MELBOURNE, FLA.—Since Soviet dominance after World War II, the art world of Hungary was largely silenced. After more than 50 years of isolation, the veil began to lift in the 1990s and that movement continues in the exhibition, “Hungarian Masterworks, From Impressionism to Modernism,” at the Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology. The exhibition, organized by the American Hungarian Foundation, will run from March 31 to May 27.
From the collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III of Denver, Colo., the exhibition is thought provoking and presents a rare and intimate look at an exceptional compilation of Hungarian art.
“An important representation of the directions of Eastern Europe’s visual culture, this largely overlooked art is powerful and beautiful. The paintings are brilliant, colorful and rich; the drawings and sculptural works are alive with evolving vision and social meaning,” said Carla Funk, director of museums, Florida Tech.
The Foosaner Art Museum is located at 1463 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. Its hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m. General admission is $5; $2, seniors, children and students with I.D.; free for museum members, Florida Tech faculty, staff and students with I.D. Thursdays are free for everyone.
Special rates and tours are available for groups of eight or more. For more information, call (321) 242-0737 or visit http://www.foosanerartmuseum.org/
Image credit: József Rippl-Rónai (1885-1974), Anella Holding Flowers, 1912. Oil on cardboard, 40”h x 28”w. Image courtesy of Jill A. Wiltse & H. Kirk Brown III.