Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art


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

Museum of Cycladic Art
Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης
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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 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
  • November 2006 - January 2007: Opy Zouni - Itineraries through light and colour
  • 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 | Organized by NEON
  • October 2015 - January 2016: Mario Merz - Numbers are prehistoric | Organized by NEON in collaboration with Fondazione Merz
  • 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
  • May 2017 - September 2017: Cy Twombly and Greek antiquity | Part of the Divine Dialogues exhibition series
  • November 2017 - February 2018: Mike Kelley - Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude | Organized by NEON
  • June 2018 - October 2018: George Condo - George Condo at Cycladic: The first major solo museum exhibition of the American artist George Condo in Greece
  • July 2018 - October 2018: Paul Chan - Paul Chan | Odysseus and the Bathers | Organized by NEON
  • June 2019 - October 2019 : Picasso and Antiquity - Line and clay | Part of the Divine Dialogues exhibition series
  • November 2019 - March 2020: Lynda Benglis - Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses | Organized by NEON

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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