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.
HAA academicians awarded with Corvin Chain
President János Áder bestowed the Hungarian Corvin Chain Award for Merit on artists and scientists on 12 February 2018. The honour was given to actor Péter Huszti, member of HAA and Artist of the Nation, orientalist Miklós Maróth, former foreign minister János Martonyi, classical philologist Zsigmond Ritoók, professor Péter Sótonyi, biochemist Sir George Radda and sculptor Miklós Melocco, member of HAA and Artist of the Nation.
László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer Award
The László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond, late Member of HAA cinematography award, named after two outstanding Hungarian cinematographers, was established by Sparks camera and lamp rental company, the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers and the Hungarian Cinematographers' School. The László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond cinematographer competition has been sponsored by HAA, Hungarian National Film Foundation and Sparks Ltd.
Record visitor number in Kunsthalle
Every visitor record was overturned last year by Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), the institution of HAA. The exhibition entitled The First Golden Age has become the most visited exhibition of the past decades and the annual number of visitors has also been highest: in 2017 people bought 133,512 tickets for exhibitions to see. Ever since the Hungarian Academy of Arts took over the institution, the annual number of visitors more than tripled and the interest in contemporary Hungarian art has increased.
President of HAA acclaimed in France
The productive collaboration between the Purcell Choir & Orfeo Orchestra both led by conductor György Vashegyi, President of HAA and the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles began in 2011. Their latest album - Un Opéra pour trois rois - was born from this work. The December edition of Opéra Magazine in Paris honoured the album: György Vashegyi and his groups and three singers - soprano Chantal Santon-Jeffery, soprano, Emőke Baráth, baritone Thomas Dolié - won the Diamant de l'Opéra grand award of the prestigious periodical for the second time (for the first time in 2015).