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Bridges 2010 Travel Information

Between the Budapest Airport and Pécs city, there are two intercity shuttle services you can choose from, or you can take the Hungarian Railways.

Shuttles

For a Shuttle Service direct to Pécs from the Budapest Airport, we recommend Travel 4 You or Mistral shuttle. They each cost approximately 8000HUF per person, each way, depending on the number of people, whether it is a round trip, and when the reservation is made.

Railway

To check the timetable and prices at the Hungarian Railways, please go to their homepage, and type Budapest Airport in the From box and copy and paste Pécs in the To box.

Currency Exchange Rate

The current exchange rate is always changing.

VIII. International Light Symposium

Pécs, House of Arts 28. 07. 2010. (Opening of the exhibition) followed by lectures and motion picture presentations on the 29th to 31th of July.

The International Kepes Society organizes light symposiums since 1993 in memory of the late György Kepes. Kepes established the first research center in the world at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA), which has served the creative collaboration of artists and scientists. This year we have selected the town Pécs to organize the VIII. International Light Symposium, since it has an outstanding fine art tradition and Pécs hosts various programs as the Cultural Capital of Europe 2010. Our aim is to provide a forum for the new tendencies and new results derived form the collaboration of arts and sciences, especially to light art. In the last two decades light has played an important roll in visual culture. We intend to display the environment forming possibilities of light, and the application of the various characteristics and occurrences of light. With the support of our symposiums and publications we intend to overview this notion, in which the artists take into possession and humanize the opto-electronic devices such as: laser, holography, fiber optic, scanners governed by electronic, and the phenomenon of fluorescence. We would like to provide support for others to participate in this movement as well. Artists and scientists from more than twelve (12) countries will attend the event to share their ideas extending and deepening their knowledge in this especially actual field of visual expression.

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The traditional "Collectioners' Night" will be happening in the main gallery district of Budapest, in and around the Falk Miksa Street (between the Parliament and the Margit bridge on the Pest side of the Danube), 29 July, Thursday night (every last Thursday night in July). All galleries will be open that night from approx. 5 p.m. up to the early hours of the next morning. Certain galleries offer special programs inside and in front of the galleries in the street.

Contemporary art:

Vasarely Museum, Budapest
http://www.1hungary.com/vasarely_muzeum/I202349/
http://www.vasarely.tvn.hu/

Ludwig Museum, Budapest
http://www.ludwigmuseum.hu/

Műcsarnok (Hall of arts) and its affiliate gallerie
http://www.mucsarnok.hu/new_site/index.php?lang=en

A22 Galllery, Budapest, Akacfa u. 22.
http://www.a22gallery.com/

Classical art:

Hungarian National Gallery
http://www.mng.hu/en

Museum of Fine Arts
http://www.szepmuveszeti.hu/web/guest/aktualitasok

Museum of Applied Arts
http://www.imm.hu/hu/contents/inenglish

Museum of Etnography
http://www.neprajz.hu/

For those who would like to devote some time to excursions outside the city, one can recommend first the museums of Szentendre:

(21 km, 30-40 min. by public transportation from the center of Budapest.)
http://www.hungary-tourist-guide.com/museums-in-szentendre.html

Erdesz Gallery
http://galleryerdesz.hu/rebuild/