The night I spent at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens was for the inauguration of the periodical exhibition Prosfora (Contribution) by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. The exhibition is an initiative of the non-profit organization Alliance for Greece and includes 60 works from 57 contemporary Greek artists. The paintings and sculptures are placed next to some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. The exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum was curated by Manos Stefanidis, Assistant Professor, University of Athens and I was invited by my friend Maria Xanthakos who was part of the PR team.
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens, with more than 11,000 exhibits, is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value. Definitely worth visiting!
Taking pictures at night is way out of my comfort zone but I tried to capture some interesting sculptures and paintings at the museum to give you an idea what it was all about. Loved Pavlos Samios painting.
After the exhibition we went for dinner at a lovely restaurant “To Spiti”
42 Kapodistriou Ave, Filothei 15123, Greece
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Have a lovely Day!!!