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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stratos Kavalieratos "Aeolian Sculptures" :

An installation by artist Stratos Kavalieratos located outdoors at the Main Building of the Benaki Museum: sculptures that convert wind energy into motion and provide an unanticipated visual diversion.
These Aeolian sculptures, as the artist calls them, were worked in wood, using machinery parts, and studded with small light bulbs, which are switched on by the movement of the propellers, whenever the wind blows. After the sun sets, visual contact with the sculptures is lost, and all that remains is a multi-coloured rotating disk.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kalliopi Lemos : Navigating in the Dark

Navigating in the Dark
This is the first solo exhibition by Kalliopi Lemos and presents her new group of sculptures, with large-scale steel works. Space is transformed into an environment for contemplation formed like a bee-hive. The dynamics created by multiplying and reinforcing the hexagonal honeycomb structure around a nucleus of human heads, function as a mechanism for introspection. The circular circumferential platform with organic sculpted forms functions as an observatory, allowing viewers to incorporate themselves into and enter a direct discourse with the work.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

The opera of Giacomo Puccini: «Tosca» by the Greek National Opera at the Athens Concert Hall (MEGARON)
The Greek National Opera Events
16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25 JANUARY 2011/20:00
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Opera in two acts
Director: Nikos Petropoulos
Set & Costume designer: Nikos Petropoulos
Light designer: Lefteris Pavlopoulos
Assistant director: Ion Kesoulis
Floria Tosca:Tiziana Caruso (January 16, 19, 22, 25)
Cellia Costea (January 18, 21, 23)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Scenes from daily life in antiquity"Presentation of the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens International Airport (1/17/2011 to 4/30/2011)

"Scenes from daily life in antiquity"
in Athens International Airport
1/17/2011 to 4/30/2011
The exhibition tries to transform our knowledge about daily life in antiquity (as provided by ancient texts and archaeological objects) into vivid images.

Visitors are invited into a virtual tour in time and space: the tours starts from the world of the supernatual (gods) and the myth (heroes), goes through the realm of Eros, follows the activities of everyday women and men in their private and public life, explores their religious behaviour, and concludes with their attitudes against death and their beliefs about afterlife and the Underworld.

Friday, January 14, 2011

'Myrtis' moves to Thessaloniki

    The girl that put a face to distant antiquity, the reconstructed 11-year-old 'Myrtis' of ancient Athens, moved to a new 'home' at the Archaeological Museum in Thessaloniki on Friday. The nameless young girl that died and was buried in a mass grave during the plague that struck Athens in 430 B.C. will be on display there until mid-March. Following her 'resurrection' nearly 2,500 years after she died of typhoid fever - the plague that also struck down the statesman Pericles and one third of all Athenians

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gallery Talks at the Museum:

Brief presentations by Museum Archaeologists-Hosts are held in Greek and English every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, until 31 January 2011.

Participation is limited to 20 visitors per session.
Coupons are available on a first-in first-served basis Friday,

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Tactual Museum

It is one of 4-5 Museums of its kind in the world. The main difference between the Tactual Museum and other Museums is the opportunity for all visitors to touch all the Exhibitsthat are copies of the originals displayed in other museums of our country.
Operation The Tactual Museum belongs to the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece. Mrs Geroulanou Zoe, member of LightHouse's Board of Directors and mrs Asideri Dimitra, manager of Lighthouse for the Blind, are in charge of the developement, operation and promotion of the Museum
Touch and LearnThe exhibits in the Tactual Museum, - statues, vessels, sculptures and useful artifacts -  are exact replicas of the originals which are displayed in the Museums of Greece, such as the National