Temporary Exhibitions

Sparta Annex, 25/09/2017 - 20/10/2017

The Sparta Photography Club and the Municipality of Sparta, with the cooperation of Coumantaros Art Gallery – Annex of National Gallery, are organizing for the first time a photo exhibition for the ultra-race “Spartathlon”....

Exhibitions abroad

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL GALLERYCyprus Museum, Nicosia14 March - 16 April 1961...

BYZANTINE & CHRISTIAN MUSEUM, 07/06/2017 - 29/10/2017

 
2017 marks the 100th anniversary since the creation of the famous “Techni Group”, which has been identified—in the consciousness of those who deal with the history of modern Greek art—with the birth of modernism in Greece. Was the role of the “Techni Group” so crucial, in the few years that it was active? Did it truly revitalize the art scene in the capital, which was oversaturated...

Nafplion Annex, 20/05/2017 - 20/09/2017

The art on display in my exhibition relates to the city’s historical past as well as to the museum’s focus, which is art inspired by the Greek War of Liberation (1821)....

National Gallery, 18/05/2017 - 02/07/2017

From darkness to light. Three wounded works by Parthenis. From trauma to healing...

Annex of Nafplion, 02/04/2016 - 15/09/2016

 
The exhibition is organizing as part of the events by the Municipality of Nafplion and the Ioannis Kapodistrias Foundation to mark 300 years from the end of Venetian rule(1715), thinking of the Grand Tour in Greece was above all a journey in history. Captured on the pages of illustrated travel books, this journey to the remote past becomes history and knowledge in the exhibition Na...

Chios, Maria Tsakos Foundation,13/09/2015-28/10/2015

The National Gallery - Museum Alexandros Soutsos organized the exhibition "Religious themes in modern Greek art. Parthenis and the sanctity of writing "....

Cycladic Art Gallery, Ermoupolis, Syros, 03/07/2015 – 16/08/2015

The National Gallery- Museum Alexandros Soutsos in cooperation with the Municipality of Syros, presents the exhibition entitled "Traveling on the boat of Greek painting" in Ermoupolis, in the Cyclades Art Gallery. The theme of the exhibition is in harmony with the Aegean islands’ character and the atmosphere of summer holidays. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience one of the most cha...

Annex of Nafplion, 05/17/2015 - 01/06/2016

From 16th May 2015, takes place the photographic exhibition of Eugenia Koumantarou "Beyond White", takes place in the annex of Nafplion....

Sparta Annex, Koumantarios Gallery, from 13/08/2014

An exhibition under the theme: “Post-byzantine Icons from the Temple of Vamvakou, Laconia” takes place from Wednesday, 13th, August. It includes 40 post-Byzantine icons coming from the temple of Vamvakou. They have been conserved at the Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.’s expenses, which was the sponsor of the exhibition, too....

Sifnos, Old School, Kastro, 13/08/2014 - 30/09/2014

 
The standard summer exhibition of the National Gallery in the Old School of Kastro in Sifnos, is performed for the sixth consecutive time. In this exhibition, although the research throughout Greece, for time and space reasons, only artists-teachers who taught in Athens and whose works are available in the collections are presented. It consists of a new proposal with artists, who h...

Annex of Nafplion 14/06/2014 - 03/05/2015

The annex of the National Gallery and Alexander Museum Soutsos in Nafplion organizes an exhibition entitled "The Sea in Modern Art", with works coming exclusively from the collections of the National Gallery. It aims to an acquaintance-reading of the seascape in modern Greek painting, as the sea is directly connected with the life of the Greek people, its memories and its experiences, was a sour...

Annex of Sparta, Κoumantareios Gallery, 29/11/2013 - 20/05/2014


The Koumantareios Sparta Gallery – annex of the National Gallery, as part of the 11th multidisciplinary Medical Conference, organizes an exhibition with old maps of the wider Greek world from the collection of the Professor Professor N. Soukakos, on November 29th, 2013, 8:30pm....

Sifnos, Old School, Kastro, 10/08/2013-29/09/2013

For the fifth consecutive year, under the policy of decentralization and strengthening local presentation and promotion of Greek art efforts, the National Gallery has responded positively to the request for Sifnos Municipality exhibition activity on the island....

