On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821, the Museum of Cycladic Art presents the exhibition "Antiquarianism and Philhellenism: The Thanassis and Marina Martinos Collection" in the Stathatos Mansion. Rare and original in its concept, the exhibition includes important nineteenth-century European and Greek Neoclassical works, in dialogue with ancient masterpieces, and is curated by art historian Dr Fani-Maria Tsigakou and Professor Nikolaos Chr. Stampolidis.
The exhibition focuses on the antiquarian aspects of the philhellenic movement, before, during and after the Revolution. Antiquarianism was the most enduring link between Europeans and Greece. In the course of the Revolution it was transformed into Philhellenism and was imprinted visually in European artworks, while after the creation of the Greek State it was adopted by Greek Neoclassical artists in their endeavour to show the unbroken continuity of the ancient Hellenic heritage
The exhibition is in 3D in its entirety, exactly as it is presented in the actual space in the Stathatos Mansion. Visitors can explore digitally all the objects displayed, while explanatory texts and detailed descriptions of the works complement the virtual tour. They can also watch a video in which the curators guide them to selected exhibits.
Kids' Contest Everyday Heroes | Extended until April 29
On the occasion of the exhibition “Antiquarianism and Philhellenism. The Thanassis and Marina Martinos Collection” at the Museum of Cycladic Art, we invite children, ages 4 to 15, to bring their own “Everyday Heroes” to life! Through paintings, sculptures and other artworks, we search for information and learn about the Heroes of that period, and connect them to their contemporary counterparts.
Who are your own Everyday Heroes, and what makes them stand out?
We see them all around us, we imagine and draw them, making them even more unique!