Temporary Exhibitions

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 Soutzos 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 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 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 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 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...