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.
Bartók in Anatolia
In 2019 Béla Bartók's book entitled Turkish Folk Music in Asia Minor was published, the work now published with the above title is a continuation of this work. The author, János Sipos is a Bence Szabolcsi Award winning music researcher a corresponding member of HAA – in the department of art theory – as well as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and an honorary doctor of the University of Ankara.
Bertalan Andrásfalvy and peasant culture
Regular member of HAA, Bertalan Andrásfalvy (b. 1931) is a Hungarian ethnographer, politician and author of several outstanding books, whose field of interest has been mainly the peasant culture.
József Scherer passed away
József Scherer, outstanding design artist, winner of Noémi Ferenczy Award, retired university professor and regular member of HAA passed away on 2 May 2020, aged 72.
National Salon of Fine Arts a second time
In the series of the National Salons in Kunsthalle, the institution of HAA the 2nd National Salon of Fine Arts can now be seen in virtual form. The exhibition comprises of the newest works of about 200 artists from paintings, sculptures and videos to installations.