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Imre Varga, Hungary's best-known contemporary sculptor, has created many monumental sculptures that can be seen in public places throughout Budapest. One of the most prominent, which stands near the parliament building, is his statue of the premier Imre Nagy, who led the Hungarian Uprising of 1956: he is portrayed standing on a bridge. As a favored artist during the 1970s, Varga had access to abundant materials, allowing him to be a prolific sculptor. In front of this museum, located just off Óbuda's Fő tér, you'll be greeted with a preview of Varga's statues: a cluster of ladies holding umbrellas. The museum holds a varied cross-section of Varga's work, which gets mixed reactions from the critics. Don't miss the garden out back, where there are more statues. Elsewhere in the city, you can see one of his works at Memento Park and also at the Holocaust Memorial behind the Great Synagogue. While you're in the neighborhood of the museum, have a meal at Kéhli, one of Budapest's oldest traditional restaurants.