The Night of Museums 2012
B & M Theocharakis Foundation |

The Night of Museums is celebrated for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday, May 19th 2012 with the participation of museums from all over Europe. The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music opens its doors, inviting a wider public with free admission from 18:00 until 03:00 for a special night experience in its hospitable spaces, including the following events:

Free admission to the current exhibition “Christos Caras: Synopsis 1959-2012″. Christos Caras will participate in the celebration and sign catalogues and silk-screens.

At 18:30 “The code of short dragon” theatre play will entertain children 6-12 years old and their parents bringing them into contact with the creative source of music and language. Duration: 60 ‘.

Lolek, one of the greatest songwriters of the modern Greek stage, will present at the Auditorium of the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation a special acoustic set with songs from both “Alone” and “Sea urchin” albums, as well as a selection from his favorite songs. Concert start time: 21:30.

Furthermore, Yelp dance team will present a special choreography, a silent world of bodies, alive through the works of Christos Caras, drawing mainly inspiration mainly from the artist’s work “The silent world of a remote seaside,” in which the abstract forms are blended in the landscape. Concept-choreography: Mariela Nestora. The event takes place in the context of the 11th Dance Festival of Greek Choreographers. Hours: 21:00, 22:00 and 23:00.

Additionally, open screening of the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick will be on show at the Foundation’s Auditorium in dialogue with Christos Caras “space poetry” artworks. Showtime: 00:30. Duration: 141′.

Moreover, the art lighting team Beforelight (, will present a light installation at the lobby of the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation. The linear arrangement of the coloured lighting of the lobby will give anew sense of welcome to the public. The event will conclude with the draw of 3 go-return air-tickets for thenew destinations of Air France (Marseille, Nice, Toulouse) from Athens!

Café Merlin will serve a special menu with greek delicacies, inspired by the theme of the current exhibition and the Art Shop will provide discounts up to 70% on selected items (posters, silkscreens, catalogues, decorative art objects, puzzles).

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