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.
Helmuth Rilling received his certificate of HAA
At the second general assembly of HAA in 2018 held on 22 November German choral conductor, Helmuth Rilling was chosen to be a honorary member of the academy. On 20 December the President of HAA, György Vashegyi personally handed over the certificate of his honorary membership of HAA to Helmuth Rilling at a solemn event in Schwäbisch Gmünd near Stuttgart.
Writer Lajos Grendel passed away
One of the outstanding contemporary Hungarian writers having lived in Slovakia and a regular member of HAA, Lajos Grendel died aged 70.
Lajos Grendel died on 18 December 2018 in Bratislava. His funeral took place on 27 December 2018 according to Roman Catholic liturgy in Bratislava. HAA as well as the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities regard his death as losing one of their own.
Charity Concert of Andrea Rost
World-famous lyric soprano and corresponding member of HAA, Andrea Rost gave a charity gala concert on 19 December 2018 at Vigadó, the artistic centre of HAA. The Kossuth State Award winning artist and the Goodwill Ambassador of Pető Institute together with her Art Foundation wished to promote the Institute's development of a music room, while also marking the occasion as the closing event of the Year of Talent.
Film director Ferenc Kósa passed away
Outstanding Hungarian film director and photographer, Ferenc Kósa, a regular member of HAA died at the age of 81 on 12 December 2018. HHA regards his death as losing one of its own.