For the first time ever a state-run and a private museum have joined forces for a major art show in Budapest. This exhibition in the Hungarian National Museum seeks to provide an overview of Hungarian painting over 150 years, with the help of 144 works, borrowed from some thirty public and private collections.
Featuring great masters, the selection highlights the thematic and stylistic diversity of painting from the beginning of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. Visitors can see works by Mihály Munkácsi, László Paál, Károly Ferenczi, Lajos Gulácsi and many others. Agi Varga of Radio Budapest talked to private collection owner and co-organiser, Gabor Kovacs: