Prayers by the Hungarian People - Folk art and applied art exhibition in commemoration of the Day of Hungarian Culture. The exhibition is on view between January 23, 2020 and April 5, 2020. In commemoration of the Day of Hungarian Culture, academic members and non-academic members of the Section of Folk Arts of the Hungarian Academy of Arts present an exhibition showcasing their artworks inspired by Hungary's national Anthem and Appeal as well as by church hymns and devotional folk songs.
Great Hungarian poet, József Tornai passed away
József Tornai, Artist of the Nation, regular member of HAA and one of the greatest Hungarian poets of the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st passed away on 31 January 2020 aged 92. HAA regards his passing as losing one of its own.
Exhibition of HAA in Berlin
The unique and large-scale fine art exhibition of HAA – which first opened on 5 July with the title Verstrichene Zeit – Elapsing Time in the Museum of Modern Arts in Passau (Museum Moderner Kunst), then travelled to Stuttgart in October 2019 – can now be seen in Berlin in the Hungarian Cultural Institute, the Collegium Hungaricum from 12 December 2019. The exhibition was opened by the President of HAA, György Vashegyi, then the director of Collegium Hungaricum, Márta Nagy made a welcoming speech.
Sir Roger Scruton's Beauty in Hungarian
The book entitled Beauty written by Sir Roger Scruton, the conservative philosopher and writer has been published by the of HAA's Research Institute for Art Theory and Methodology. At the book launch at the office building of HAA on 20 November a welcome speech was made by Tamás Gergely Kucsera, the Secretary-General of HAA and the book was presented by the editors of the book, Miklós Kocsis, the director of HHA's Research Institute for Art Theory and Methodology, Márton Falusi, a researcher of the Institute as well as Ferenc Horkay Hörcher, an aesthete and historian of ideas. The book has been translated by István Orosz.
Ádám Makkai passed away
Outstanding polyglot linguist, poet, literary translator and regular member of HAA, Ádám Makkai passed away on 18 January 2020 aged 84. HAA regards his passing as losing one of its own.