Surreal evening from Dalí to Magritte – Tiger somersault above the clouds

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Surreal evening from Dalí to Magritte – Tiger somersault above the clouds

September 14, 2019

18:00 - 23:00

Location in museum: Main building

6:45 p.m.–7:15 p.m. MAGRITTE – performance by the PR-Evolution Dance Company (detail)
Dance artist Zsófia Nemes is profoundly affected by the arts: she draws inspiration equally from painting, photography, film and poetry. She is open to the world and believes that the main mission of art is to impassion people. It is no wonder that she delved into the surreal world of René Magritte and brought it to life in this dance performance.

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. DESIRE-DREAM montage workshop
Surrealist artists often placed their dreams and passions at the centre of their art. This evening you can draw all the figments of your imagination and can try your hand at automatic drawing… Careful, there is a danger of blushing!

7:45 p.m. Existence is elsewhere” – English guided tour in the Surrealist Movement from Dalí to Magritte – Crisis and Rebirth in 1929 exhibition with Zsófia Albrecht
Surrealism intended on transforming consciousness through different artistic ways. The guided tour undercovers these unique experiments on various media

Classical and contemporary reflections – music, dance, theatre, poetry, and improvisation in the collections
Music: János Vázsonyi and Réka Tóth Bernát
Dance: Eszter Szakács and Lilian Mester
Strange things happen in galleries at night. Have you ever felt that an enticing melody, a poem, or a movement would be a perfect match for a work of art as it would convey the sensation and the magic you experience when looking at it? This evening interesting melodies, well-known poems, and movements will accompany the artworks in the museum’s galleries, infusing them with new colour and life.

6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. GAME OF SELF-EXPLORATION
A joint game of self-exploration inspired by the collections of the Hungarian National Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Vasarely Museum and the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts.
Wander around among the paintings, look for your own path, visit all the stations of the game and make decisions based on your personality type and taste until you find your painting alter ego.


Reduced price tickets are available for:
– persons who qualify for free entry to our exhibitions during regular opening hours;
– visitors under 26 (citizens of the European Economic Area);
– visitors over 62 (citizens of the European Economic Area);
– members of the Friends of the Hungarian National Gallery.

Getting here:

By bus from Deák tér (no. 16) or Széll Kálmán tér (no. 16, 16/A or 116), on foot, by bus or by funicular from Clark Ádám tér, or by elevator from Dózsa György tér (the elevator operates until 6.30 pm on Wine Wednesdays. Please note that you need to have a 200 HUF coin to use it).