Temporary Art Exhibition Opening Event
On Tuesday, 6 December 2022, the opening of our new temporary art exhibition, titled “The World through the Eyes of Jewish Artists of the Baia Mare Art School” took place at Muzeon. The speakers during the event were Flavia Craioveanu, co-founder and director of Muzeon, Enikő Botiș, museographer at the Baia Mare art museum, and Robert Strebeli, director of the Baia Mare art museum.
The exhibition displays a selection of artworks by Jewish artists from the Baia Mare Art School, created in the 20th century. The exhibition is very special due to the fact that it exhibits works that were rarely displayed, as well as works displayed for the first time.
The works of art exhibited are oil paintings on canvas, litographs, and watercolour paintings, made by Jewish artists such as Alex Leon, Hugó Mund, Vasile Kázár, Sándor Ziffer, József Klein, and Endre Vadász. The exhibition was organised and curated by Muzeon, in collaboration with the County Art Museum «The Art Center of Baia Mare», and in partnership with the Maramureș County Council.
The Nagybánya or the Baia Mare artists’ colony was an art movement founded in the Belle Époque, which gave Baia Mare the title of “city of painters”. During a century of uninterrupted activity, the Nagybánya artists’ colony brought over more than 3,000 artists from Central and Eastern Europe.
The exhibition is on display at Muzeon from 6 december 2022 until 15 January 2023, and it can be visited from Tuesday through Sunday, between 10 am and 6 om, at Muzeon, on 3 Virgil Fulicea, in Cluj-Napoca. The entrance to the exhibition is free.