Victor Vasarely, the founder of OP ART, short for optical art, opened a new era in the visual arts with his plastic visual imprints of the perception of space based on geometric principles.
The collection of the Vasarely Museum comprising more than four hundred unique and reproduced works provides a comprehensive overview of Victor Vasarely’s oeuvre. The museum celebrating its 30th birthday has recently re-opened after a year-long renovation with a newly arranged permanent exhibition displaying a selection of 150 or so works encompassing all of the artist’s creative periods.
In his vision of art Vasarely asserted that artworks do not merely belong in museums and galleries but in every segment of urban life. He formulated this defining idea of the democratisation of art, the ideal of taking art to the widest strata of society, in the utopistic designs of his "colourful city” concept.
The VASARELY Museum offers an inspiring and atmospheric environment for company receptions, events and family programmes with its garden providing an extra outdoor space and its banqueting hall being an ideal venue for training courses and workshops.
Capacity: 100-150 persons for standing receptions 80 persons for seated receptions.
The exhibition spaces of the Zichy Castle, where the museum is housed, are located on two levels in an L-shape and enclose a courtyard with a romantically inspired garden.
In addition to the exhibition halls, the museum can provide various services:
• interactive guided tours (for groups of 20)
• company training courses/workshops
• family events including programmes for children linked to exhibitions in which they and their parents can become tangibly acquainted with artworks and participate in creative workshops
The Vasarely Museum is a highly protected monument and houses a large number of artworks; therefore, events in its spaces can only be organised on condition that the museum rules are observed.
phone: + 36 30 596 4845
Photos by © Makrai Péter
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