Mucsarnok Hall of Art, Budapest

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    THE KUNSTHALLE - PALACE OF ART

    by balhannah Updated Mar 13, 2014

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    The Kunsthalle is also known as the "Hall of Art," or "Palace of Art."

    I didn't want to visit this gallery of contemporary art, even though it displays the largest exhibition of sculptures and contemporary painting. On display is work by established Artists and young Artists reaching for fame! It regularly has changing temporary exhibitions – there is usually a banner on front advertising what is currently being shown.

    I did want to have a look at the architecture of the building. This massive Neo-Classical building, was built in 1895 for the Millennium.

    It has an impressive entrance of six guilded gold columns, which reminded me of buildings in Greece. The tympanum mosaic was added in 1938, and shows St Istvan, the patron saint of art in his red robes. Behind the columns, a three part fresco shows the Birth of Sculpture, the Source of the Arts and Origins of Painting. The building is beautifully decorated all the way round.

    The Palace of Art is situated on the RH side of Heroes Square.

    Opening hours:
    Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
    Thursdays: 12 pm to 8 pm

    Entrance fees:
    Adult: HUF 1,400
    Student & senior: HUF 700
    Budapest Card: 20% off

    Kunsthalle and Ernst Museum combined tickets are available.

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    Central Pest: Palace of Art

    by antistar Updated Oct 24, 2013

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    Unlike the Fine Arts Museum opposite it on Heroes Square, the Palace of Art focuses on modern, contemporary, artists. It also is unusual in that it doesn't maintain any permanent exhibitions, instead keeping a rolling stock of both Hungarian and international art exhibitions. This means it is always different every time you visit.

    The building that houses the art exhibitions, the Műcsarnok or Art Palace, is an impressive building in itself. It was purpose built in time for the millennium celebrations in Budapest in 1896, and has hosted top class art exhibitions ever since.

    Entry 1400ft. Closed Mondays.

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    Hall of Art

    by shavy Written Aug 31, 2013

    Another museum and gallery is just on the right side from the hero square, it look the same as the fine art museum, but this has less known as the other, we sometimes get confuse with all the names of the museums in Budapest as they are almost like same name. I prefer the Fine Arts in my opinion

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    Hall of Art

    by mindcrime Updated Mar 31, 2013

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    Hall of Art (Műcsarnok) supposed to be the museum that we would visit after Museum of Fine Arts (both museums are located on Heroes’ Square) but we were already tired to visit another museum that morning. According to my guide book it’s the biggest exhibition hall in Hungary but we just saw the nice façade of it that looks at Heroes’ Square. It houses many temporary exhibitions of Hungarian but also international artists but also expositions and other events. The building went through great renovation on early 90s and opened again for the public in 1995.

    The building was erected in 1896 in neoclassical style for the millennium celebrations. Hall of Art was founded in 1877 and was housed at Andrassy avenue (where now is the University of Fine Arts).

    Hall of Art is open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-18.00 (Thursday till 21.00)
    The entrance fee is 1800Huf (students, seniors 900Huf)

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    Experience one of the world's best concert halls

    by fipsi Updated Mar 30, 2013

    In my opinion, a concert in the Bela Bartok National Concert Hall at the Palace of Art would be a reason for a trip to Budapest alone. It has a great acustics and shows you THE perfect concert hall of the 21st century. It is a national pearl.

    Only natural and massive materials were used, and besides that I think the interiour design is contemporary design at its best. The wood mainly comes from Canada, as one of the main sponsors of this wonderful building is a Canadian-Hungarian.

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    Palace of Arts

    by klj&a Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Palace of Art is Hungary;s largest venue for artistic exhibitions. It's home of the Hungarian National Philharmonic and The Budapest Festival Orchestra. Other popular acts perform there as well. For example Marianne Faithfull is performing there next month.

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    Mucsarnok - The Hall of Art

    by MedioLatino Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Hall of Art was founded in 1877, it's first home was the actual Art University's building under Andrassy Avenue 69-71.

    The buiding of the "new" Hall of Art was built according to the plans of Albert Schikedanz in 1896, together with the Millenium Memorial and the Museum of Fine Arts on the other side.

