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The Lecture: A Hungarian Metropolis: Art and Culture in Budapest

This talk will be an excellent introduction for our Residential visit in May.

Budapest was formed in 1873 by the unification of Buda and Pest, situated on either side of the River Danube. The new capital was the focus of resurgent Hungarian nationalism, which found expression through lavish new buildings, the continent’s first underground railway system and myriad paintings featuring specifically Hungarian subjects and locales.

Meanwhile, in the countryside, composers Bartók and Kodály began to collect the music of their compatriots.

Placing these endeavours in a historical context, this talk explores how the Hungarians came to understand national identity through cultural means

The Lecturer - Gavin Plumley

We are very pleased to welcome back to ADFAS for a second time in two years Gavin Plumley to talk to us for this evening session.

Gavin is a writer and broadcaster, frequently appearing on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 and contributing to The Independent on Sunday and The Guardian.

He lectures widely on the culture of Central Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries, including to the National Gallery, the British Museum, the V&A, the Southbank Centre, the Tate and the Neue Galerie, New York, as well as various history of art societies and The Art Fund.

See more at:

www.ashridgedfas.org.uk/evening-events/evening-lectures-2018-2019#wednesday-13-march-2019-a-hungarian-metropolis-art-and-culture-in-budapest-gavin-plumley





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