Károly Simon died
Design artist and member of MMA, Károly Simon died on 5 March 2017 in his 75th year of age. He was the chair of the Section of Applied Arts and Design of MMA. His oeuvre is an integral part of the history of the applied arts and design of modern Hungary. MMA regards his death as losing one of its own. The funeral ceremony for Simon Károly is going to be held on 18 April in the Farkasrét Cemetery in Budapest.
János Arany Memorial Year
The year 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest Hungarian poets, János Arany. 2017 has been declared as the János Arany Memorial Year by the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). The patron of the memorial year is László Lovász, President of MTA. MMA is supporting the Poetry Festival this year.
Quasimodo poetry competition announced
Hungarian poets could apply for the 25th jubilee Quasimodo Poetry Competition with two unpublished poems until 31 March. Katalin Mezey, poet, writer, chair of the Section of Literature of MMA and president of the board of the Quasimodo Foundation said that the jury was going to make the decision in July and the award-giving ceremony was going to take place at the International Meeting of Poets in Balatonfüred on 9 September.
37th Budapest Spring Festival
The 37th Budapest Spring Festival, between 31 March – 23 April, awaits visitors with a programme that involves many of the arts, with events in classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, contemporary circus, theatre and the visual arts. With the best Hungarian performers and real world stars, the Budapest Spring Festival is a truly special occasion, presenting premieres and co-productions with partner institutions.