Nation Award Committee consisting of eleven artists with the Kossuth State Awards. The award is given to provide appropriate living conditions for personalities with high artistic accomplishment and reputation.
Kecskemét Animation Film Festival again
The largest and oldest animation festival of Hungary, the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF) has been organized for the 14th time. Screening more than 300 films at seven venues the festival, which is between 19 and 23 June 2019, is offering several exhibitions, masterclasses, book launches and related professional events. The one of the main sponsors of KAFF is HAA. One of the unique works premiered for the first time at the festival is going to be Ferenc Rófusz's new film, The Last Supper, in which the iconic mural of Leonardo da Vinci is animated in a symbolic way.
Renewed exhibition of László Nagy in Smolyan
The László Nagy Museum – also known as the László Nagy Memorial House – is located in the Raykovo Quarter of Bulgaria's Smolyan. It was first opened in 1981 and covers Nagy's work from the late 1940s until his death in 1978. The museum itself is housed in a 19th house made in the typical Bulgarian National Revival period of architecture with over 200 square meters of space. The Memorial House features among other things manuscripts, drawings, photos and personal belongings, a room with traditional rural furniture from the birthplace of the poet in Hungary. Between 2016 and 2019 the city of Smolyan completed the renovation of the museum with financial support from the Bulgarian and Hungarian state.
Éva Marton is very active in 2019 as well
The world-famous and retired Hungarian opera singer and regular member of HAA, Éva Marton has held and is holding in several master courses this year and she has been given a prestigious award, the Gold Medal in the Arts from The Kennedy Center International Commitee on the Arts (KCICA). The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the national cultural center of the United States and the living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. This June KCICA, which consists of some of the world's most passionate and influential arts philanthropists, is going to host its 16th annual International Committee Summit in Budapest and Vienna and on this occasion Éva Marton has been invited to receive the 2019 KCICA Gold Medal in the Arts at the American Ambassador's Residence in Budapest on 18 June, which date is coincidentally her birthday.
Exhibition of Tamás Kárpáti at Vigadó
The display of the 70-year-old painter, Tamás Kárpáti, a regular member of HAA, entitled Credo, can be seen from 3 May until 9 July 2019 at Vigadó, the centre of HAA. The exhibiton is comprising of nearly sixty wood panels made in the past three years, ten small plastics cast in bronze and a collection of documents accompanying the lifework of the artist.