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.
Listening to János Arany
The year 2017 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest Hungarian poets, János Arany. 2017 was declared as the János Arany Memorial Year by the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. But the programs of the Memorial Year are continuing in 2018 as well and HAA is still making support with projects, such as the recording and online spreading of the performances of the poems of János Arany by almost a hundred acclaimed Hungarian actors.
Hungarian-Russian cultural relations
Exhibition of Imre Makovecz in St. Petersburg
The life-work exhibition of Imre Makovecz entitled Connecting Earth and Sky can be seen at the Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute Of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture for three weeks from 1 March. The visit at The Manege and the negotiations at Ilya Repin Academy have made new possibilities of further cooperations.
Unique daguerreotype can be seen in the National Museum
The Hungarian National Museum is firstly presenting this exceptional artifact on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the Revolution and War of Independence of 1848/49. The daguerreotype depicting the national guard was purchased and deposited by the Hungarian Academy of Art in the country's largest historical photographic collection in the Historical Photographic Archive of the Hungarian National Museum. The public can see it for two weeks from 13 March until 25 March.
Zoltán Kallós passed away
Zoltán Kallós, one of the most significant Hungarian folklorist of the 20th century, died on 14 February in Válaszút (Răscruci), his birthplace in his 92th year of age. HHA regards his death as losing one of its own. His funeral took place on 17 February at the Hajongard cemetery in Kolozsvár. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán emphasized that with Zoltán Kallós's death "we have lost a great patriot".