Sparta Annex, July 19 - October 14, 2013

The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum in cooperation with ‘The other Arcadia’ Foundation organise: An exhibition at the National Gallery Annex in Sparta (Coumantaros Art Gallery)...

Annex of Nafplion, 12/07/2013-18/11-2013

The annex of the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutsos Museum in Nafplio organizes the exhibition "Description of human bodies-Modern Greek painting from the Collection of Sotiris Felios", in which the protagonist is the human body, a subject that preoccupied artists of all peoples and all times. Its transformations embody the spirit of the period, the worldview, the ideology, the aesthetics, an...

Annex of Nafplion, 12/10/2012 - 31/05/2013

The annex of the National Gallery and Alexander Soutsos Museumin Nafplion, will launch an exhibition entitled "The years of Otho's reign" (1833-1862), Friday, October 12th, 2012, at 20.30....

Sifnos, Old School, Kastro, 10/08/2012 – 30/09/2012

Under the policy of decentralization and strengthening of the local efforts for the presentation and promotion of Greek art, the National Gallery has responded positively to the request of Sifnos Municipality concerning the exhibition activity on the island....

Annex of Nafplion, 29/05/2012-15/10/2012

The annex of Nafplion organizes this exhibition emphasizing on the variations of Greek art during the decades 1930-1940. At that era the problems become anthropocentric, they change form and artists are looking for tradition, for values that become idols. They discover the symbolic world of Byzantine painting and abstraction of images, the folk art and geometric forms of texture and the harmony ...

National Gallery, 01/03/2012 - 03/06/2012

The exhibition From the Collections of the A.G. Leventis Foundation is the outcome of a two-year-long collaboration by the two organising institutions, the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum, the host of the exhibition....

Sifnos, Old School, Kastro, 04/08/2011 - 28/09/2011

 This year’s new exhibition entitled "The unseen side-Modern Greek art from the collections of the National Gallery" highlights, in chronological sections, unknown aspects of Greek art, from 19th century to the present day....

National Gallery, 11/05/2011 - 29/08/2011

In 1988, the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutsos Museum organised the first major retrospective exhibition of Yannis Moralis. This retrospective traced the artist’s creative development and demonstrated the quality and consistency of his work. It was during the same year that Yannis Moralis made a generous donation of 113 of his works to the National Gallery. One year after his death, our muse...

National Gallery, 14/09/2010 - 31/10/2010,
National Glyptotheque, 22/12/2010 - 30/04/2011

More than 100 sumptuous costumes and 130 impressive masks testify to the artist’s huge output for theatre productions of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides to Shakespeare, Chekov and Terzakis....

Karditsa Gallery, 11/12/2010 - 27/03/2011

The National Gallery-Museum-Alexander Soutsos acquired the last 18 years some 3,000 works from legacies, donations and purchases. These include major donations of the works of Tetsis, Nicolaou, Mytaras Fasianos, Daniel, but also individual donations of many other artists. There are also four major donations of sculptural works of Ioannis Avramidis, Frosso Efthimiadi-Menegaki, Bella Raftopoulou a...

National Gallery, 24/11/2010 - 28/02/2011

The exhibition “PARIS 1900, Art Nouveau and Modernism - Treasures from the Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum” to open its doors at the National Gallery on 22 November 2010, transports us to the French capital of the Belle Époque through works of French art from the collections of the Petit Palais, with their unique evocation of the bourgeois and lower-class Paris of the 1880-1914 perio...

Crete, Viannos Art Gallery, Keratokambos, 07/08/2010 - 03/10/2010

The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum has in the last 18 years acquired some 3,000 works through endowments, donations and purchases. These include the large donations of works by painters Tetsis, Nikolaou, Mytaras, Fassianos, Daniel, and individual donations by many other artists. Also included are characteristic works from four major donations of sculptural works by Ioannis Avramidi...

Sifnos, Old School, Kastro, 28/07/2010 - 05/09/2010

The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum has over the past 18 years acquired some 3,000 artworks from bequests, donations and purchases. These include the large donations of works by painters Tetsis, Nikolaou, Mytaras, Fassianos, Daniel, and individual donations by many other artists. Also included are characteristic works from four major donations of sculptures by Ioannis Avramidis, Fross...

