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Hungarian Avant-Garde In Amsterdam’s Jewish Historical Museum


An exhibition showing works by 19 Hungarian avant-garde artists has opened in Amsterdam’s Jewish Historical Museum, according to the museum’s website.

The Jewish Historical Museum is the only museum in the Netherlands to focus on Jewish history, religion and culture. The museum is located in a group of four historical Ashkenazi synagogues at the heart of the former Jewish quarter in the centre of Amsterdam. The Museum presents permanent and temporary exhibitions also.

The actual exhibition dubbed From Fauvism to Surrealism: Jewish AvantGarde Artists From Hungary, the exhibition presents works from the first half of the 20th century, a period seeing war, nationalism and growing anti-Semitism. Painters featured at the exhibition include Róbert Berény and Béla Czóbel, members of the group called The Eight, as well as Béla Kádár, László Moholy-Nagy, Armand Schönberger, Lili Ország and Lajos Vajda.

 Most of the 80 titles have never been on display in the Netherlands before. The exhibition will run until September 24.