‘Benaki museum Main Building’

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“Aeolian Sculptures”
Benaki museum Main Building |

An installation by artist Stratos Kavalieratos located outdoors at the Main Building of the Benaki Museum: sculptures that convert wind energy into motion and provide an unanticipated visual diversion.

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The Hand of Angelos
Benaki museum Main Building |

The exhibition presents the work of a renowned 15th-century painter, Angelos Akotantos, who lived in Venetian-held Crete. The artist was a prominent member of society during his life and a significant number of icons bearing the signature The Hand of Angelos has been preserved, along with his hand-written will, which brings into focus his personality. […]

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Time. People. Their stories
Benaki museum Main Building |

A study of the concept of theatricality outside the confines of a stage

The exhibition attempts to create a discourse between recorded history and that which remains unwritten, between the official story and the traces of small everyday stories through time;

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Theophilos : Works from the Collection of the Emporiki Bank
Benaki museum Main Building |

The exhibition contains a group of twenty paintings from the art collection of the Emboriki Bank of Greece. It offers the public an opportunity to see up-close a representative sample of the oeuvre of this painter from Mytilene, which records in his characteristic manner his involvement with painting. The works in the collection include a selection […]

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Zizi Makri.China 1956 : Prints and Drawings
Benaki museum Main Building |

This exhibition is a tribute to the oeuvre of Zizi Makri (born in 1924), a major figure in engraving, mosaic and tapestry. The exhibition will show pieces inspired by her travels in China in 1956, a series of woodcuts and pastels created using on-site sketches as their starting point and drawing on the visual experiences […]

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Headdresses : Souvenirs of encounters with Asian cultures
Benaki museum Main Building |

The exhibition will showcase approximately 100 hats, head bands, fezzes, straw hats, children’s caps, wedding wreaths, diadems, brooches and other head coverings and decorations, basic accoutrements of traditional clothing, that bear witness to ethnic features, and reveal the history, beliefs, customs and aesthetic preferences of the people who wear them. As souvenirs collected by Ioanna […]

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