Events Calendar

Concerts, exhibitions, and other upcoming events in Budapest we're excited about.

17 events
Showing 17 upcoming Budapest events within all categories

What is it?

This exhibit shows the finest Art Nouveau pieces from the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts. In addition to Hungarian, British, Austrian and French styles of Art Nouveau are also presented. Visitors will get a glimpse into typical bourgeois Hungarian homes of the turn of the century that often featured Zsolnay ceramics, glass works by Tiffany, and jewellery by Lalique.

What is it?

The exhibit shows almost 50 images made by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian-born war photographer. The works include a photo capturing a speech of Trotsky that Capa made on one of his first assignments, and plenty of images from war zones around the world.

What is it?

Based on the collection of Centre Pompidou, this large-scale temporary exhibition in the Hungarian National Gallery documents the main trends of the Surrealist movement through the works of its central figures, including Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Yves Tanguy, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso and Francis Picabia. Surrealist photography is represented by Man Ray and Brassaï.

What is it?

This small exhibit presents a collection of design pieces recently purchased by the Museum of Applied Arts, which is currently closed for renovation. Some of the highlights include "updated" Rubik's cubes, mid-century modern chairs from communist Hungary, and ornate contemporary dishware. Note that the show takes place on two floors.

Falling Out of Rhythm

Art gallery exhibit
What is it?

This joint, Polish-Hungarian exhibit presents the works of Małgorzata Szymankiewicz and Márton Nemes. Both artists reflect on the social implications of music—escapism, tribalism, social alienation—translating them into abstract paintings.

What is it?

The Bosch+Bosch group was a neo-avantgarde movement founded in 1969 by a group of young artists in Subotica, the Hungarian-speaking part of the then Yugoslavia (today's Serbia). Its members brought together the cultural heritage of the Hungarian avantgarde with the more progressive contemporary Yugoslav art, fusing them into refreshingly novel experimental works.

What is it?

This is a small exhibit by French-Hungarian documentary photographer, Nadja Massün, on the ground floor of the Capa Center (you need to enter through the café). "Through the maternal lens by which Massun captures her daughters, she invites us into her private world, sharing intimate and personal moments. It is a testament to the originality of her artistic vision that Massun’s images often transcend any specific time and place."

Endre Tót: Layout Paintings 1988-1991

Art Gallery Exhibit
What is it?

Budapest's leading contemporary art gallery, acb, presents the paintings of Endre Tót, one of Hungary's greatest living avant-garde artists.

WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2019

TEMPORARY EXHIBIT
What is it?

A total of 143 selected photos by photojournalists from more than two dozen countries around the world are displayed at this year's Word Press Photo at the Hungarian National Museum. Topics include contemporary political issues, including migration and the social representation of women.

Rembrandt and His Pupils

Temporary exhibit
What is it?

Rembrandt’s workshop – which attracted about fifty students – operated as a free school mostly attended by accomplished artists who had already completed their basic training. Their objective was to collaborate with the master to perfect and hone their skills. Through more than 40 sheets of drawings, about half of which by Rembrandt himself, the exhibit draws attention to Rembrandt as a master and teacher.

What is it?

The exhibit presents almost 200 works by Hungarian-born photographers who later emigrated to France, including international superstars like André Kertész, Brassaï, Robert Capa, and Lucien Hervé.

Marcel Breuer: Recurring Patterns

Temporary xhibit
What is it?

After graduating (and also teaching) at the German Bauhaus school, Hungarian-born Marcel Breuer went on the reach international fame as a star architect in the United States. You've probably seen some of his buildings already, like the old Whitney Museum in New York, but this show in the Budapest Center of Architecture provides a comprehensive look.

Faces of Clarinet

concert
What is it?

Jointly presented by the Budapest Liszt Academy and the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, this concert features musicians who have completed their DLA studies, along with performers and creators who are also active as educators. The clarinet plays an important part in each of the works performed, as do the clarinet players, Péter Szűcs and Kyrill Rybakov. Each composition prompts important questions that are more difficult to answer in the framework of conventional concert practices and genre traditions, and some of them, like Samu Gryllus’s piece, also embrace the sister arts (film, theatre).

Kutyára Yeah!

Music concert
What is it?

Weekly vinyl-only jazz night with Hungarian drummer, world traveler, record-collector Balázs Pándi. If you want to hear rare Sun Ra 7”s from the '50s, obscure euro-jazz, vocal jazz from the '20s about smoking weed, or just some classics, you'd better not miss this weekly club.

Parkins/Horváth/Pándi

What is it?

A night of unexpected sounds, made by trombone, accordion, electronics and percussion on the legendary Jazzaj series in Budapest, now part of the Budapest Café events. All three improvisers come from different backgrounds, and are also located in different parts of the world, but they are all well known for their uncompromising spirit, while being compassionate improvisers.

Erik Sumo Band (H)

Concert
What is it?

Some of the most characteristic soundtracks of Hungarian film history are linked to Linda and Liza, the Fox-Fairy. Erik Sumo, the composer of Liza, will now present its new album, "Mount Fuji."

Arditti Quartet

concert
What is it?

Since their first concert in September 1974 with Penderecki’s String Qartet No. 2 based on the instructions given on the spot by the composer who arrived to recieve his honorary degree, Arditti Quartet plays a vital role in contemporary music. Their current lineup – unchanged since the serial conversions in the 90s – established the sound that has become their trade mark, being based on collaboration with the composers, with the aim of supporting and emphasising their purposes. Their repertoire will include Bartók's String Quartet No. 3, BB 93, Ligeti's String Quartet No. 2 and Berg's Lyric Suite.