Annex of Nafplion, 28/05/2010 - 31/03/2012

The Annex of Nafplion honors the artist Panayotis Tetsis and launches an exhibition on Friday, the 28th May, 2010,at 8.00 pm, showing representative works from the different themes of his work....

National Glyptotheque, 21/05/2010 - 31/10/2010

On the occasion of the Spanish Presidency of the EU, SEACEX (www.seacex.es) and the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum have organized at the National Glyptotheque of Athens (Army Park, Goudi) the exhibition A City Called Spain. Contemporary Spanish Architecture, curated and designed by Manuel Blanco, Professor of Architecture at the Technical University of Madrid.The exhibition depicts t...

National Gallery, 22/03/2010 - 15/10/2010

When it became the capital city of the kingdom of Greece, in 1834, Athens was still a village as far as urban planning was concerned – indeed, a decaying village. European architects and urban planners participated in the interventions made already in the early years of the reign of Otto, who regarded the rebirth of Athens as a “European cause”. This rebirth, naturally, was a long time in coming...

National Gallery, 29/09/2009-11/01/2010

The exhibition traced the shift from Rococo to Neoclassicism through 150 rare masterpieces mostly from the Louvre but also from other museums in France and other countries. Most of these exhibits, which include paintings, sculptures, furniture, tapestries and other luxury items, come from royal collections.The exhibition spanned the last period of Luis XV’s reign (third quarter of the 18th centu...

National Glyptotheque, 08/07/2009 - 10/12/2009

The Athens Olympics Opening Ceremony returns in a major exhibition dedicated to the people who helped create it: the 7,000 volunteers.Costumes and other items, photographs and videos from the rehearsals and the Opening Ceremony for the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games are on display at the exhibition, including images from the boat and the Olympic rings of fire on water, from the Cycladic figurine and ...

National Gallery, 29/04/2009 - 31/08/2009

Achilles Droungas seems to concur with the view set forth by Leon Batista Alberti in his 1435 treatise On Painting: “Painting is an open window to the world”. In fact, the modern artist often paints trompe l’oeil frames or introduces in his paintings curtains that make the spectacle revealed behind this frame seem even more life-like. This spectacle is a world of crystalline clarity, in which or...

National Gallery, 04/12/2008-22/03/2009

The roughly 200 paintings on display at the National Gallery of Greece are but a fraction of the enormous collection of the National Bank of Greece, which comprises upwards of 2,500 works. The exhibition featured a series of portraits of the bank’s Governors made by famous artists. They were selected for their historical importance and aesthetic merit in order to trace without gaps, to the exten...

National Gallery, 25/06/2008 – 20/10/2008

Participating in the commemorative events organized throughout the world for the 180th anniversary of the death of the great Spanish artist Goya (1746-1828), a display of the four famous series of etchings in the museum’s permanent collections was held at the National Gallery.They comprise 212 extremely rare and valuable original prints acquired in 1961-1965 by the late Marinos Kalligas, Directo...

National Gallery, 19/03/2008 - 02/06/2008

The National Gallery presents one of the boldest representatives of early Greek Modernism in a retrospective exhibition comprising 180 oil paintings, pastels, aquarelles, drawings, and ample supporting material. Son of artist Nikiforos Lytras, Nikos Lytras was given his first painting lessons by his father. In 1903, he graduated with distinction from the Athens “School of Arts” and, from 1907 on...

National Gallery, 10/12/2007-18/02/2008

The exhibition “Classical Memories in Modern Greek art” was organized and presented for the first time in winter 1999-2000 to mark the inauguration of the Cultural Centre of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation in the Olympic Tower in New York. An enriched version was held in Istanbul, at the Kemal Ataturk Cultural Centre (22/5/2003-30/6/2003). In October 2007, the exhibition inaug...

National Gallery, 09/08/2007 - 19/11/2007

The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum has acquired more than 2,300 artworks in the last 15 years through endowments, donations and purchases. These include the major donations of works by the painters Tetsis, Nikolaou, Mytaras, Fassianos, Daniel and donations of individual works by Pavlos, Dekoulakos, Botsoglou, Skoulakis, Christakis, Skourtis, Bokoros, Rorris and others, as well as w...

