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16 October 2014 - 10 January 2015
The Contemporary Greek Art Institute presents the exhibition Women in Visual Arts 1960-1980: Their contribution to the Greek avant-garde.
The contribution of women artists to the Greek avant-garde has been established beyond any doubt by the very same dynamics of their work. During a crucial period for the development of Greek art from 1960 to 1980, where concepts such as, “modern art”, “avant-garde” or “modernization”, were especially influential and electrified the atmosphere, they opted for greater expressive freedom and led the way by presenting progressive artworks.
The exhibition at the Contemporary Greek Art Institute iset aims at bringing the significant action of those Greek women artists to the forefront, not as a secondary reference, but first and foremost.
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?
17 December 2014 – 21 December 2014
William Kentridge & Handspring Puppet Company perform Ubu and the Truth Commission at Onassis Cultular Centre.
After the triumph of Refuse the Hour, the great South African director and visual artists, William Kentridge, returns with his masterpiece, Ubu and the Truth Commission, a new version of the historic 1997 production, co-produced by the OCC in association with the internationally celebrated Handspring Puppet Company.
This spectacle of unrivalled skill and peerless aesthetics is simultaneously a political act of memory and reflection. Actors, puppets and puppeteers, projections of archive footage, recordings of eye-witness accounts and, of course, Kentridge's own uniquely 'primitive' animation share the stage in this imaginative, humanistic happening: a total work of art which tackles Apartheid and racism, collective trauma, historical memory and reconciliation.
Christmas & New Year's Eve
Greeks say that you have to enjoy Christmas time in the city... and the best place is of course Athens!
A colourful city awaits for its visitors to join locals in the celebration of Christouyenna (Christmas in Greek). Choose Athens for your Christmas, taste the delicious Festive Cookies & Sweets, walk through the lighten streets and squares and enjoy the shows in various venues of the City. Celebrating Christmas in Athens is an experience not to be missed!
Choose the O&B Athens Boutique Hotel for your Christmas City Break in Athens and join the feast! Book your Christmas' or New Year's stay and taste O&B's delicious festive dishes!!!
Visit our Christmas in Athens Pinterest Board!
23 November 2014 - 05 January 2015 (specific dates)
The Greek National Opera presents the famous ballet of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky at the Olympia Theatre of Athens.
This year, Christmas time in Athens, includes spending an evening enjoying the Nutcracker, performed by the GNO Ballet, with the GNO’s Orchestra, Principal Dancers, Soloists, Coryphees and Corps de Ballet!
Tchaikovsky’s legendary ballet is being restaged at the GNO, for a run of 15 performances, by Renato Zanella, whose impressive choreography is based on the original story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. In the ballet’s second act, Zanella further uses a part of the music from the Overture-Fantasia of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet.
The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, featuring the story of little Clara's Christmas' Eve and her nutcracker toy-gift. One of the most popular ballets, due to the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky, the Nutcracker is a must-see show for Christmas, that will enchant both young and older audience.
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