Due to technical reasons, the György Ráth Villa and the exhibitions are closed on September 8-9, 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
György Ráth Villa
Permanent Exhibition: Art Nouveau - a Hungarian perspective
The permanent exhibition of the György Ráth Villa of the Museum of Applied Arts (Art Nouveau - a Hungarian Perspective) displays the finest selection of the Museum's Art Nouveau collection.
Complete with paintings and some interesting artworks from György Ráth's collection, the approximately 600 exhibits represent all genres of the applied arts.
Three decisive schools of Art Nouveau, the British, the Austrian and the French are presented in the interiors. The Art Nouveau dining room and sitting room allow the visitors a glimpse into Hungarian homes of the turn of the century. In the display cases Zsolnay ceramics, glass works by Tiffany and Gallé, and jewellery by Lalique can be admired. Bugatti's exclusive pieces of furniture reveal the influence of Oriental art whereas the inspiring role of the Transylvanian roots and of the national past can be seen in the Hungarian art of the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Art Nouveau interiors of the Villa provide an authentic environment for the exhibition. The picture gallery and the reconstruction of the historic style dining room remind us of the former owner, the excellent bourgeois art collector, the first director of the Museum of Applied Arts, György Ráth (1828-1905).
The works of two contemporary glass artists, inspired by Art Nouveau, guarantee that in accordance with Ráth's mentality the past and present are also represented in the Villa.
Aside from the permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions also take place in the György Ráth Villa. For more information on current exhibitions and on special rules in effect during the period of epidemiological preparedness, please visit our website at www.imm.hu