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Japanese Garden Opens in Gyula

Sep 22, 2021

A Japanese garden was inaugurated in the courtyard of the library in Gyula, SE Hungary on Wednesday. Otaka Masato, Japan's Ambassador to Hungary, described the community space created by a Gyula-based NGO as a link between the two countries. The Ambassador said that Japan has a long tradition of Japanese gardens, with records dating back […]

Budapest International Book Festival Postponed

Sep 20, 2021

The Presidency of the Association of Hungarian Publishers and Book Distributors has decided to postpone the Budapest International Book Festival scheduled for November due to the currently increasing number of cases of the disease and the gradual deterioration of the epidemic situation, the news site reports, quoting the association. The reasoning is that they […]

Canadian Wins Ferenc Liszt International Piano Contest

Sep 19, 2021

Kevin Chen of Canada won the Grand Prize of the Liszt Ferenc International Piano Competition, followed by Giovanni Bertolazzi of Italy and Gergely Kovács of Hungary. The official competition program of the long-established Ferenc Liszt International Piano Competition at the Liszt Academy of Music came to an end with the final on Saturday. Of the […]

Over 150 Programs at the Budapest Autumn Festival

Sep 16, 2021

With more than one hundred and fifty programs in thirty venues, the Budapest Autumn Festival is a renewed event in the capital between September 26 and October 10. The Hungarian news agency MTI quotes, Erzsébet Gy. Németh, the Deputy Mayor of Budapest responsible for the human fields as saying at the festival's press conference in […]

Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition in Szeged

Sep 4, 2021

A representative exhibition of the works of more than 600 members of the National Association of Hungarian Artists (MAOE), entitled Horizon, showcasing Hungarian contemporary art, opened on Saturday at the Reök Palace in the southeastern Hungarian city of Szeged. In his opening speech, László Barnák, Director General of the Szeged National Theater, which also maintains […]

Katalin Karikó Mural Completed in Budapest

Aug 31, 2021

On Monday afternoon, August 30, the last brushstrokes and the slogan "The future is written by Hungarians" were painted on the giant fire mural with which the organizers of the Brain Bar Future Festival pay tribute to the Hungarian scientist who played a key role in the development of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine, Katalin Karikó, the […]

Holiday Programs Offered by Szentendre Open Air Museum

Aug 16, 2021

In addition to concerts, bike tours, nature walks and handicrafts also await visitors at the Szentendre Open Air Museum on the holiday weekend between August 20 and 22. Over these three days, the museum will focus on nature in connection with the Boundless Open Air Museum of Ethnography thematic year. Visitors can explore the open-air […]

Art Facing a New World — at the Capa Center

Aug 12, 2021

How can art contribute to a more sustainable post-pandemic future? This is the question addressed in the exhibitions 'A Forged and Delicate Future and Of this World — Envisioning Alternative Cartographies', on show at the Capa Center between August 18 and September 19. The eleven lens-based artists featured in the exhibitions come from all over […]

Animation Film Festival in Kecskemét

Aug 12, 2021

370 films from 30 countries are screened this week at the 15th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, which runs until Sunday. The festival coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Kecskemét animation studio, which is celebrated with a screening of ten thematic selections and an exhibition of the most memorable moments of the […]

Nádasdy Mansion Restored to Old Glory

Aug 1, 2021

The renewed Nádasdy Mansion in Nádasdladány, Fejér County, was inaugurated this Sunday and the 2,000-sqm building and the 29-hectare garden can be visited again from Tuesday. The reconstruction of the ground floor of the mansion has been completed, the fungus removal works have been finished, a modern museum shop, a projection room, a café and […]

Exhibition on the 120 Years of Hungarian Cinema

Jul 31, 2021

An exhibition celebrating the 120th anniversary of Hungarian cinema and showing relics of various eras has opened in Budapest's Ludwig Museum, reports. “The exhibition presents a wonderful golden age with wonderful films, Hungarian artists and those born in Hungary making an international career, it showcases the Hungarian cinema universe,” Csaba Káel, the government commissioner […]

Astra Filmland to Offer 21st Century Technology

Jul 27, 2021

Astra Film Studios near Budapest is expanding its facility with several studios to serve large-scale international productions with cutting-edge technology in Hungary, the company said on Tuesday. Astra Filmland at Mogyoród, east of the Hungarian capital, will offer several stages and large spaces suitable for a variety of productions with support services including set design […]

Lotus Day in the Botanical Garden of Szeged

Jul 22, 2021

As every year, the Botanical Garden in Szeged, SE Hungary, celebrates the blooming of the Indian lotus with two days of activities and shows in 2021 as well. Visitors are welcome to see one of the largest open-air stands of Indian lotus in Central Europe. They can enjoy the shows of traditional Indian dance, spiritual […]

Esterházy Mansion: Restored Wing Inaugurated

Jul 19, 2021

The west wing of the Esterházy Mansion in Fertőd, NW Hungary renovated with a budget of almost HUF two billion, has been inaugurated, hosting three exhibitions, ‘Faces and Views - Esterházy Gallery’, the Esterházy Porcelain Cabinet and ‘Modulated Time’, a joint exhibition by sculptor Boldi and painter Mózes Incze. The aim of the renovation was […]

Hungarian Press Photo Contest 2021

Jul 16, 2021

MTI/MTVA photojournalist Zoltán Balogh won the MÚOSZ (National Association of Hungarian Journalists) Grand Prize at the 39th Hungarian Press Photo Contest for his work entitled The Covid-19 Year in Hungary, while the André Kertész Grand Prize was awarded to Bea Kovács for her series Butterfly Girl. The two Grand Prize winners were announced at the […]

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