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.
Salome, a world premiere
One of the most famous operas by Richard Strauss, Salome was performed by the Hungarian State Opera at the Erkel Theatre on 15 September 2020. The new production - directed by Zoltán Rátóti, regular member as well as board member of HAA, starring Sera Gösch, Jürgen Sacher, Gyöngyi Lukács and Károly Szemerédy under the baton of Balázs Kocsár, general music director of the Hungarian State Opera - could only be seen once due to the epidemic is a world premiere, due to its unique set.
Exhibition of Márton Barabás
The Hungarian painter and sculptor, Márton Barabás, a corresponding member of HAA, is exhibiting his sculptures in the inner courtyard of the House of Music (Haus der Musik) in Vienna made from components of historical pianos on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven. The display is entitled Hommage à Beethoven and can be seen between 10 September 2020 and spring 2021.
Elapsing Time in Rome
The unique and large-scale fine art exhibition of HAA – which first opened on 5 July with the title Verstrichene Zeit – Elapsing Time in the Museum of Modern Arts in Passau (Museum Moderner Kunst), then travelled to Stuttgart in October 2019 and then to Berlin in December 2019– can now be seen in Rome at the Hungarian Academy. The exhibition, which was opened by director Gábor Kudar, cultural rapporteur Sebestyén Terdik as well as curator, art historian and corresponding member of HAA Miklós Sulyok on 10 September, can be seen until 8 October 2020.
Farewell to Judit Reigl
An exclusive farewell of the Kossuth Award winning painter Judit Reigl was held on 10 September in the exhibition hall on the 2nd floor of the Ludwig Museum, where HAA was represented by Secretary General Tamás Gergely Kucsera. Farewell speeches were given by Zoltán Balog, Prime Ministerial Commissioner for social affairs, Reformed pastor, Julia Fabényi, director of Ludwig Museum, Cseatóné Reigl Beatrix and Aaron Hidvégi. Judit Reigl - 78 years of friendship by Katalin Dávid was read out by the author's granddaughter.