Imre Varga Collection (Gyujtemeny)

Imre Varga Collection (Gyujtemeny)

Imre Varga Collection (Gyujtemeny)
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Jamop M
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Sep 2022
Fantastic little museum, not known to the masses.
I had seen some of Imre Varga's work before and loved it eg. The Tree of life at the Synagoge.

I arrived 1½ hour before closing time, and there where no other guest than me.
One of the custodians guided me around for all of the 1½ hour, with explainations of each sculpture with no extra cost. He was really dedicated to his work!

Take the time to visit this little museum with some interesting works of Imre Varga.
Written September 26, 2022
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SigiL
Villers-la-ville, Belgium624 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Arriving there takes time and what a surprise when you notice, mid-afternoon, that it is closed! Luckily there’s the Vasarely museum next door, which is open!
Written March 3, 2022
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Thoughtful Traveler
5 contributions
May 2019
Imre Varga created the moving sculptures in the Doheny Synagogue commemorating the Jewish lives lost during WWII in Hungary. He is not Jewish, and yet was commissioned to do these pieces, no doubt, because of his evocative works about humanity and the sacredness of life. His many sculptures of his father feature his loss of limbs after serving in the war, with his medals of honor affixed to his chest with nails, reminiscent of Jesus on the cross, conveying the hypocrisy and the sacrifices of war. We found this museum moving and beautiful, as each piece is deeply thoughtful and moving. Because we began our trip with the Doheny synagogue and ended it with the Imre Varga Museum, we felt it to be an extra magical, bookended trip. Don't hesitate to ask the museum director to explain some of the pieces, especially the sculpture of the woman on horseback in the inner courtyard.... a very special story awaits you. We also visited the Vasarely Museum nearby (wonderful).
Written March 4, 2020
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BartEcc
Salford, UK148 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Excellent visit with a personal tour.
Many sculptures and art pieces here in maquette form and full size.
We have discovered a wonderful sculptor.
Written January 23, 2020
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laterhenriklater
Twickenham, UK29 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I arrived 50 mins before closing time and thought I’d have plenty of time...little did I know what a treasure trove this museum really is! An absolutely amazing collection of sculptures and paintings, truly stunning. I never heard of this artist before but am now a big fan. I was the only one there. Sadly the cash register was closed when I got to the end, I would have loved to purchase a book or catalogue of his works, but the couple who were there did not speak English so I will investigate more about this artist. Took lots of lovely pictures though!
Written March 24, 2019
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Jørgen Bo N
Copenhagen, Denmark267 contributions
Mar 2019
A little out of the way, but clearly worth taking the H-train and short walk to find it. Not exactly crowded, but the staff were very friendly - walking the tour with us and telling a lot of interesting stories about this great artist!
Written March 10, 2019
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Jane S
6 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
I cannot praise this museum enough. Varga is an extremely talented sculptor, who is still living. You see studies for some of his larger works in both bronze and plaster. He worked in many mediums, and also painted. There is a beautiful sculpture garden that I could have sat in all day. I knew almost nothing of Varga before going but am now a big fan.
Written October 17, 2018
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Alex M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands46 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Being impressed with the commemorative work outside the synagogue by this artist, I went to see this museum. When I arrived, I was the only first so the two people waiting for visitors turned on the lights for me.

The museum itself is small, with three indoor rooms and a garden. But what made this visit remarkable for me was the fact that this lovely gentleman in the foto turned out to be a really lovely guide! Of course, he had all the time in the world, but he made sure to tell me all about this artist. As I told him I had visited memento park the day before, he showed me the similarities: you see, also in this museum there is a statue that was hidden so that it wouldn't be destroyed by the powers that be (in this case, the president)

Juicy enough? Go pay these gents a visit then!
Written June 24, 2018
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Paul G
3 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We have been visiting Budapest for close to 20 years and always find something new to see. This is our latest discovery -- a museum of works by one of Hungary's greatest living artists (Varga Imre is 95 years old and still working).

The art -- sculptures mostly but also paintings and drawings -- is stunning. The emotional impact of each piece is so powerful as to be close to overwhelming at times. His technical mastery, combined with his highly personal vision, makes for art that transcends time and place. It is no wonder that Varga Imre has been the recipient of just about every major accolade his country can bestow.

A nice aspect of the museum is the very friendly and informative man who takes you through the rooms and explains (in Hungarian or English) what you're looking at.

Don't miss his gem of a museum. It is truly something wonderful to experience.
Written June 5, 2018
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DavidVienna79
Vienna, Austria151 contributions
Jan 2018
In search for a less touristy attraction in Budapest I came across this gem north of the city center. It's located in a little ensemble of romantic old houses that resemble a town square on the country side. The museum shows the work of Imre Varga, an hungarian sculptor using metal for his art. I was the only visitor and could freely stroll through the collection. Unfortunately, there is not much information given and even lesser in another language than Hungarian. Hence, a guided tour by some expert is recommended for those who want to lern more. However, I enjoyed the indoor and outdoor pieces of art a lot, as well as the surroundings of the place itself.
Hint: Its best to reach by H5 Suburban-Train from Batthyany Ter (M2), Exit "Szentlelek Ter" (be sure to look out of the window for the station names, the H5-trains in use are very basic)
Written January 22, 2018
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