Hungarian National Gallery

Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian National Gallery was established in 1957 as the national art museum and is located in Buda Castle. Its collections cover Hungarian art in all genres, including the works of many nineteenth- and twentieth-century Hungarian artists who worked in Paris and other locations in the West. The primary museum for international art in Budapest is the Museum of Fine Arts.

The National Gallery houses Medieval, Renaissance, Gothic art, Baroque and Renaissance Hungarian art. The collection includes wood altars from the 15th century.

The museum displays a number of works from Hungarian sculptors such as Károly Alexy, Maurice Ascalon, Miklós Borsos, Gyula Donáth, János Fadrusz, Béni Ferenczy, István Ferenczy and Miklós Izsó. It also exhibits paintings and photographs by major Hungarian artists such as Brassai and Ervin Marton, part of the circle who worked in Paris before World War II. The gallery displays the work of artists such as Mihály Munkácsy and László Paál. The museum also holds paintings by Karoly Marko, Josef Borsos, Miklos Barabas, Bertelan Szekely, Karoly Lotz, Pál Szinyei Merse, Istvan Csok, Bela Ivanyi Grunwald, Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry (Ruins of Ancient Theatre, Taormina), József Rippl-Rónai (Models), and Károly Ferenczy.



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Founded: 1957
Category: Museums in Hungary

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Paweł Paderski (27 days ago)
Half of the time half of the gallery is closed. edit: after managing to visit the gallery I have to update my review. Amazing art.
Ádám Fejes (29 days ago)
The Gallery was really interesting and fascinating. There are 3 floors, each floor have multiple exhibitions with amazing pictures. You can spend a few hours here for sure. The stuff is very kind and helpful too.
Sebastien Lacube (34 days ago)
Great moment at the archer exposition ! The rest was... Nice but not marvellous, the visit of the museum is not really interactive and a bit... Boring... They should do something about it and take the example of the archer exposition on the whole museum ! Big up for the guards in the museum, really really nice !
StarSixSeven (34 days ago)
While traveling through Europe, I've come to many underrated bastions of art and culture. This museum is certainly one of them. The Hungarian styles and paints are unique and very much deserving to be cherished. Their usage of folklore and the nation's highly dramatic 19th century as inspiration has led to some of my favourite pieces that I have ever seen. Truly, this museum is worth every penny. I was saddened, however, that one section - the period between two world wars - was closed for technical difficulties. If dear reader, it is open. I ask you to enjoy it twice as much!
Réka (2 months ago)
I love this place, there are a lot of master pieces! ?
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