National Gallery, 05/06/2007 - 05/07/2007

The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum has joined in the centennial celebrations of the French Institute of Athens by hosting an exhibition of artworks that were donated by French artists to commemorate the heroism of the Greek Resistance against their German occupiers. The bequest, which includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard, Marquet, Picabia, Masson, Bourdelle, Laurens, and oth...

National Glyptotheque, 06/02/2007 - 30/06/2007

Yannoulis Chalepas was born to a family of marble cutters in 1851 at Pyrgos on the island of Tinos. He completed a bright education, first at the School of Arts in Athens, under Neoclassical sculptor Leonidas Drossis and then at the Munich Academy, under another Neoclassical sculptor, Max Ritter von Widnmann, on scholarship from the Panhellenic Holy Foundation of the Evangelistria of Tinos. Chal...

National Gallery, 20/12/2006-31/03/2007

The history of modern Greek art is generally seen as revolving around the bipolar relationship Athens-Munich and Athens-Paris. The so-called "Munich School", which prevailed in the Greek art scene in the latter half of the 19th century, has been extensively studied and illuminated, and the misconceptions surrounding it have been resolved. The exhibition "Paris – Athens" aims to illuminate the re...

National Glyptotheque, 27/06/2006 - 30/10/2006

The exhibition of Marino Marini, the most important exponent of modern Italian sculpture and one of the greatest 20th-century sculptors, was inaugurated at the National Glyptotheque parallel to the opening of the Greek sculpture permanent display.Marini studied painting, printmaking and sculpture in Florence. He went for long stays to Paris, where he met the leaders of modern art (Picasso, Braqu...

National Gallery, 22/05/2006 - 23/09/2006

 
The enchanting Orient, the atmosphere, the opulent interiors, ornate costumes, the harems and odalisques, the mythical cosmos of European Orientalists, for Symeon Savvidis was not a utopian paradise or an imaginary place. Savvidis was an genuine oriental, a Greek whose roots went back to the depths of Asia Minor. The themes depicted by the European Orientalists are the product of s...

National Gallery, 22/05/2006 - 23/09/2006

Botero started out from a small Colombian town to become one of the most successful artists of our times. His art is rooted in the folk art tradition of his homeland, while at the same time conveying the influence of great Western European artists – from Giotto, Piero della Francesca, and Velázquez to Picasso.The retrospective exhibition comprised works of all periods of his creation; among them...

National Gallery, 14/11/2005 - 30/01/2006

 
The National Gallery organized a major retrospective exhibition of the preeminent exponent of the Munich School and the museum’s first director.Georgios Iakovidis enjoyed prominence at the forefront of Greek art life during the critical first three decades of the 20th century. Critical, not only in that the great changes then underway in the political and social sectors formed the ...

National Gallery, 06/04/2005 - 30/06/2005

The mirror is the instrument par excellence in Samaras’s art, and the artist’s own reflection is his privileged model. Lucas Samaras is a metic; a triumphant metic, of course, as he has secured a prominent place in the history of contemporary American culture. Yet, deep inside him he is a castaway living in self-imposed exile in the invented little island of his art. It is there that he creates ...

National Gallery, 24/11/2004 – 28/02/2005

Alekos Fassianos may be regarded as a successor of the Generation of the Thirties.The dominant myth of “Greekness”, of faith in the timeless Greek values, the only ones which, according to the beliefs of this acclaimed generation, ensured authenticity and national validity to the works of a Greek artist, seems to have been the compass for Alekos Fassianos’s explorations. His childhood, spent in ...

National Gallery, 09/06/2004 - 30/09/2004

 
Sculpture has played a pivotal role in the history of the Olympic Games. The very form of ancient Greek art was determined by its relation with the athletic ideal. Greek art abounds with fit and graceful nude bodies of youthful champions in the national games....

National Glyptotheque, 26/07/2004 - 31/10/2004

Organized in the framework of the Cultural Olympiad, the Henry Moore Retrospective was realized in cooperation with the Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, UK. The exhibition comprised 73 monumental and smaller-scale works, in seven thematic groups: Standing figures, Reclining figures, Mother and Child, Warriors, Organic forms, Helmets – Inner-Outer Forms and Animals.Moore’s sculptures preserve...

