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Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
Arts paper by Szabó, Lilla (all papers)
The Collection: Past and Present Acquisitions. An Ongoing and Changing Exhibition.
Founded on December 28, 1954, the American Hungarian Foundation holds as its primary goal the nurturing of “understanding and appreciation of the Hungarian culture and historical heritage in the United States of America,” and serving as a bridge between Hungarian and American cultural traditions to enhance a better understanding of the contributions of each.
The Collection, Past and Present Acquisitions tells the story not only of Hungary, but also of American Hungarians through the display of fine art, sculptures, artifacts, textiles, folk art and photographs that have been acquired by the Foundation throughout the years. Over the course of the next year, it is our goal to display the majority of the Foundation’s collection so please be sure to visit our website or contact us from time to time as we substitute pieces on display with other pieces from our collection
Brief Professional Bio:
Lilla Szabó, art historian, was born in Bratislava. She received her degree in History of Art at the Hungarian Language and Literature faculty of the Eötvös Loránd University. She completed her doctorate at the ELTE's History of Art department in 1983; the topic of her dissertation was the medieval architectural history of the Saint Martin coronation church in Bratislava. She has worked at the Hungarian National Gallery since 1979. Since the nineties, her main area of interest has been the cultural relationships within the Central European region during the period between the two world wars and research into the lives and work of Hungarian artists who lived or are still active outside the borders of Hungary in the neighbouring countries and around the world. She publishes regularly, is the author of several monographs and has held many lectures and organised varied exhibitions both in Hungary and internationally. She has spent longer periods abroad completing research in Germany (1988), India (1995; 2003) and the USA (1997; 2009). Fulbright Grand research scholar (2011-2012, New Brunswick).