Mûcsarnok Kunsthalle Budapest
The Műcsarnok (“art hall”) was founded in 1877 on the initiative of the Hungarian National Fine Arts Association. Today the hall operates on the pattern of the German Kunsthalle: it is an institution run by artists that does not maintain its own collection.
Since the building was renovated in 1995, the Műcsarnok has welcomed visitors and leading Hungarian and international contemporary artists alike, mediating and representing modern artistic tendencies whilst not maintaining its own permanent collection.
Its mission is to mediate, present and influence Hungarian and international trends and phenomena in the contemporary visual arts. With 5–6 major exhibitions annually the Műcsarnok presents renowned local and foreign contemporary artists. As a progressive exhibition gallery, it does not only bring to the audience artistic propositions that are relevant and interesting, but also make every effort to provide the viewers with modern and exciting facilities that enable the in-depth exploration of the displays.
The exhibition program of Ernst Museum, part of Műcsarnok, is also shaped in this spirit: it hosts projects – thematic solo and group exhibitions – that reflect on the social and urban environment quickly and flexibly.