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.
Exhibition of Péter Földi
The exhibition at Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), the institution of HAA is displaying a cross-section of the oeuvre of Kossuth State Award winning painter Péter Földi and can be seen from 30 November 2018 until 20 January 2019.
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.