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“Very interesting visual arts museum”

Victor Vasarely Museum
Ranked #9 of 26 things to do in Pecs
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We spent half an hour in this very original museum.
It's a gem for those interested in visual effect arts.
Lots of illusion optics, captivating by its ingenuity.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Fane_Babanul
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Didn't manage to visit the museum last September, so this trip to Budapest it was a priority!

Despite the snow, it was a very simple trip up the Buda side to the museum. One of the reasons I hadn't made it last September was that it looked so far away on the map!!

We were staying in the Jewish quarter, so had easy access to several Metro and tram lines. Decided to get the tram and enjoy the "city under snow" view over to Buda and as per Google maps directions, get H5 a few stops up to the museum. Do NOT follow the Google maps directions from the tram stop to the Hido (overground suburban rail) . Get off tram at Margit Bridge and just walk down the path of the little park and take steps down under the bridge to the "underground" to get on the train. We walked around in circles trying to find the train stop that was on the Google maps directions! Once found it was a simple three or four stops up the side of the river and the museum was less than 50 metres from.the station/stop. You can click your ticket manually on the little red box on the train..do NOT forget to do it!!!

The museum...it is simple and beautiful. The exhibition takes you through spacious rooms, starting with beautiful figurative works of his early years. The progression through black and white works to highly coloured and back again to monochromatic pieces was fascinating. The kinetic works were stunningly simply displayed.

Notes about the works were on the walls both in Hungarian & English and were helpful for their time frame and an insight into the development of Vasarely, especially when he moved to Paris and all the influences that his being there would exert on him - and him on others!

There is an exhibition space in the house, adjacent to the permanent Vasarely exhibit, which housed a show called "Found Geometry".
Recent works by a multitude of different nationalities on said theme. Most were photographic pieces, some extremely powerful.
It was food for thought and well juxtaposed with the controlled works of Vasarely!

Even my husband enjoyed the exhibition and the space & layout of the museum. All the staff there were extremely pleasant and helpful. The cloakroom is mandatory and included in entrance fee which was only about €4 each. The shop is very small but beautifully laid out, with a variety of objects, prints, jewellery, games, cards and books relating to geometric/ kinetic / colourful art!

Came out about an hour later, walked the few steps to the station and found the tiniest bar on the platform! It looked like a shipping container from the outside, but was tardis-like once inside. Tasted the Slovakian Tantratea that I had seen in lots of bars but was hesitant to order. The landlady kindly offered to serve me just a half shot to taste!!! Delicious.
Train pulled up on the platform just as we finished our drinks, and we headed back into the city the way we had come.

Really glad we bothered to make the effort...which was actually no effort at all!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank zzookk
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I did not know about the artist but I joined a friend who went there. I especially liked the very colourful pieces and the tapestries. Amazing how some pieces jump at you in a 3d kind of fashion. The staff is young and very helpful and open for a chat on the displayed art. Also has some nice items in its small shop.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 879gd
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Very impressive and interesting collection of Victor Vasarely works. Entrance fee for an adult is 1500 HUF (bit less than 5€). If you want to take photos inside the museum, the cost is 300 HUF (1€) more. Do visit, especially if you like op art. You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ma J
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This museum is a must but is not easy to find! It is located in a building across the Zsolnay Muzeum, but the entrance is at the very end of the courtyard, on the left hand side...

Most of the exhibits in this museum were made by Victor Vasarely himself, but there are some work by his wife and his son. The huge tapestries are very impressive. Most of the exhibits are 2D, but some of them are 3D, producing interesting optical effects. The highlight of the exhibition is his chess set, made of acrylic glass on top of a very distinctive chess table. Simply mesmerizing...

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Seeking_True_Quality
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