The Nancy G. Brinker Collection of Hungarian Art – Works of Passion, Interludes and Progress

July 29 – August 19, 2007


This stunning collection of contemporary art makes it U.S. premiere at The Maltz. Spanning from just before the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the present, the art mirrors Hungary’s tumultuous past, with portraits, emotion-filled genre scenes, landscapes, abstracts and group scenes, some reminiscent of the Impressionist and Cubist movements.


The Honorable Nancy G. Brinker began this collection while Ambassador to Hungary. She took her post soon after September 11, 2001, and unable to receive artwork from home, invited Budapest artists to display their work in the American Residence. She came to love the art of Hungary, and returning home decided to tour her collection to give visibility to the artists and provide a creative new method of support for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which she founded in memory of her sister, Suzy.


Accompanying the exhibition, a three-week celebration of Hungarian art and culture featured food, music, displays of embroidery and porcelain and Hungarian books and literature.