    The Museum is hosting Hungarian and international contemporary exhibitions and other art related events (furniture and antiques expositions) as well. At the entrance there is an excellent art-book shop.

    Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm every day (10am to 8 pm on Thursday), closed on Mondays.

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    Mucsarnok - inside

    by MedioLatino Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The reconstruction of the building of the Hall of Art started in 1991and it was only reopened in 1995. But it was well worth to wait! Good job! :)

    Here you can see the entrance hall from the door of the book-shop.

    Entrance hall of the Hall of Art

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  • Check Out the Contemporary Art

    by Jetgirly Written Apr 1, 2011

    Not to be confused with the Palace of ArtS, the Palace of Art (Műcsarnok, located at Heroes' Square) is Budapest's top stop for big-name exhibits in contemporary art. I love a good, thought-provoking exhibit so I decided to stop by on my last morning in the city. They were featuring an exhibit called "Over the Counter: The Phenomena of Post-socialist Economy in Contemporary Art", and I loved it. The artists' visions of life, finance, trade and work in post-socialist nations answered a lot of the questions I wish the House of Terror had. If future exhibits are even one-tenth as good as Over the Counter, you'd be crazy not to visit. Check their website for information on current exhibits. The Palace of Art is closed on Mondays, and ticket prices on other days are 1600 HUF or less (discounts for holders of Budapest Cards!).

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    Art Gallery near Hosok Tere

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    Another nice museum near Hosok tere (Square of Heroes) is the Exhibition Hall. Greek architecture influence was used to build this museum in 1905. The Exhibition Hall shows domestic and foreign work in every season.

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    Palace of Arts

    by mikey_e Written Jan 16, 2009

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    The Palace of Art faces the Museum of Fine Art across Heroes Square. Unfortunately, their closing days are both Monday, so you can’t plan to do one while the other is closed. It too is in neo-Classical style (some call it eclectic-neo-Classical) and it is one of the largest exhibition spaces in all of Hungary. It stands somewhere in between the missions of the Museum Fine Arts and the National Gallery, having works by both international and Hungarian masters in its collection. It also has a larger contingent of modern artwork in its collection, so if that is what interests you, you should consider visiting this gallery. The problem is that the two art galleries – the Museum of Fine Art and the Palace of Art – are so large it would be folly to try to visit both at the same time. It is a better idea to try to do one on one day and then do another on a different day – and maybe get the baths in on it too. It’s also a good idea to check out what exhibitions are on when you are in Budapest (www.mucsarnok.hu), since they change fairly regularly and, given that they are more modern in their theme they may or may not please you (I think that they may be listed on the Ernst Museum in guides).

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    Palace of Art

    by cjg1 Written Dec 31, 2008

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    The Palace of Art was built in 1895, by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog. The building is in the neoclassical style. It is considered one of the greatest exhibition halls in Hungary. The Palace of Art exhibits works of art of Hungarian as well as other artists and displays themed exhibitions.

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    Budapest Palace of ARt

    by BruceDunning Updated Aug 10, 2008

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    We did not go inside, but were told it is worth the trip to do so. The building was great with all its color and beauty. It was built in 1896 to have ready to the millenium celebrations. The local name is Mucsarnok, and is affialited with Ernst Museum and Dorottya GAllery. The feature is to display temporary art works and exhibitions. It shows alot of contemporary art works

    Long view of the building Brocade work on the front brochure view of building
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    Heroes square - Palace of arts

    by ophiro Written Jul 15, 2008

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    The palace of arts that is located on the Heroes square (Mucsarnok in Hungarian).

    The museum was built in 1895 in Eclectic - Neo classical style (like the other museum in the square - museum of fine arts).

    A ticket to the museum will cost 1200 Forint.

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    Műcsarnok (Art Hall)

    by 1courage Updated May 21, 2008

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    The Art hall (Műcsarnok) was built in 1896 for the Millenary Exhibition. It was the same architect, Albert Schickedanz to make the plans, who worked on the construction of the Museum of the Fine Arts. It hasn`t got an own collection, therefore it has no permanent exhibition. In exchange it offers 2500 square meters for different kinds of exhibitions and it has a pubblic artistical library as well.

    The building from the Andr��ssy street The main facade from the Heroes Square The Building from the D��zsa Gy��rgy street The lobby
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