It is seldom given in the life of a cultural politician that the creation of two dominant cultural institutions have been tied to his name. György Fekete was given this: he was one of the founders, then the first president of the National Cultural Fund, then almost two decades later he was instrumental when the Hungarian Academy of Arts became a public body, and he was its president for two terms. We asked György Vashegyi, who followed him in this post in 2017.
Lifework exhibition of Pál Gerzson at Vigadó
Pál Gerzson (1931–2008) was an outstanding and original figure of Hungarian painting in the second half of the 20th century and he was a posthumous honorary member of MMA as well as one of the founding members of it as a social organization. His lifework exhibition can be seen between 15 June and 31 July at Vigadó, centre of MMA, on the 6th floor.
Exhibition of Imre Makovecz in Nizhny Novgorod
In Nizhny Novgorod the Hungarian Days are always held every year since 2012 with the cooperation of honorary consul, Elada Nagornaya and the Hungarian Institute in Moscow. On this occasion the life work of the leading figure of organic architecture, Imre Makovecz, founding eternal president of MMA is presented between 8 June and 2 July.
Anna Jókai passed away
One of the greatest writers of contemporary Hungarian literature, Anna Jókai passed away at the age of 84 after a serious illness on 5 June 2017, on Whitmonday. She was an Artist of the Nation and a regular member of MMA. MMA regards her death as losing one of its own.
MMA held its general assembly
On 25 May 2017 MMA held its first general assembly this year, at which regular and corresponding members were elected as well as MMA's awards were decided. The general assembly was welcomed by Secretary of State for Culture, Péter Hoppál.