National Glyptotheque, 26/07/2004 - 31/10/2004

At the time the Henry Moore Retrospective was held, an exhibition of the monumental wooden sculptures by the great Greek artist Christos Kapralos was presented at the National Glyptotheque, Building 2.In 1965, a new material, pliable eucalyptus tree trunks, entered the sculptor’s creative horizon, giving him new stimuli and introducing new forms. The artist was inspired by the shapes of the trun...

National Gallery, 24/05/2004 - 11/10/2004

Coinciding with the Olympics 2004, the exhibition “Imperial Treasures from China” in the National Gallery of Athens heralds the Olympics 2008, which are scheduled to take place in Beijing. It is a happy coincidence: The cities hosting the two consecutive Olympic Games are the cradles of two of the most ancient and most important civilizations of the Western and Eastern worlds respectively. Thus,...

"1821. Figures & Themes from the Greek War of Independence"From the Collection of the National Gallery and the Evripidis Koutlidis FoundationInauguration of the new National Gallery annex at NafplionSponsor: Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation08/05/2004...

National Gallery, 22/12/2003 – 31/03/2004

The trend to revisit the teachings of Antiquity became universal during the Italian Renaissance. From its first intimations in the mid-14th century, in Boccaccio’s and Petrarch’s times, this refreshing spirit of a discourse with Antiquity came to prevail in all aspects of cultural life in the 15th century (the Quattrocento), with Florence, Venice, and the princely courts of the Italian peninsula...

National Gallery, 11/03/2003 –21/07/2003

Theatre costumes for the Greek National Theatre, worn and animated by legendary Greek actors: Kyveli, Kotopouli, Paxinou, Papadaki, Aroni, Lambeti, Karezi, Veakis, Glinos, Zervos, Nezer, Minotis, Kotsopoulos, Horn, to cite but a few of those who are no longer with us. Costumes designed by inspired artists: Fokas, Klonis, Vakalo, Ghika, Tsarouchis, Moralis, to mention only the most senior ones.Th...

National Gallery, 22/10/2002 – 27/01/2003

In the exhibition of 20th-century Spanish art, art lovers had an opportunity to familiarize themselves with characteristic works from the wealthy collections of the National Museum - Reina Sofia Art Centre and with the great artists who played, or continue to play, a role in the international art scene: from Picasso, Juan Gris, Gonzalez, Miró, Dali to Tàpies, Chillida, Antonio Lopez Garcia, the ...

National Gallery, 27/02/2002 – 19/05/2002

The National Gallery of Greece, in cooperation with the Dordrechts Museum, organized the exhibition “The Golden Age of Dutch Painting – The Dordrechts Museum Collection”. Dordrechts is the oldest city in the Netherlands. Its museum, of international fame, was founded 160 years ago. The museum remained closed until June 2002 for renovation: this allowed the presentation of a significant number of...

National Gallery, 08/10/2001 - 10/12/2001

An emblematic figure of modern Greece, Nikolaos Gysis never ceased to be admired and appeal to people’s hearts. The artist’s life, personality and work epitomize symbolic values that make him a national model of transcendence....

National Gallery, 20/10/2011 - 08/01/2012, National Glyptotheque, 14/11/2011 - 04/01/2013

Unknown Treasures in the National Gallery Collections is the last major event to be organised before the National Gallery embarks on its expansion project. Featuring works from the National Gallery and Evripidis Koutlidis Foundation collections, this exhibition is important on several grounds. The most obvious raison d’être for this event, which realizes a personal vision of mine, is as an indic...

National Gallery, 21/03/2001 - 18/06/2001

Santiago Calatrava’s exhibition, held at the National Gallery from March 21 to June 18, 2001, offered a panorama of ideas and images from the work of this universal artist who experiments and expresses himself in many different ways.Calatrava’s architectural projects grew out of experimentation with sculptural volume and evolving ideas and solutions elaborated in his sculptures. The reciprocity ...

National Gallery, 14/12/2000

In 2000, The National Gallery of Greece celebrated 100 years in existence. This historic anniversary, which coincided with the celebrations for the millennium, was punctuated by the grand opening of the new display of the permanent collections, in the buildings refurbished through the generous sponsorship of the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.The interiors were renovated according to an aestheti...

