Events Calendar

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

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Showing 16 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?

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.

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 show features the works of four contemporary Hungarian artists–László Szotyory, Attila Kondor, Gyula Konkoly and Gábor Lajta–who adhere to a more traditional style of painting. There are several poignant and deeply moving works here.

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?

Through the works of two art groups, Orfeo and Inconnu, the show examines the various forms of political dissent during the second half of the communist era in Hungary, between the '70s and '80s.

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.

What is it?

From the tail of Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown to gleaming contemporary design pieces, a total of 200 clothing items present the outfits of choice of the Hungarian upper crust between the 18th and the 21st centuries.

What is it?

Nobuyoshi Araki, Japan's most notorious photographer, is best known for his sexually explicit images of women. Not everyone regard him as a maestro and an intellectual, but many believe that his provocative images of women and blossoming flowers have pushed the boundaries of free expression.

What is it?

Géza Perneczky (b. 1936) was a key figure of the Hungarian conceptual art movement of the 1970s. He's best known for his experimental photography that relies on reflections and playful mirroring effects.

What is it?

The exhibit presents the golden age of Flemish Baroque painting through 120 works centered around Peter Paul Rubens. The displayed works were loaned from prominent public collections, including the Louvre, the Prado, and the National Gallery in London.

Landed escapes - Scalped Lands

Art gallery exhibit
What is it?

Since 2008, issues of environmental protection have become the dominant themes in Hungarian-born Franyo Aatoth's works—a forest growing back from an axe-handle, a landscape painted on a chainsaw, and other hopeful symbols that the destruction is reversible.

István Nádler: Könnyedén

Art gallery exhibit
What is it?

István Nádler (b. 1938) is a prominent neo-avant-garde Hungarian painter whose works have been featured in several major international exhibits. This show centers around his graphic works that explore the limits of the triangular shape with vibrant intensity.

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.

BAK 80

Art gallery exhibit
What is it?

Budapest's leading art gallery, acb, celebrates the 80th birthday of Hungarian abstract painter Imre Bak with an ambitious exhibit spanning over fifty years. Bak's striking paintings are best known for his use of strong colors and geometric shapes.