Heroes of the 1821 War of Independence at the National Gallery

The work of Karl Krazeisen (1794-1878), a Bavarian captain and self-taught artist who spent time in Greece in 1826 and is responsible for capturing images of the pantheon of 1821 War of Independence heroes, is the subject of a timely exhibition at the National Gallery.

Benaki Museum show keeps Nelly’s traces alive

Elli Sougioultzoglou-Seraidari, the renowned interwar photographer Nelly’s who captured highlights of the Greek capital like few others, lived two lives and the second began with a piece in Kathimerini nearly 50 years ago. It was titled “Classifieds” and spoke about “looking for traces of the renowned photographer Nelly’s.” It was written […]

Down to Earth | Athens | To April 30

A part of the 8th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, the group show “Down To Earth” is taking place in Athens, at the Alex Mylonas Museum.

Luxury from Crete, copper from Cyprus

“Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean” will open at the Fitzwilliam Museum, the University of Cambridge’s principal museum, on Friday.

The world of employment in ancient Athens

The study of the past is often dominated by stories of so-called “big people,” all-powerful monarchs, generals, and statesmen who ruled over the lives of the many. But without studying the everyday lives of the “ordinary people” under their control, we miss an enormous piece of the historical puzzle.

Biennale | Thessaloniki | March 4 – May 21

“Being as Communion” is the main exhibition of the ongoing 8th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (biennale8.gr), organized in cooperation with the MoMus network of museums and it opens on March 4.

Tribute to the great artist who gave us the ‘little man’

Yannis Gaitis (1923-1984) in front of one of his iconic “little man” pieces in Paris in 1967. The respected Greek sculptor and painter is the subject of a career-spanning exhibition beginning this week at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation in Athens, marking 100 years since his birth.

Holocaust remembered in outdoor exhibition

An outdoor double exhibition commemorating the victims of the Holocaust through art work and family photographs opened on central Vasilissis Olgas Avenue in Athens on Friday.

The Lausanne Convention and the battle of memory

January 30 was the centenary of the signing of the Lausanne Convention (also known as the Convention Concerning the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations) on the compulsory exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey.

Konstantinos Parthenis | Athens | To February 27

The Greek National Gallery presents 150 pieces from its comprehensive collection on post-impressionist pioneer Konstantinos Parthenis (1878-1967) in an ongoing show that has been extended due to popular demand.