Author Archive | Marcia Mestrits



The afternoon of January 23rd drew a large crowd into the Museum, something we love to see. There were many new faces represented by professional colleagues of the artist as well as some of his friends, and Hungarians interested to see what PRIMAL TOPOGRAPHY was really about. In George’s words, here is a summary of […]

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Children’s Christmas Program

2015 Children’s Program Twenty-six children gathered at the Cleveland Hungarian Museum for its Annual Children’s program. The theme for the program this year was folktales and folk instruments. The children and the accompanying adults were able to hear some old favorite Hungarian folktales, as well as listen to the Hungarian furulya, citera and violin. The […]

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Dr. Puskas

Breast Cancer: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

On November 14, 2015, Dr Judith Puskás presented: Breast Cancer: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at the Hungarian Museum. We had eagerly waited for this lecture, as it would introduce us to some innovative work we were hearing about. There was a very informative PowerPoint presentation during which Dr. Puskas also showed and […]

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Contemporary Art in the Digital World

This lecture, scheduled for January 23rd, will explore the various aspects of the intersection of contemporary art and the digital world, discussing artists, their work, the tools, and online platforms. The new accompanying exhibit is titled “Kozmon: Primal Topography”, by an internationally collected artist widely exhibited, critically acclaimed, and known for his monumental paintings. Awards […]

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Visit of Hungarian Dignitaries on 9/6/15

Early in the morning of September 6, 2015, the Hungarian community was honored by a group of Hungarian elites: László Kövér, President of the Hungarian Parliament,; László Veress, head of the Presidential Secretariat; Jenő Szász, President of the Hungarian Strategic Planning Commission; Péter Sárdi, Dept of Foreign Affairs; András Virág, Assistant to the head of […]

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Visiting Hungarian Author Presents Her Latest Work

On July 14, 2015 more than 50 enthusiastic guests gathered at our museum to have Judith Petres-Balogh review her newest work, “School of a Different Kind”.  This book is a translation into English by this author of the original work written in Hungarian by Nora Sztaray.  The theme is the history of the Hungarian gimnazium in […]

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July Book Signing w/Judith Petres Balogh

You are invited to the Hungarian Museum in the Galleria on TUESDAY, July 14th, at 6:30 p.m. for a book signing by Judith Petres Balogh Author, will introduce her book:   SCHOOL OF A DIFFERENT KIND Autographed books will be available for purchase after the program for $15.     Suggested donation: $5 for adults and $2 […]

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Book signing

May Book Signing & Fashion Show

Back-to-back programming drew an enthusiastic audience to the Museum on Saturday afternoon, May 11th. Dr. Endre Szenkirályi led off the program with a fascinating look at Hungarian immigrant life in the Cleveland area from 1951 to the present. Using data from various Hungarian organizations, census numbers, and anecdotal evidence, Dr. Szentkirályi detailed the cultural and […]

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April Book Signing

“I Kiss Your Hands Many Times”, by Marianne Szegedy-Maszák is the story of two families in Hungary. The story begins with the backdrop of late nineteenth century Hungary. It reveals the history of the Manfred Weiss family, a Jewish aristocratic family in Hungary as the direct result of the patriarch’s great success in industry, so […]

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