The exhibition of Classical Antiquities presents the ancient classical tradition, focusing on the cultures of ancient Greece, Etruria, and Rome in the context of the entire Mediterranean world. The ancient cultures are presented in three parts from three different perspectives: Hellas - Italy - Rome. Three traditions in the art of ancient Europe; The ancient Mediterranean: a union of cultures; "Enter, for here too are gods." Eros - Dionysos - Thanatos.
The world of Ancient Egypt is presented in three thematic units: Temples - Gods; o The Nile Valley - People; o Tombs - The Dead. The exhibition provides the most important information about the period in a spectacular, interactive, clearly understandable, and scientifically pertinent way. A new addition is the "Egyptian chamber of secrets", where numerous discoveries can be made and new exciting facts can be learnt by curious visitors.
The exhibition European Art 1250-1600 illustrates the main periods of European art in chronological order, according to smaller geographical units. In the selection of nearly four hundred pieces of Gothic, early and High Renaissance, and mannerist works, the art of the Italian regions is represented by the highest number of works. Nevertheless, outstanding pieces of Dutch, German, and Spanish paintings are also displayed, with special emphasis on the most influential and innovative masters of each period. Sculptures, prints, and objects of applied arts exhibited along with the paintings promote the discovery of connections in art history.
The exhibition European Sculpture 1350-1800 presents about hundred masterpieces from the collection, including German late Gothic, Italian Renaissance, and Austrian baroque sculptors. The exhibition provides insight into the production of artworks: through the copied samples that highlight the details of the exhibited objects, different phases of the creation of the works can be discovered.
The exhibition Art in Hungary 1600-1800 presents paintings made on the territory of the Kingdom of Hungary or created elsewhere for Hungarian commission, and works of art created by Hungarian artists abroad. The exhibition includes works of secular art, portraits, still lifes, landscapes, paintings depicting rural life, as well as great historic events and personalities.
With the opening of the baroque wing in the autumn of 2019 further permanent exhibitions will be on show as follows:
- European Art 1600-1700,
- European Art 1700-1800,
- Art in Hungary 1100-1541,
- Art in Hungary 1600-1800 (the complete exhibition).