Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art

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The Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art is a modern art museum in Eratosthenous Street, Pangrati, Athens, Greece, due to open in late 2017 or early 2018.[1][2] It will display many of the works amassed by shipowner Basil Goulandris and his wife Elise Karadontis, who died in 1994, with an art collection valued at $3 billion.

It will be housed in a 1920s neoclassical mansion with a ten-storey new extension (five underground).[3]

Basil Goulandris collected works by artists including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Auguste Renoir, Joan Miro, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky,[1] El Greco, Cézanne and Modigliani.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Margarita Pournara (18 April 2016). "The Goulandris collection destined for new Athens museum | Life". ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  2. ^ admin (16 January 2013). "Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art". Basil.gr. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Better late than never: Greek shipping magnate's museum nears completion after 20 years". Theartnewspaper.com. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2017.