The Hungarian National Gallery is the largest public collection documenting and presenting the process of the formation and development of Hungarian fine art, which is open to everyone. Curious eyes can find many thousands of works of art here, from the founding of the state to the present day, from the earliest Hungarian memories to contemporary art elements and objects.
After the 1956 revolution, the idea of establishing a completely independent, Hungarian art museum was formulated in Hungarian cultural policy, so the Hungarian National Gallery was finally born in 1957, which was very well received. The Hungarian National Gallery opened on the 5th of October, 1957 in the building of the former Kúria on Kossuth Square, so the institution was established more than 65 years ago.
In 1975, the museum moved to the renovated buildings of the Buda Castle, which was a great milestone in the life of the institution. The first exhibition opened in October 1975 at the new location.
Not so long ago, in 2012, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery merged into one institution. Following the reunification of the Hungarian and international collections and the reopening of the Museum of Fine Arts, the most important masterpieces of the museum's post-1800 International Collection can also be seen in a new location, the Hungarian National Gallery.
The collection of the Hungarian National Gallery currently includes 110,000 works of art. The most beautiful and richest selections of the oeuvre of some of the artists can be visited at both periodical and permanent exhibitions, all free of charge with the Budapest Card.
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