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Hungarian art exhibition in Tokyo

The exhibit honors 150 years of diplomacy between Hungary and Japan and will show both European and Hungarian masterpieces.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of its diplomatic relations, Hungary’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery will present a large-scale exhibition in Japan’s capital of Tokyo. The “Treasures of Budapest” exhibition will allow the public to view some 130 masterpieces at The National Art Center in Tokyo. Included will be masters of European art, such as Tiziano, El Greco, Renoir and Monet, as well as Hungary’s own renowned painters, including Munkácsy, Mednyánszky, Rippl-Rónai and Csontváry. 

The exhibit will feature four centuries of fine art in two large sections – the Renaissance to the 18th century and the 19th and early 20th centuries. A separate section will include various works, including statues from the 15th-18th centuries, Dutch and Italian Renaissance masterpieces, Spanish painters, still-lifes and post-impressionist works.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest has had the opportunity to exhibit its works in several cities outside of Hungary, enabling hundreds of thousands to see the masterpieces of Hungary in recent years. These past exhibits have been at world-famous museums such as the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Kunstforum in Vienna, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, the Musée d’Orsay and Musée du Luxembourg in Paris, the Palazzo Reale in Milan and the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.

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