The exhibition opens its gates on May 3, 2021 and can be visited every day from 2pm until 6 pm with the exception of Sundays and Mondays.
On the International Roma Day on April 8, 2021 the Roma Parliament opened its exhibition with the title “Becoming free” in Kőfaragó utca 5. The exhibition presents the rugged life of 239 works by 55 Roma painters and graphic artists.
The representative works were collected for over 25 years and were formerly housed in the Roma Parliament in Tavaszmező utca.
After the forced closure of that venue, the works were under unworthy conditions in a cellar, then enjoyed the hospitality of Wesley János College.
From April on – on the basis of an agreement with the local government of Józsefváros – the works are on display for the general public for six months.
With this, the will of the famous leas violinist, Károly Bura (1881-1934) seems to be fulfilled. Bura used to live in this house and intended his first-floor apartment to become a Roma museum.
At the opening ceremony, the artist and director of the exhibition János Bodgán said that the works on display are extremely diverse, yet they share spiritual warmth and kindness.
The local government of Józsefváros takes it seriously to create a community of communities in the district, in which the presence of Roma are just as important.
We would like the collection of works to find their permanent place here.
The exhibition can be visited every day from 2pm until 6 pm with the exception of Sundays and Mondays.
Original article: Józsefváros Újság