The material forming the core collection of the museum was donated by Victor Vasarely to the Hungarian State in the early eighties, and the institution opened its doors to the public in the Zichy Castle in Óbuda in 1987. The more than four hundred unique and reproduced compositions provide a comprehensive overview of the artist’s oeuvre spanning from his early academic drawings and commercial graphics made in Hungary to his Op Art and plastic works from the sixties and seventies. Currently works by Vasarely from the permanent collection are on display at the Thyssen-Bornemissa Museum in Madrid in an exhibition entitled The Birth of Op Art. Therefore they can not be seen at the Vasarely Museum Budapest until the end of fall 2018.While the permanent exhibition is on loan, three temporary shows have been curated: From Experience to Experiment – selected works from the Grüner collection –, OSAS – Open Structures Art Society –The Poetics of Concrete Art and On the Edge of Geometry. Tickets to the exhibition Experience to Experiment are valid to visit all three exhibitions.