The newly renovated museum, located on the Main Square of Szentendre, will present the permanent exhibition entitled
János Kmetty – An Unceasing Search.
János Kmetty is regarded as a Hungarian representative of Cubism. Rather than adopting all its characteristic features, however, he formulated his own personal interpretation of Cubism, tailored to his unique painterly vision. Kmetty felt compelled to seek out both the perspectivic truths of painting and the zeitgeist of his age. In summing up his artistic program, he referred to himself as a seeker – as also alluded to by Lajos Kassák’s words: “He is constantly working, not because he had not found anything interesting and worth exploring, but because he would like to bring into being something even more significant.”
To provide a more comprehensive overview of the oeuvre, the works from the collection of the Ferenczy Museum Center are supplemented by rarely seen masterpieces on loan from private and public Hungarian collections. The exhibition is periodically rearranged in order to reflect the latest research developments.
Since the foundation of the Kmetty Museum in 1981, this has been the first major renovation, as a result of which an exhibition space of international European standards has been created. The renovation project has been supported by the Kubinyi Program (which aids and facilitates the development of museums in Hungary) and the Municipality of the City of Szentendre.
The dedication of the renovated building, along with the opening of the exhibition János Kmetty – An Unceasing Search, will take place on 8 December 2018, at 6:00 pm.8843