Temporary Exhibitions

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, 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 ...

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...

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...