Vasarely Museum Budapest
Vasarely Museum Budapest
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
If you love op art, you will love this place!
An informative and comprehensive museum displaying Vasarely's work from his oldest to his most modern.
Upstairs, the colourful op art blew us away. We could have happily spent all day looking at it.
Written August 24, 2023
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XenaWP1999
Toronto, Canada24,843 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
It's really quite simple to get here by public transportation. From the Pest side, near the Parliament, we took the M2 line (Kossuth Lajos tér station) for 1 stop to Batthyány tér station. We then transferred to the H5 tram and rode it up along the Danube to Szentlélek tér station (4 stops). The museum is 1 minute away from the tram station.

I had studied Vasarely's work in a Modern Art class in university and had seen some pieces in museums in Paris. My 14 yo son is not a fan of art. I can't make him love it but at least, I can help him experience it. At first, his reaction to Op-Art was, "I don't get it." When I explained to him that Vasarely created his art without computers and used his skill/imagination to make the geometric shapes in various shades, he slowly realized how amazing it really is.

The next day, on the way to the airport, he pointed out an advertisement painted on the side of a building. He said it reminded him of Vasarely. I was glad. I knew that my son had 'got it'.

Tips:
1) Buy a photo or video pass when you get your admission ticket. This allows you to take pictures of the beautiful paintings, sculptures and tapestries.
2) Plan a visit to the museum before or after a meal at Uj Sipos. It's a traditional restaurant specializing in Hungarian fish soup and is just around the corner from the museum. They have an English menu and the waiters speak good English. http://ujsipos.hu/hu/
Written March 26, 2013
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Robicsek
Budapest, Hungary523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
Victor Vasarely, the father of op-art, was one of the outstanding Hungarian artists of the 20th century. This permanent exhibition (one of three, the other two being in Pécs and in Aix-en-Provence) presents over 400 of his works, among them some of the most impressive large-scale painting and tapestries. My favourite is maybe Mámor (Ecstasy), but take your choice. If you got as far as the Museum Vasarely don’t miss another exciting exhibition nearby: that of the sculpture Imre Varga.
Written September 20, 2012
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artimee
Berlin, Germany10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
I was surprised to find such a beautiful place and perfectly curated exhibition there. You will discover a real top-class presentation of Vasarely's amazing works. A real joy for the mind and especially for the eyes. Space and oeuvre are wonderfully put together to give a breath-taking impact of this great artist and his work. A must-see in Budapest and one of the best museums, I ve ever visited: profound, intelligent and highly sensitive in terms of aesthetics. This curator's (and museum's) work took my breath away. Thank you so much.
Written December 4, 2017
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ValekMiro
Bratislava, Slovakia146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
OK, this museum isn't in the city center, but it's worth the "travel" to the Óbuda quarter.

The museum is in one of the wings of this fabulous Zichy mansion. The atmosphere in the museum is extraordinary. This 18th-century building creates an interesting paradox with the modernity of the Vasarely's work.

This overview of Vasarely's life and work is more than complete and the beginning of the exhibition helps to contextualize his work throughout the Bauhaus and the Műhely school. The 400 pieces collection gives a really thorough overview of the maestro's oeuvre.
Written November 13, 2017
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NW-NW8
London, UK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
The gallery is a little out of the centre but worth taking a taxi or the tram to. Well laid out with impressive examples Vasarely’s artwork.
Written March 8, 2020
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DavidUDLib
Ramat Gan, Israel91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The artwork is of course in a very specific style and if you enjoy this style the museum is a treat. Not a large museum, probably 1.5 hours max to see everything it has to offer.
Written January 18, 2020
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Milena B
Tamarindo, Costa Rica30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
The entire Vasarely exhibition is on loan in Madrid. There is an exhibition of Hungarian pop art and the building is nice, but be aware before you make the trip.
Written July 29, 2018
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Steven G
Rome, Italy108 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Vasarely exhibition closed for a month whilst it’s being shown in Madrid. Bizarre thing to do. Temporary exhibition of obscure artist(s) looked pretentious so didn’t bother.
Written May 11, 2018
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
The exhibition is very informative, following the periods in Vasarely’s work. How he exploited the potential of geometric shapes and color graphics options, how prisms are alternating the drawings, and how can he fit these alterations into his work? Finally, how he became the father of the Op-Art. There are a lot of stunning paintings, and if I compare it in my mind to other Vasarely’s exhibitions, that I have seen already, I don’t feel even a bit disappointed. Though the Tate in London or the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice are well-known museums with very rich exhibition substance, they can’t compete with these 400 items, that these chambers are keeping. Even if I wouldn’t mention Vasarely’s widely exhibited oeuvre, this garden surrounded building itself a perfect frame of this Hungarian painter’s artwork. Some of the compositions aren’t original, but if you aren’t an expert, it’s hard to pick up the reproductions. (I couldn’t) I feel that these pictures, here in Óbuda, have finally been given their rightful place.
Written January 11, 2018
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