Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation
The Museum’s collections capture the flavor of Hungarian immigrant life with a fine art, folk art and folk life focus.
The short- and long-term exhibition area features shows of Hungarian naive art, one-man shows of American and Hungarian artists and photographers, as well as special aspects of Hungarian-American history, art, culture and traditions. Program services include tours for the public, schools and special interest groups, library research, traveling exhibitions and related lectures.
The Museum is designed to display both permanent and special temporary exhibits. The Foundation’s many collections house a great variety of objects which exemplify the rich cultural History of Hungary and the diverse contributions of Hungarians to the American way of life. A major focus of the museum collection is the work of artists who were born in Hungary and had careers in America.
Since its opening in 1989, over 80,000 visitors have come to the Museum to view more than forty different exhibitions. These have included “Budapest 1900 – in Photographs”, “A Trilogy of Paintings by Mihály Munkácsy”, “Raoul Wallenberg’s Arrival in Budapest”, “Hungary 1100 Years”, “Muky, Photographer in Hollywood and New York, Photojournalist, A Retrospective Exhibition,” and “Treasures from the Hungarian Jewish Community,” arranged in cooperation with the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey.
More recent exhibitions include: Hungarian Signs and Epherma: a Collection from Andre Farkas, Artwork of: József Buhály, The American Hungarian Artist Corner featuring Doaz, 40 Years of the Hungarian Festival, and 60th Anniversary of Camp Kilmer.
The Foundation’s MUSEUM SHOP offers a wide assortment of items imported from Hungary:
Embroidery and other hand-crafted items, Zsolnay porcelain, books by or about Hungarians in the United States and abroad, cookbooks and DVDs and CDs of folk, operetta, classical and modern music are popular items. Novelty items, photos from Hungary; and T-shirts are also available.
Museum visitors are invited to browse at the AHF Museum Shop.