EMST opens temporary display halls to public


A visitor walks inside the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens on Monday. The museum, in the location of the former FIX brewery on Syngrou Avenue, opened its temporary display halls to the public Monday following 12 years of construction marred by legal and financial issues. EMST was founded in 2000 and held temporary exhibitions at the Athens Conservatory up to 2015. The first temporary show, "Urgent Conversations: Athens-Antwerp," runs through early 2017. The museum’s official opening is expected to take place in the fall of next year. [Alexandros Vlachos/ANA-MPA]