Exhibitions, 2016

  • March

    In recent decades the change of cultural habits and a continuous expansion of the locations for, and supply of gaining experience and knowledge have had a considerable impact on the practice of staging exhibitions in museums. The exhibition There will Always Be Dragons in the Petőfi Museum of Literature not only invites every age group to an adventurous encounter with the exciting world of dragons, but does so with a novel, experimental form of literary exhibition.

    March 27, 2016 to November 6, 2016
  • May



    He could have been our younger brother. Yet he belonged to the generation of our great-great grandfathers, since he lived almost 200 years ago. If someone asked me why Kleist can have an effect today, I would say because he can be read as if the two hundred years’ difference did not exist. (László Márton, 1999)


    May 24, 2016 to October 15, 2016
  • June

    Literature on the Table

    “Nothing happens except for a man eating a fish.” So said a printer after reading through Gyula Krúdy’s The Adventures of Sinbad. Could the works connected to eating by Krúdy and other Hungarian writers really be only about that? What might a dish or a meal mean in a literary text? Does knowing what the main hero had for dinner help us to understand a novel?


    June 23, 2016 to March 31, 2017
  • November

    Literary translators in work

    From the outside, many people may have the impression that a literary translator’s work involves a kind of automatism and some sort of mechanical process. After all, we mostly see only the source material and the end result. The fact that between the two there is a person – moreover an artist – is often overlooked. It is forgotten and we don’t take note of his or her name. What remains in our mind is the image of a machine.

    November 25, 2016 to May 28, 2017