Ludwig Museum Budapest

The Ludwig museum is one of the many fascinating museums you’ll find in Budapest. The museum displays a masterwork of modern and contemporary art. It was established in 1989, when the art collector couple, Peter and Irene Ludwig provided 70 pieces of contemporary art collections (which are available now in 30 museums across the world) that provided an overview of the past 50 years of universal art and contemporary Hungarian art.
The first independent exhibition of the new museum was opened in 1991 in Building A of the Royal Palace. The opening of its first exhibition marks the debut of the Ludwig Museum Budapest, the first museum in Hungary concerned with international contemporary art. In 2005, the museum moved to its current location at the ‘Palace of Arts’ (Muvészetek Palotája), overlooking the Danube. The permanent collection includes three significant late Picasso paintings and valuable pieces of American Pop Art, for example the works of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein; and significant works of hyperrealism, i.e. Chuck Close.

Although focusing on Eastern and Central European art, it also puts a special emphasis on presenting the Hungarian art of the 60′s to recent days in an international context. The artworks by Ilona Keserü, László Lakner, Krisztián Frey and György Jovánovics representing Eastern-European avant-garde from the 1960s and 70s, the geometric, minimalist works of Imre Bak and the international New Painting of the eighties. In addition to the permanent collection, there are also 8-9 temporary exhibitions showcased each year with leading artists of the international scene as well as the best known Hungarian masters.

Opening Times & Prices
Tues – Sun 10:00 – 20:00
(Last Saturday of the month – 10:00 – 22:00)
Entrance Fee: 1200 Forints ( For Collection & Temporary Exhibitions)

Ticket prices vary on Current Exhibitions. Check website for further details.

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