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21 November 2014 - 01 March 2015
Benaki Museum presents the exhibition "Dominicos Theotokopoulos - between Venice and Rome".
The exhibition is hosted at Pireos Annexe and presents the first steps of one of the best painters of Greece: El Greco. Dominicos Theotokopoulos (its Greek name), was born and raised in Crete. When he was a young man he left his island to live and create most of his masterpieces in Venice, Rome, Madrid and Toledo.
The exhibition investigates the artist’s first steps in the West, during his stay in Venice and through the early stages of his residence in Rome (1567-1574). With the help of paintings, engravings and manuscripts, visitors will be able to follow the blossoming art of the ambitious and defiant Cretan in the important artistic centres of post-Renaissance Italy.
The exhibition at the Benaki Musuem will present for the first time in Greece the El Greco's painting "A Boy Blowing a candle" from the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte in Naples.
20 November 2014 - 31 May 2015
Museum of Cycladic Art presents an exhibition decitated to Health, Illness and Treatment in ancient times.
The exhibition offers an overview of the evolution of ancient healing practices, examining the transition from magic-religious healing to rational, scientific medicine, covering the period from approximately 1200 BC to the 3rd century AD. Some 300 ancient artifacts from 41 Greek and European museums are on display into the exhibition’s three thematic sections: Health, Illness and Treatment.
How did ancient Greeks care for their nutrition and bodies? How did they address the issue of public health? What would an athlete do if he got injured 2.500 years ago? Were there any surgical tools? How did they use opium and other pharmaceutical substances and herbs?
12 February 2015 - 08 March 2015
Benaki Museum presents at its Pireos Street Annexe the exhibition "Aivali: A journey in time".
An exhibition marking the launch of Soloúp’s graphic novel "Aivali", published by Kedros.
On display are images, original drawings and drafts of Aivali. Themed exhibits illustrate the construction and narration of the story in comic form, as well as the use of sources such as postcards, old photographs, uniforms and ships. Also on display are rare photographs and archival material that came to light during research.
A journey in time. The Asia Minor disaster and the Treaty of Lausanne, seen through the eyes of third and fourth-generation descendants of refugees.
14 February 2015 - 26 April 2015
Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition of Christos Chrissopoulos "My mother’s silence".
Writer Christos Chrissopoulos (Athens 1968, Academy of Athens Prize, Laure Bataillon Prize) introduces himself as a photographer, with a work that is esoteric, intricate and personal.
Twenty images with a dark blue tint. A photographic narration exploring how memory, biography and our innermost sense of selfhood are formed with the passage of time.
No matter whether you are an Orthodox Christian or not, Athens is one of the best choices for Easter time!
Visit Athens during Easter time and join locals on Greece's greatest feast of the year!
Travellers who will choose Athens on April for their Easter holidays, will have the chance to attend services at the Temples of the main Christian Churches, which are located in the centre of Athens, join Athenians on local customs and taste the delicious dishes of the days...
04 May 2015 – 28 June 2015
Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens presents the exhibition "Adhocracy: From making things to making the commons".
The Adhocracy exhibition and symposium to be held at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens will be focused on the relation of design and society within a global approach, while at the same time highlighting the dynamics of the local art, architecture and design scene. The economic and political context of Greece during the current period of deep economic and social crisis provides the appropriate framework in order to reveal universal and trans-local conditions of our current time and future. This is an opportunity to objectively evaluate the actual critical circumstances and their effects on city and society that concern all of us whatever our geographic location.
Various Music Venues of Athens host live music concerts featuring a wide range of artistic trends from the Greek and International music scene.
Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall, presents a bouquet of cultural events, including classical music concerts, opera, theatre and ballet.www.megaron.gr
Gazarte Live Stage hosts music artists performing various music genres, from classical and jazz to electro and latin.www.gazarte.gr
Half Note Jazz Club features mainly performances of jazz and blues as well as selected Greek music shows.www.halfnote.gr
Open air cinemas, presenting blockbusters or classic movies, are very popular in Greece. The movies are shown on their original language, subtitled in Greek.
The "Summer Cinemas" of Athens are one of the Athenians most favourite entertainment habits during summer time. Choose the movie that you would like to see, check which open air cinema theatre shows it and get ready for a relaxing movie evening.
Near the O&B Athens Boutique Hotel you will find plenty of nice open air cinemas... Cine Thisio (which was placed by CNN at the top of its list of the world’s best movie theaters), Cine Psirri, Cine Paris and Zefyros. You may check this week's movies at elculture.gr .
A bouquet of Fine Arts events is presented in Athens & Epidaurus by the Greek Festival 2015.
Music, Theatre, Dance and Visual Art events are taking place through the whole summer in the major Art Venues of Athens, such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Megaron the Athens Concert Hall, Onassis Cultural Center, the Benaki Museum and more...
Great actors are performing classical and modern plays at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus!
This year's events include acts by famous artists and groups...