Budapest’s rich cultural life means that you can expect beautiful, interesting and quirky exhibitions all year round. Now that spring is here, let’s see the major April (fine) art events, exhibitions in the Hungarian capital.
Exhibitions – Art Events in Budapest – April 2012
Easter Exhibition and Spring Games at Vajdahunyad Castle – interactive Easter displays, traditional Hungarian Easter decorations, customs, games / competitions for children at the Museum of Agriculture, in the Vajdahunyad Castle by the City Park of Budapest from April 16 to May 1, 2012 (open on Easter Monday)
- Easter Days at the Budapest Zoo – an excellent family programme for the whole family, as the ZOO is not closed at Easter – there are usually some Easter related programmes for children each year.
- Easter – Hungarian Folk Traditions in Szentendre (approx. an hour’s ride from Budapest Batthyany square by the suburban train called HÉV) in old authentic Hungarian thatched roofed houses, real folk traditions in a beautiful environment. If you want to see something nice and special in Hungary at Easter, this is a must see place we think, i.e. Szentendre is well worth a short detour from Budapest (a fascinating little town by the river Danube).
- The Birth of Art Photography – From Pictorialism to Modern Photography 1889-1929 exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (throughout April)
- Janos Megyik: The Space of the Image exhibition at Ludwig Museum Budapest (until June 10, 2012): Megyik’s works are somewhere on the boundary between painting, sculpture and architecture
- Erker Studio – Hans Hartung, Antoni Tàpies and Günther Uecker etc. – St Gallen Adventures at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (throughout April)
- Société Réaliste: Empire, State, Building exhibition at Ludwig Museum Budapest. The exhibition opens on April 20, 2012. The main themes are political design, experimental economics, territorial ergonomics and the so-called ‘social engineering consulting’. Ferenc Gróf (1972, Pécs) and Jean-Baptiste Naudy (1982, Paris) founded Société Réaliste in June 2004.
- Museum of Ethnography: Indians in Amazonia, South America – extended temporary exhibition on Kossuth square by the Hungarian Parliament. If you are interested in how native Indians lived and still live, take a look at this intriguing exhibition.