In cooperation with the Italian Archaeological School at Athens, the National Archaeological Museum presents “Hadrian and Athens: Conversing with an Ideal World,” a temporary exhibition in the Sculpture Collection’s Gallery 31A through November 29. Marking 1,900 years since the beginning of Hadrian’s Principate in AD 117, the exhibition highlights his immense and enduring legacy. By promoting the integration of Greek intelligentsia with Roman tradition, Hadrian contributed decisively to forging a common cultural base that served as a fundamental element of Western culture. All 40 of the exhibits come from the National Archaeological Museum’s collections. Opening hours though March 31 are Mondays and Wednesdays to Sundays from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1 to 8 p.m. Summer hours, from April 1 to October 31, are Mondays and Wednesdays to Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1 to 8 p.m. Admission costs 5 euros though March 31 and 10 euros from April 1 to October 31.
National Archaeological Museum, 44 Patission, tel 213.214.4800, www.namuseum.gr