Exhibitions

  • September

    Trianon 100

    In Hungarian cultural consciousness Dezső Kosztolányi’s novel Anna Édes is one of the most well-known literary works which are set in the apocalyptical period of a century ago. It takes place from the collapse of the 1919 Commune to the autumn of 1922 when “Truncated Hungary was admitted to the League of Nations”.

    The exhibition is open 
    September 22, 2020 to September 30, 2021
  • 1977

    In 1977, on 100th anniversary of Endre Ady’s birth, at the initiative of art historian Agnes W.Somogyi the Petőfi Literary Museum asked sculptor Miklós Melocco to design a commemorative Ady statue. The composition, which is monumental in size and has been made of plaster, comprises several figures. The statue was finished in November 1977 and was first placed in the stuccoed and mirrored foyer of the Károlyi Palace at the opening of the exhibition ’Ady-picture’, organised by the Museum. In 1998, due to the renovation of the Károlyi Palace, the Ady Altar had to be dismantled and removed. The composition of sculptures was put into its present location in the autumn of 2000, at the opening of the new exhibition halls.

  • Permanent exhibition

    The Permanent Sándor Petőfi Exhibition of the Petőfi Literary Museum

     

    1.Who am I? I shall not say . . .

    Sándor Petőfi is much more to Hungary than an important poet – rather he is seen as poetry incarnate.