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Budapest and its Art Scene
As an art lover, you will not be left disappointed by what Budapest has to offer on its art scene. As a visitor to the city, you are sure to gain insights into Hungarian arts and culture by both traditional and modern national Hungarian artists. The city offers views into the past, with beautiful pre-20th century galleries and museums, as well as an impressive contemporary and street art scene.
If, as a newbie to Hungary, you want to get a taste of what Hungarian art is all about, your first port of call should be the Hungarian National Gallery, displaying artworks from as early as the 11th century. Here you’ll have the opportunity to see a range of celebrated Hungarian artists across various genes and time periods. Amongst the multiple style variations, you’ll have the opportunity to see some Hungarian Impressionist works of which the Hungarians are very proud.
With more contemporary Hungarian art, the Varfok Gallery strives to showcase contemporary Hungarian art from both upcoming and established Hungarian artists with whom they work regularly.This gallery has particular historical significance as being the first Hungarian gallery to showcase and promote contemporary art after the collapse of the Communist regime; a regime in which contemporary art was frowned upon.
Contemporary Art Experiences
For something less gallery-like, you may be interested in Budapest’s Art Factory (BAF) which is a space managed and used by artists to work on as well as display their art. It is used as an exhibition and project hub and an art studio. It puts on events throughout the year, so it may be worth looking up their schedule to choose the right time to visit.
As a consequence of many initiatives undertaken to brighten up the city, you will find lots of exciting murals and street art as you wander the Streets of the Jewish district. In September, Budapest even holds a festival called the Szines Varos Festival allowing you to see the street artists at work.
Budapest Collections on Uart
Discover Hungarian art collections published on Uart and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the artwors from this region that joins Easter and Western European traditions.