A vice-president and a member of the board were elected at the reconvened general assembly of HAA on 7 October in Vigadó, the centre of HAA. Ballet artist János Kiss was elected as vice-president, poet and historian István Kovács was elected as a new member of the board. Gábor Lajta, a painter, graphic artist and art writer, became a member of the Supervisory Board.
Exhibition of János Balázs
A unique exhibition opened on 12 January 2019 at Műcsarnok, Kunsthalle, the intitution of HAA from the paintings of János Balázs (1905-1977), a Hungarian artist and poet of gypsy origin and can be seen until 10 February 2019.
Exhibition of the Lelkes family at Vigadó
The extraordinary exhibition of the Lelkes family consisting of six generations of artists opened on 29 November 2018 and can be seen until 27 January 2019 at the centre of HAA, the Vigadó. From the seven generations, there are members of the Lelkes Family who chose to specialise in photography or in industrial design and have become renowned in those fields. Family members showcasing their works also include an interior designer, a sculptor, a layout designer and a book designer.
István Madarassy's statues of Ignác Semmelweis
The Hungarian Government declared 2018 to be the Semmelweis Memorial Year to commemorate the "saviour of mothers" on the 200th anniversary of his birth. The patron of the memorial year was János Áder, President of Hungary. At one of the most important events of the Memorial Year at the Festive Scientific Symposium held in the Theoretical Block of Semmelweis University, Budapest several national and foreign speeches were given about the saviour of mothers and more than 600 participants were welcomed by Miklós Kásler, Minister of Human Capacities as well as Ágoston Szél, outgoing rector of Semmelweis University.
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.