National Gallery, 28/09/2000 - 08/01/2001

Jointly organized by the National Gallery of Greece, Dordrechts Museum and the Netherlands Institute in Athens, the exhibition “Greek Gods and Heroes in the Age of Rubens and Rembrandt” featured extraordinary examples of 16th- and 17th-century Flemish and Dutch painting inspired by the mythology and history of ancient Greece. The importance of the exhibition lies in the fact that for the first t...

National Gallery, 05/04/2000 - 03/07/2000

The London Treaty signed on April 25, 1832, by the representatives of the Great Powers, appointed the young Otto, the second-born son of the King Ludwig I of Bavaria, as King of Greece. Ludwig was an ardent philhellene and lover of the Greek antiquity. It is to his vision that Munich owes its neoclassical style. Otto’s election and Ludwig’s managerial supervision were instrumental in shaping ide...

National Gallery, 22/06/1999 – 19/09/1999

Original, exciting and significant in many ways, the work of Vlassis Kaniaris has a special place in the history of the European avant-garde, which bears the artist’s personal mark....

National Gallery, 29/03/1999 – 31/05/1999

Panayiotis Tetsis remains one of the last advocates of the painting of the gaze. A gaze nourished by a long painting tradition that began with the great 16th-century Venetian masters, Tiziano and Veronese, through Greco, Rubens, Chardin and Delacroix, to Matisse, Vuillard, Bonnard, even Rothko. All of the painters who inhabit the “imaginary museum” of Tetsis are colourists....

National Gallery, 09/12/1998 – 15/03/1999

A private collection is always of particular interest, perhaps not strictly in the art historical sense, but as a symbolic representation of an individual’s taste, an indirect reflection of the spirit of the times. In this respect, a collection is special case in reception theory. The exhibits of “Modern Greek Art Treasures” on display at the National Gallery of Greece are the rich fruit of a lo...

National Gallery, 15/07/1998 – 24/08/1998

The exhibition featuring 14 artists who represented Greece at the Museum of Modern Art in Tel-Aviv came to the National Gallery of Greece. The exhibitions run concurrently with the counterpart exhibition “Contemporary Art from Israel – Three Generations”.The artists featured in the exhibition were: Nikos Kessanlis, Kostas Tsoklis, Dimitris Mytaras (1960s generation); Chronis Botsoglou, Giannis P...

National Gallery, 15/07/1998 – 24/08/1998

The exhibition featuring 14 artists who represented Greece at the Museum of Modern Art in Tel-Aviv came to the National Gallery of Greece. The exhibition run concurrently with its counterpart, “Contemporary Art from Israel – Three Generations”....

National Gallery, 04/05/1998 - 29/06/1998

Sponsor: Zacharias G. Portalakis BROKERAGE FIRM S.A....

National Gallery, 10/12/1997 – 30/03/1998

Franco Zefirelli is undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular film directors in the world. Zefirelli’s multifaceted creative nature harks back to the Renaissance ideal of the universal man. The Italian film director and set designer served equally all the performing arts: theatre, opera, cinema....

National Gallery, 10/10/1997 - 05/01/1998

The exhibition “The Great Libraries”, organized by the architect Konstantinos Staikos, a great book lover and collector, showcased the greatest humanistic libraries in the world through heirlooms of their treasures: calligraphy codices, incunabula, rare books were gathered for the first time in this unique exhibition. Scientific advisor: Konstantinos Staikos Dr. Nelly Missirli, Director of Colle...

National Gallery, 30/09/1997 - 30/11/1997

The son of a large family of immigrants from the Ionian island of Lefkas, Theodoros Stamos was born and grew up in New York. At age 21, he was not only a mature artist with a personal idiom, but had already achieved a valid place in the New York art scene, with his first exhibition at Betty Parsons’s historic gallery. Stamos belonged to the Abstract Expressionist School, several members of which...

National Gallery, 21/07/1997 - 14/09/1997

Ioannis Avramidis has been an established artist in the international contemporary sculpture scene for several decades now. A Greek of the Diaspora, born in Vatum, he studied and settled in Vienna. His fame soon spread beyond the Austrian borders into other European countries, which honoured him with exhibitions, participations in international events and distinctions.Although Avramidis is consi...

