We are all about to dive deep into everything about art in Budapest and our opening section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
Up next we will discuss a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Budapest
If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Budapest head to:
- Museum Of Fine Arts Budapest at Dózsa György út 41
- Hungarian National Gallery at Szent György Tér 2
- Ludwig Museum at Komor Marcell u. 1
- Műcsarnok Budapest at Dózsa György út 37
- Acb Galéria at Király Utca 76
- Vintage Galéria at Magyar Utca 26
- Godot Galeria at Bartók Béla Ut 11-13
- Viltin Galéria at Vasvári Pál St 1
- Inda Gallery at Király Ut 34 II/4
- Faur Zsófi Gallery at Bartók Béla Ut 25
- Art+Text Gallery at Honvéd u. 3
The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest is open from 10am to 6pm every day but Monday when they are closed and was founded in 1906. The collection has over 100,000 pieces includes works by Maso di Banco, Leonardo da Vinci, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Stefano di Giovanni, and 15 drawings by Rembrandt along with a large variety of Constantin Meunier and Auguste Rodin sculptures.
The Hungarian National Gallery is the largest public gallery in your area or anywhere in Hungary with 11,000 drawings, 6,000 paintings, 3,100 medals, 2,100 sculptures, and 5,000 prints. In addition to the three permanent exhibitions they have highlighted collections of international art after 1800 on permanent display from 10am to 6pm throughout the week except for Monday when they are also closed.
The Ludwig Museum’s collection contains over 800 works of art like valuable pieces of American pop art by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and others. They offer a variety of programs including artist talks, seminars, and competitions near you plus some of their works are available to rent. You can head over Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
Műcsarnok Budapest is closed on Mondays like many other on this list while offering a variety of programs which include educational activities, small events, and monthly contemporary art exhibitions the rest of the week.
Gábor Attalai, Imre Kinszki, André Kertész, László Moholy-Nagy, and many other Hungarian and international artists and photographers are represented by Vintage Galéria whom you can visit from 2pm to 6pm Tuesday through Friday to check everything out.
Godot Galeria sells art, holds auctions, and there is free admission to all of the gallery’s exhibitions from 10am to 2pm Tuesday through Friday and until 1pm on Saturday.
Inda Gallery is open from 2pm to 6pm Tuesday through Friday and some of their artwork is for sale.
You can also buy works at Faur Zsófi Gallery who is open from noon to 6pm Monday through Wednesday and on Friday.
Materials & Supplies Near You
These great local art stores should have all of the materials and supplies you desire:
- Úristen Festek Művészellátó at József Krt 26
- Hobbymuvesz at Várna Ut 6
- Panton Papíripari at Korponai Ut 18
- Paletta Művészellátó at Andrássy Ut 84
- Bomo Art at Régiposta Ut 14
- Fiók at Csíky U 1st
Hobbymuvesz has a huge inventory of art and hobby materials.
Panton Papripari is the Hungarian representative for the Shinhan and Molotow brands and provides paper cutting services too.
Panton sells art supplies in your area at five different locations.
Paletta Mvészellátó is ideal if you are a professional, a hobbyist, or simply want to get creative as they provide everything you require for the fine arts.
Shows & Events
Some of the best art shows and events near you in this part of Hungary are:
- Budapest Art Week in April
- Festival of Folk Arts in August
- Art Market Budapest in October
- Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival in October
Budapest Art Week is a fine art program series that takes place every April with exhibitions and events available for six days at 70 different galleries, museums, and exhibition halls with a single ticket.
The Buda Castle hosts the Festival of Folk Arts in August which includes everything from folk dance and woodcarving to children’s playgrounds and gastronomy.
Art Market Budapest is an international art fair that attracts over 30 thousand visitors each year and features exhibitors from over 40 countries across five continents.
The Café Contemporary Arts Festival is held in various locations in town each October and features progressive contemporary works, theatre, music, and dance performances while running concurrently with Budapest Music Weeks.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
When you need help with buying, selling, or valuing a piece contact these art dealers and appraisers in your area:
- Nagyházi Gallery at Balaton u 8
- Kieselbach Gallery at Szent István krt 5
- Lumas Budapest at Október 6 u 21
- Koller Gallery at Táncsics Mihály u. 5
Nagyházi Gallery conducts four seasonal auctions and provides renovations, appraisals, commissions, and professional photography of private collections among other services.
For those looking to sell paintings the Kieselbach Gallery hosts auctions and accepts consignments while also providing complimentary art appraisals.
