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.
Anthems and Hymns
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.
Ádám Makkai passed away
Outstanding polyglot linguist, poet, literary translator and regular member of HAA, Ádám Makkai passed away on 18 January 2020 aged 84. HAA regards his passing as losing one of its own.
Great Hungarian poet, József Tornai passed away
József Tornai, Artist of the Nation, regular member of HAA and one of the greatest Hungarian poets of the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st passed away on 31 January 2020 aged 92. HAA regards his passing as losing one of its own.
Erzsébet Szőnyi passed away
Erzsébet Szőnyi – the well-known composer, choir conductor, pedagogue and an Artist of the Nation, whose musical works are performed all over the world – passed away on 28 December 2019, aged 96. HAA regards her passing as losing one of its own. The funeral service is to be held at 10 a.m. on 25 January 2020 at Farkasrét Cemetery.