National Gallery, 19/02/1997 - 30/03/1997

 
The Vladimir Velickovic exhibition at the National Gallery is the recognition and vindication of an artistic choice for Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997. Vladimir Velickovic is one of the leading contemporary artists of Europe, of Yugoslav origin. He was born in 1935 in Belgrade and since 1966 lives and works in Paris. His work joins the destiny of man and of our world,...

National Gallery, 12/02/1997 - 25/04/1997

The exhibition “The Greek War of Independence - Delacroix and the French Painters”, jointly organized by the National Gallery of Greece and the French National Museum Association, was first held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bordeaux and then at the Delacroix Museum in Paris.Philhellenism, the moral yet above all practical support to the Greek nation, then fighting for independence, which manife...

National Gallery, 10/06/1996 – 15/10/1996

A key to our understanding of art in the last decades of the 20th century would be “a boom in the field of artistic creation”. The diversity of several, often disparate, movements is accompanied by another key characteristic: the abolition of the traditional boundaries which divided the arts from life. Contrary to the purity and autonomy of modern art, post-modern art indulges in all kinds of cr...

National Gallery, 06/12/1995 - 08/04/1996

The Russian avant-garde developed in the historical context and ideological milieu which paved the way for the Russian Revolution.Rayonism and Cubism-Futurism became the dominant movements in the Russian art scene in the early years after 1910. Later on, around 1915, two great movements, Suprematism and Constructivism, prevailed, alongside other Abstract movements. The Russian avant-garde today ...

National Gallery, 19/09/1995 - 31/12/1995

When Domenikos Theotokopoulos left his native Candia, Crete, then a Venetian possession, to go to Venice, probably in 1567, he had already reached a mature age – he was 26 – and was an acclaimed painter in the Byzantine tradition.The ten years of Domenikos Theotokopoulos’s sojourn in Italy (1567-1577) served as a “school” in which a Byzantine master was transformed into a Western artist, not onl...

National Gallery, 13/04/1994 - 30/06/1994

The 11th-century “Great Chronicle” documents the bedazzlement of the representatives of Prince Vladimir of Kiev when he visited the Haghia Sophia, in 988. The prince was later to adopt Christianity, thus setting the foundation for establishing Holy Russia with the Orthodox religion as the cohesive agent.In the 9th century, the Greek saints Cyril and Methodius created the Slavic alphabet, based o...

National Gallery, 15/12/1993 - 13/02/1994

The exhibition “The Child in Greek Art. 19th-20th Century” proposed a fascinating journey, not only into the children’s world, but also into the private realm of the Greek family and society. It traced the development of Modern Greek art and the transformation of society through a particularly popular theme.In historical painting, children were seen as supporters and witnesses of the Greek War o...

National Gallery, 18/11/1993 – 31/12/1993

Between two tragic landmarks in Greek history, the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Fall of Candia in 1669, Crete, then a Venetian possession, became an oasis of culture. The spirit of the Renaissance, which revitalised intellectual life, also imbued the Cretan iconography of the Post-Byzantine tradition.Bringing together more than 200 works from Crete, Mount Athos, Greek and Russian museu...

National Gallery, 25/10/1993 - 29/11/1993

Modern Greek Art is represented by a number of eminent creative artists who, inspired by daily life and nature, have rendered palpable the quintessential Greek light and captured the glitter of limpid waters surrounding their land....

National Gallery, 21/9/1993 - 17/10/1993

The Old Testament was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many European artists. 45 paintings and prints from the collections of the National Gallery, are presented in this exhibition....

National Gallery, 14/06/1993 - 31/07/1993

Andy Warhol: a name identified with the movement represented by the artist -Pop Art; a popular art, which borrowed advertising forms and approaches and managed to build a new bridge for communication between the contemporary visual arts and consumers. No other 20th-century artist -except for Picasso and Dalí- commanded such universal recognition. The artist’s own marketing strategy is transparen...

National Gallery, 10/12/1992 - 11/04/1993

The monumental exhibition “From El Greco to Cézanne” was held under a successful programme of cultural exchange between Greece and the U.S.A. to mark the 2,500th anniversary of the birth of the Greek Democracy. The exhibition “From El Greco to Cézanne” comprised 72 masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition “The Greek ...

