MIKHAY MUNKACHI MUSEUM

Description:
The museum is situated in the building of a historacal architectural monument, the former Rakotsi Palace. Today the city art school named after M. Munkachi is located here. The museum exposition occupies the school hall. Here one can see the copies of the artist's pictures. There are also documents informing about the life and creative work of M. Munkachi in the exposition.

Mikhay Munkachi (Michael von Lieb, 1844-1900) is a Hungarian artist, the founder of Hungarian Romantic Realism. He is the author of such pictures as Golgotha, The Judgement of Pontius Pilate, landscapes Secreet Street, Hungarians come back to their Motherland. He is also the author of cupola paintings of Vienna Historic Museum.

When a boy, he read and painted a lot. Artist Alek Samothy paid attention to him and suggested to practice copying pictures in Budapest National Museum. Later he studied at Vienna Academy of Arts. He became famous thanks to his painting Yawning Apprentice. It was the beginning of Hungarian Romantic Realism.

In 1870 Death Cell picture brought the world-wide fame to the artist. The inhabitants of Munkach town (the former name of Mukacheve) allowed the artist to take the surname Munkachi. In 1880 he became the Honorary member of the town.


Working hours:
9:00–19:00, Saturday 9:00-14:00; closed on Sunday.
Entrance fee:
Free of charge. Donation is greeted.
Excursion rates:
Free of charge.
Contacts:
Transcarpathian region
Mukacheve town
Mir Sq., 16

Теl.: +38 (03131)2-32-77
How to get:
By public transport
Go to Mukacheve by any train of Uzhgorod or Mukacheve direction. From the railway station go by bus #6 or #16. The museum is situated in the town centre, in the building of the town school of arts.
Detailed information about public transport.

By car
Drive along the road Kyiv—Lviv—Chop (M-06), on the ringroad of Mukachevo near OKKO gas station take a left turn. Follow the hotel's board sign. The museum is situated in the town centre, in the building of the town school of arts.
GPS:
48.440757  22.719871  convert to dd°mm'ss"
 

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