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Please make your plans accordingly.