"Theodoros Stamos"11/28/1992 - 01/20/1993...

"Modern Greek Printmaking"Larissa City Hall10/09/1992 - 10/31/1992...

"Modern Greek Printmaking"Larissa City Hall10/09/1992 - 10/31/1992...

National Gallery, 14/05/1992 - 13/09/1992

The historical framework of the modernist ideology is determined by the new social reality, reflecting the industrial revolution and the notion of progress. The ground was paved in the 19th century, but modernism broke out in a prismatic and explosive manner in the early 20th, on the eve of World War I. The break with tradition now became a conscious need, the battle-cry for renewal. This was pr...

"Parthenis – Ghika – Moralis”Inauguration of the National Gallery Corfu Annex at Castello, Kato Korakiana04/10/1992 - 10/12/1992...

National Gallery, 03/02/1992 - 05/04/1992

This exhibition featured representative works from over 60 years of uninterrupted activity by the artist, starting from his youth in Paris, through works made during the War and the German Occupation in Athens and the early post-war years in Alexandria, Egypt, to a 30-year period in Greece, where he returned as a professor and then director of the Athens School of Fine Arts.Yannis Pappas, member...

The National Gallery organises important exhibitions in regional museums and cultural centres in Greece and abroad....

National Hellenic Research Foundation, 21 May - 30 June 1984

Exhibition organised in cooperation with the National Gallery ...

National Gallery, 25 February - 30 March 1980

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National Gallery, 4 - 28 February 1980

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National Gallery, 9 - 28 January 1980

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National Gallery, 12 November - 10 December 1979

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National Gallery, 12 November - 10 December 1979

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National Gallery, 5 November - 9 December 1979

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National Gallery, 10 October - 4 November 1979

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National Gallery, 24 September 1979 - 7 January 1980

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National Gallery, 6 August - 23 September 1979

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National Gallery, 1 July - 31 August 1979

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National Gallery, 20 June - 7 October 1979

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National Gallery, 18 May - 1 July 1979

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National Gallery, 28 March - 22 April 1979

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National Gallery, 23 October - 12 November 1978

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National Gallery, 18 September - 9 October 1978

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National Gallery, 26 May - 30 June 1978

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National Gallery, 19 December 1977 - 15 January 1978

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National Gallery, 23 January - 28 February 1978

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National Gallery, 12 - 27 April 1976

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National Gallery, 26 January - 9 March 1976

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National Gallery, 21 January - 23 February 1976

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Municipal Theatre of Piraeus, January 1976

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National Gallery, opening 28 November 1975

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National Gallery, 26 November 1975

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National Gallery, opening 23 September 1975

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National Gallery, July - September 1975

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National Gallery, opening 17 April 1975

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National Gallery, opening 19 March 1975

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National Gallery, November 1974

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National Gallery, opening 1 October 1974

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National Gallery, opening 29 August 1974

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National Gallery, opening 21 June 1974

 
Tribute to the artsist, who died in 28 May 1974. ...

City of Athens Cultural Centre, February 1974

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National Gallery, April 1973

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National Gallery, January 1973

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National Gallery, 1973

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National Gallery, October 1972

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National Gallery, June 1972

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National Gallery, 16 March - 15 April 1972

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National Gallery, October 1971

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14 May 1970

In 14 May 1970, the first of the two buildings of the National Gallery was inaugurated with an exhibition on the occasion of the 70th anniversary from Nikolaos Gyzis death. Some paintings and engravings by Greek and foreign artists, sculptures, objects and furniture, mainly by the Odysseas Fokas bequest, have been exhibited as well. ...

Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, October 1962

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Zappeion Hall, Athens, 19 April - 5 May 1958

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Zappeion Hall, Athens, 1957

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Zappeion Hall, Athens, 1956

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Tif Helexpo, Thessaloniki, 8 May - 30 June 1955

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Zappeion Hall, Athens, 1955

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Zappeion Hall, Athens, 1954

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Zappeion Hall, Athens, 1953

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National Technical University, Athens, 1915 

The first exhibition of the permanent collection of the National Gallery opened in 1915. 300 paintings were presented in six halls of the National Technical University....