An Artist with a Thousand Faces – Selected Works from the Gyula Hincz Oeuvre

2600 Vác, Köztársaság út 19.
+36 30 555 7620
Gyula Hincz (1904-1986) was a highly acclaimed and incredibly productive figure of the 20th century modern Hungarian art.

He graduated as a painter, but he was just as much active as graphic artist, book illustrator, designer of monumental public art and mural works, sculptor, as well as teacher and director of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and Design and teacher of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts.

His bequest – that consists of more than 1700 pieces overall – was granted to the city of Vác in the 1980s, of which several temporary and permanent exhibitions have already been curated. The main objective of the current selection – exhibited in the gallery hall and on the corridors of the Pannonia House – is to highlight the most important stages and aspects (styles and genres) of the artist’s oeuvre. The exhibition begins with illustrations of children’s books as well as drawings and prints on the lower level of the building, and continues with oil / acrylic paintings and sculptures, statuettes created between the 1930s and the 1980s, shown in a chronological order on the upper level and in the gallery hall.

It is rather difficult to position Hincz in the history of 20th century's modern art; one of the most striking features of his oeuvre is exactly the continuous stylistic evolution, the so-called “amoeba-ism,” in which the sensibility towards abstraction, surrealism and monumentality as well as an attention to figurativity are simultaneously present.

Opening hours:

Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 am - 6:00 pm

Winter opening hours (from November to March):

Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 am - 5:00 pm


Full price: HUF 1.200
50% discount (only for citizens of the European Economic Area):

  • youths aged 6–26 years
  • senior citizens over the age of 62 years

Family ticket (for 2 adults and 2-3 children): HUF 2.600

Combined tickets A, from March to November (all exhibitions):

Full price: HUF 3.600

Discount price: HUF 1.800

Combined tickets B, 3 exhibitions (MEMENTO MORI & ARS MEMORANDI, Pannonia House, 3rd is free choice):

Full price: HUF 2.200

Discount price: HUF 1.100

Fees for Guided Tours:

in Hungarian for Students: HUF 3.500/group

in Hungarian for Adults: HUF 6.500/group

in other languages: HUF 9.500/group


Photo ticket: 500 HUF

The use of flash photography is prohibited.


Free admission and Concessions
Free admission and concessions are available on the day of the visit on production of a valid card qualifying for the discount.

Admission is free to both permanent and temporary exhibitions for:

 children under 6;
 citizens over 70 of EEA member states;
 persons with tickets for professionals issued by the secretary of state (only citizens of EEA member states);
 members of professional organisations of public collections with national authority counting at least 400 members (Pulszky Society – Hungarian Museum Association, Association of Hungarian Librarians, Association of Hungarian Archivists), with membership card valid for the given year (only citizens of EEA member states);
 teachers (actively) working in public education with teachers’ card valid for the given term (only citizens of EEA member states); - cards with unlimited validity are not accepted;
 persons with valid papers based  on international treaties (ICOM, ICOMOS);
 journalists with photo ID;
 visitors on public holidays (15th March, 20th August, 23rd October) regardless of citizenship

Persons with disabilities and their carers (1 for each disabled person)

Permanent and temporary exhibitions are to be visited at 50% discount for EEA citizens:

a) from the age of 6 until the age of 26,

b) over the age of 62,

c) accompanying at least two persons under 18, who are – according to Article 685 § point b)  of the Civil Code – part of their close family (2 people at most), with the exception of the case included in point b) paragraph (2).

(2) Admission to permanent exhibitions of the museums on one weekend every month is free on the day specified by the museum (the first Sunday of every month) for the EEA citizen:

a) under 26,

b) accompanying an 18 year old person, who according to the Act of 1959 IV about the Civil code article 685. § point b), is a close relative (2 persons at most).


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