Petrovics 150

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Elek Petrovics (1873-1945), who was an art critic, art collector and the director of the Museum of Fine Arts between 1914 and 1935, the KEMKI-ADK is organising a professional conference.

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
#museum history #museology 2023.12.07. 09:00 - 17:00

The event will take place in the Schickedanz Hall of at the Museum of Fine Arts.


Conference Programme

9:00-9:30 am Registration

9:30-9:40 am Welcome speech by General Director Dr. László Baán


SECTION I, section leader: Károly Tóth

9:40-10:10 am             György Szücs: About Deregnyő/ Drahňov – The Roots of Elek Petrovics’s Intellectual Development

10:10-10:40 am          Orsolya Radványi: Elek Petrovics’s Work as General Director

10:40-11:10 am           Ferenc Tóth: The Development of the Modern Foreign Collection Under the Directorship of Elek Petrovics

11:10-11:40 am          Péter Molnos: Elek Petrovics – The Collector of Collectors

11:40 am-12:10 pm    István Németh: Marcell Nemes: Patron of the Petrovics Era

12:10-1:30 pm            Lunch break


SECTION II, section leader: Ferenc Gosztonyi

1:30-2:00 pm Katalin Keserü: “Pure and True Art” – Elek Petrovics and József Rippl-Rónai

2:00-2:30 pm   Réka Pálinkás: “A Man of True Eminence in Matters of Intellect, Character and Friendship” – Elek Petrovics and Károly Ferenczy

2:30-3:00 pm   Anna Kopócsy: “This Is an Important Purchase From the Standpoint of Not Only the Museum, but the Nation as Well” – Elek Petrovics as One of the Main Supporters of Pál Szinyei Merse’s Oeuvre


SECTION III, section leader: Dávid Fehér

3:15-3:45 pm Emese Révész: Elek Petrovics and the New Hungarian Gallery

3:45-4:15 pm Eszter Békefi: A Change of Directors: Petrovics vs. Csánky

4:15-4:45 pm Judit Galácz: Gizi Bajor and Elek Petrovics, the Guardian Angels of Artists


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