The Hall of Art (Műcsarnok) on Heroes Square (Hősök tere)

The Hall of Art (Műcsarnok) on Heroes Square (Hősök tere)

The Hall of Art (Műcsarnok) is another museum and gallery on Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), opposite the Fine Arts Museum (Szépművészeti Múzeum). It is also known as the Palace of Art,  but must not be confused with the Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája) in southern Pest.

The Hall of Art (Műcsarnok) was built in 1895 by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herczog, in eclectic-neoclassical style, to be the greatest exhibition hall in Hungary as part of the millennial celebrations. With 5 to 6 major exhibitions annually, including many that are groundbreaking in the  region, they present renowned local and foreign contemporary artists. The museum’s mission is “to mediate, present and influence Hungarian and international trends and phenomena in the contemporary visual arts.”

Flier for the Mi Vida exhibition

Flier for the Mi Vida exhibition

Recently the Hall of Art has exhibited: Luc Tuymans’ Retrospective; The Leipzig Phenomenon, What’s Up? – A panorama of Contemporary Hungarian Art; Thomas Ruff’ Retrospective; Mi Vida – Heaven and Hell – The MUSAC’s collection in Budapest and currently is showing “COL TEMPO” – THE W. PROJECT, a media installation by Péter Forgács and Other Voices, Other Rooms – Attempts at Reconstruction, an exhibition and film screenings from the Balázs Béla Studio (BBS).

Click here to see more information on current exhibits!

An adult ticket costs 1,400 HUF (about 5 Euros) but there are plenty of other ticket options, so click here for more ticket information! The Hall of Art is open 10a.m.-6p.m. daily, 12a.m.-8p.m. on Thursday and is closed on Mondays.

There is the Heroes Square Metro line 1 stop and bus 105, trolley bus 75 and trolley bus 79 also stop there. Oktogon is also a 10-15 minute walk away.

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