The largest museum collection of winged altars, panel paintings and wooden sculptures from the Kingdom of Hungary is held by the Hungarian National Gallery.
Our collection of stone carvings preserves the earliest reminiscences owned by the Hungarian National Gallery: fragments of sculptures, architectural carvings with an artistic quality and fragments of tombs from the beginnings of carving in Hungary in the 11th century to 1526.
The permanent exhibition of late renaissance and baroque art surveys the art of the Hungarian Kingdom and Central Europe between 1550 and 1800, beginning with mannerist works made in Vienna and Prague in the years around 1600.
As a new thematic unit at our permanent exhibition, we present white marble statues that exemplify types of nude representation, made during the period from the turn of the last century to the 1920s.
The re-organised permanent exhibition showcasing Hungarian fine art from 1810 to 1900 is displayed in the most impressive halls on the first floor of the Gallery.
The œuvre of Mihály Munkácsy is presented in a separate line of rooms along with the art of Hungarian painters of realist tendencies, following in his footsteps.
The central rooms on the second floor of the museum give place to the permanent exhibition of twentieth-century art which presents the most decisive artists and endeavours from the period between the turn of the century and the end of World War II. In the section concentrating on art between 1896 and 1945, about 150 paintings, 30 sculptures and 200 medals are on display.
The title of our exhibition presenting Hungarian art after 1945 was inspired by one of György Galántai’s sculpture Shifts from 1989.
The exhibition at the Hungarian National Gallery proudly displays a rich selection of some of the chief works held by the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, which is closed for reconstruction, scheduled to last three years.