Hall of Art, Budapest

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Palace of Art and Heroes' Square.
Greek Revival style portico, with main entrance.

The Budapest Hall of Art or Palace of Art, (HungarianMűcsarnok Kunsthalle), is a contemporary art museum and a historic building located in Budapest, Hungary.[1][2]

Description[edit]

The museum building is on Heroes' Square, facing the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts.[2][3]

The art museum hosts temporary exhibits contemporary art.[2][3][4] It operates on the program of German Kunsthalles, as an institution run by artists that does not maintain its own collection.[5] It is an Institution of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.[2] Its government partner is the Ministry of Education and Culture.[5]

It has a bookshop, library, and the Műcsarnok Café that overlooks the square.[6]

Building[edit]

Aerial view of roof & site plan.

The large Neoclassical style structure, designed by architects Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herczog, was completed in 1896.[5] It was originally built for millennium celebrations.[5]

Its portico is in the Greek Revival style. The three-bayed, semi-circular apse houses a roofed exhibition hall with skylights. The building was renovated in 1995.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mucsarnok.hu: Műcsarnok homepage
  2. ^ a b c d Mucsarnok.hu: Budapest Hall/Palace of Art (Műcsarnok Kunsthalle)
  3. ^ a b Hewitt, Rick Steves & Cameron (2009). Rick Steves' Budapest (1st ed.). Berkeley, Calif.: Avalon Travel. ISBN 9781598802177.
  4. ^ Exhibits and programs at the Műcsarnok Kunsthalle
  5. ^ a b c d e History of Műcsarnok Kunsthalle
  6. ^ Műcsarnok Café

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°30′50.48″N 19°4′43.24″E / 47.5140222°N 19.0786778°E / 47.5140222; 19.0786778