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Record number of visitors expected at Hungarian exhibition in Madrid

Record number of visitors expected at Hungarian exhibition in Madrid

Madrid, May 23 (MTI) – A Hungarian exhibition in Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is expected to close on Sunday with a record number of around 100,000 visitors, organisers said on Tuesday.

One of Madrid’s mayor museums, the Thyssen-Borbemisza is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the exhibition presenting 90 works, Guillermo Solana, the director of collections, told the last press conference before the close.

It elevated the exhibition’s prestige that it was opened together by Hungarian President János Áder and King Felipe VI of Spain on February 17, he said.

László Baán, the director of the Hungarian National Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, called it a success that the exhibition had been invited for a showing in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires.

Dubbed Masterworks from Budapest – From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde, the exhibition shows 90 paintings, sculptures and drawings by international artists such as Durer, Velazquez, Goya, Leonardo and Rubens, and by Hungarian artists including Pál Szinyei-Merse, József Rippl-Rónai and Sándor Bortnyik.

The works shown in eight rooms are on loan from the Hungarian National Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.

The exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary of Hungary and Spain reestablishing diplomatic relations.

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