Koller Gallery will help you with all aspects of purchasing, selling, and managing your collection. Koller also purchases paintings, host auctions, and will do complimentary art appraisals.
From the initial best museums near you list above Godot Galeria, Inda Gallery, and Faur Zsófi all sell art.
Here are some good art walking tours you can take:
Party and private tours are available via Budapest Urban Walks who will take you to the most famous sights in town including popular street art spots in District 7.
From Elisabeth Square the Street & Urban Art Tour provides a free tour of the Jewish quarter’s vibrant painted murals on walls and street art.
Sculptures & Statues
You can also find some really cool sculptures and statues in your area like:
- Columbo Statue at Falk Miksa
- Zero Kilometre Stone at Clark Ádám tér
- Timewheel at Olof Palme stny 3
- The Fat Policeman Statue at Zrínyi u
- Attila József Statue at Id Antall József rkp
- Bud Spencer Statue at Corvin sétány 1
Sculptor Géza Dezs Fekete created the Columbo Statue found near Flipper Muzeum in 2014.
Miklós Borsos produced the Zero Kilometre Stone which was erected in 1975 and is situated near the Buda Castle Hill Funicular’s bottom station.
The Timewheel is the world’s largest hourglass and was installed in a public park in 2004.
Between Roosevelt Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica there is a pedestrian zone with the Fat Policeman Statue which has been in place since 2008 and was built by Illyés András.
Just a 1-minute walk from Shoes on the Danube Bank is the Attila József Statue which is located on the steps of parliament house. László Marton sculpted the statue that was unveiled on December 22, 1980.
Szandra Tasnádi who is a Hungarian sculptor created the Bud Spencer Statue which was unveiled on November 11, 2017.
Budapest Art Classes
We are all at different levels and sometimes a lesson or two can give us the boost that we need. Some of the best Budapest art schools and classes can be found at:
- Hungarian University of Fine Arts at Andrássy út 69-71
- Kisképző at Török Pál u 1
- Modul Art Academy at Cirmos u 8
- YourArt Stúdió at Lajos u 78
- Csomópont Rajziskola at Lágymányosi u 4
- Máskép Alkotóműhely at Miklós tér 1
The Hungarian University of Fine Arts was established in 1871 and offers 12 academic departments for students to choose from including classes that are taught in English.
Kisképz is a visual arts high school with 13 majors including performing arts, fine art, and applied arts.
Adults of all ability levels can try the art classes, full-day weekend workshops, short courses of 1-3 hours, and summer camps at Modul Art Academy.
Afternoon and evening art classes are available at YourArt Stdió who also organizes private events and has all of the necessary tools for team building.
Máskép Alkotómhely provides art classes for people of all ages and has morning classes on Saturday and Sunday along with special classes on Monday. They also hold private parties and team-building activities.
Studios For Rent Near You
You might be able to rent art studio space at:
- Art Quarter at Nagytétényi út 48-50
- Partizán Art Studios & Gallery at Szentendrei út 95
- Budapest Art Factory at Vizafogó u. 2
- Budapest Art Residency at Mikszáth Kálmán tér
A frame can take a normal looking picture a long way, and some of the best places for art framing in Budapest are:
- Keret Bolt at Csanády u 24
- Üvegman Kft at Síp u 22
- Képkeretezés at Király u 1e
- D Tóth Művészeti Műhely at Radnóti Miklós u 15a
- Halacska Képkeret és Művészeti Műhely at Károly krt 21
- Kép Mester Képkeretezés at Mester u 3
Paper paintings, oil paintings, and antique picture frames in your area can all be professionally cleaned and restored by Üvegman Kft.
Képkeretezés frames mirrors, sells a variety of posters, and performs restoration work.
Acquisition of special works of art, consulting, procurement, arranging works of art, repair and restoration of artwork, picture frames, and terracotta objects are some of the services provided at D Tóth Művészeti Műhely.
Over 2,000 types of frames are available at Halacska Képkeret és Mvészeti Mhely who can also do skilled cleaning and conservation of paintings in addition to being a specialist in repairing and restoring old frames.
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Have Fun Enjoying The Budapest Art Scene
Well guys, hopefully we did a decent job of covering the full art scene near you. You read about the best local galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.
If you made it all the way to the end then you probably love art as much as we do. You can let us know about any of your own local tips and tricks in the comments at the end of the post, or please also let us know if we got anything wrong or if anything we posted has become dated.
Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in Budapest!