Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art

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Museum of Cycladic Art
Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης
Cycladic Art Museum, Athens, Greece (New Wing) (3308924199).jpg
The Stathatos Mansion houses the temporary exhibits of the Museum of Cycladic Art
Established1986
Location4, Neophytou Douka str., Athens, Greece
Collectionsartifacts of Cycladic art.
Public transit accessLogo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Athens Metro Line 3.svg Evangelismos station
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Websitewww.cycladic.gr


The Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art is a museum of Athens. It houses a notable collection of artifacts of Cycladic art.

The museum was founded in 1986 in order to house the collection of Cycladic and Ancient Greek art belonging to Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Starting in the early 1960s, the couple collected Greek antiquities, with special interest in the prehistoric art from the Cyclades islands of the Aegean Sea. The Museum's main building, erected in the centre of Athens in 1985, was designed by the Greek architect Ioannis Vikelas. In 1991, the Museum acquired a new wing, the neo-classical Stathatos Mansion at the corner of Vassilissis Sofias Avenue and Herodotou Street.

Cycladic figure

The museum has housed temporary exhibitions of some of the most important Greek and international modern and contemporary artists. [1]

  • October 2002 - February 2003: Salvador Dalí - Myth and Singularity
  • April 2006 - July 2006: Caravaggio - Caravaggio and the 17th Century
  • October 2007 - January 2008: El Greco - El Greco and his Workshop/El Greco y su taller
  • June 2009 - September 2009: Thomas Struth
  • September 2009 - October 2009: Palle Nielsen Man, Dream and Fear - Orpheus and Eurydice Through the Eyes of Palle Nielsen
  • May 2010 - September 2010: Louise Bourgeois - Personages
  • April 2012 - September 2012: Jannis Kounellis
  • May 2012 - October 2012: Ugo Rondinone - Nude
  • October 2013 - January 2014: Martin Kippenberger - Martin Kippenberger: A cry for freedom
  • October 2015 - January 2016: Mario Merz - Numbers are prehistoric
  • March 2016 - May 2016: Wols and Eileen Quinlan - Always stars with encounter | Wols / Eileen Quinlan
  • May 2016 - October 2016: Ai Weiwei - Ai Weiwei at Cycladic: The subversive artist Ai Weiwei for the first time in Greece
  • November 2017 - February 2018: Mike Kelley - Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude
  • June 2018 - October 2018: George Condo - George Condo at Cycladic: Τhe first major solo museum exhibition of the American artist George Condo in Greece
  • July 2018 - October 2018: Paul Chan | Odysseus and the Bathers

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Coordinates: 37°58′33.61″N 23°44′31.85″E / 37.9760028°N 23.7421806°E / 37.9760028; 23.7421806