Art Collection of Vác Print



Address: 2600 Vác, Köztársaság u. 19.
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The former guesthouse and manorial pub Pannónia House is a place where even Sándor Petőfi came in as a strolling player. The first mention about the house arise from 1718. Nowadays it gives home to the Art collections of Vác and the marriage register office.

The unique heritage of Gyula Hincz, two times Kossuth prize winner painter, welcomes the visitors in the corridors, staircase and saloon of the house. The artists’ Europe-famous paintings guide us to the virtuosity and fantasies of the human mind with their colour-streams and tones. Because of this, he is often noted as the Paganini of painting. The Master’s constructive paintings were top-notch among the Hungarian and European art from the 1930s. His contemporary fellows often called him the Hungarian Picasso. He does not have eras or periods, his whole life-work is a great arch. Hincz was a painter, graphic artist, ceramist, illustrator, and sculptor in one person. The visitors are always impressed by his giant creations, sculptures and statuettes. XXI. century art can be caught out his modernity and tone. Ceramics of Magda and István Gádor and Géza Gorka can be found in the basement, the sculptures of Sándor Nagy and the “Fairy Garden” of Andrea Vertel found their places in the courtyard. 

The Pannonia House hosts two different cast iron collections at the moment.

The collection of Attila Berczelly – that consists of more than 400 cultural objects made in German, Czech, Austrian, Russian and Hungarian foundries mostly between 1850 and 1950 – was acquired by the city of Vác from the private collector in 2007. Before the acquisition the pieces were on display at Berczelly’s home, then in Zebegény and Kehidakustány. It includes almost all types of non-industrial casting: statuettes, plates, various decorated household objects (mirror- and picture frames, ink holders, ashtrays, etc.) and bigger household equipment (such as stoves, flower stands, towel-rails, etc.), grave covers and crosses, corpuses.

The other cast iron collection on display – formerly known as the private collection of the “stove doctor” Ernő Vaszkó from Gyenesdiás – was acquired by the Ganz Foundry Collection of the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport in 2015. The exhibition mainly focuses on large-scale, lavishly decorated cast iron stoves from Hungarian foundries, creating a more complete picture of the 19th century cast iron art.

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00-17.00


Adult: 600 Ft
Children, pensioner: 300 Ft
Family ticket (from 3 people with a child): 1.200 Ft