Sunday, August 12, 2007

For those of you in or near New Jersey...

Now through September 2 the Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation (300 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ) will have an exhibit on display that might be of interest to you. "From Budapest to Allentown: A Hungarian Artist in America” is a display of the works of John Kurz. Born 100 years ago in Hungary, and ending his life as an American citizen, his work began in realism but ended in more abstract art. His works and life story are on display at the museum for a few more weeks. Check out the museum website at or call (732) 846-5777 for more information.
If you can't make it to the exhibit in time, or are not much interested in this man's artwork, you might like to make a trip to the Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation to see the rest of its collection. According to the website, "the museum's collections capture the flavor of Hungarian immigrant life with a fine art, folk art and folk life focus. The center's short-and long-term exhibition area of 10,000 square feet features shows of Hungarian naive art, one-man shows of American and Hungarian artists and photographers, as well as special aspects of Hungarian-American history, art, culture and traditions. Program services include tours for the public, schools and special interest groups, library research, traveling exhibitions and related lectures." The website mentions items in the collection including coins, paintings, medieval manuscripts, photographs and more.

Sounds like a great place to do a little research on Hungarian and American Hungarian immigrant culture! Please let me know if any of you make a visit.

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