Museum of Cycladic Art
The museum houses a notable collection of artifacts of Cycladic art and occasional exhibitions.
Small, private collection museum, houses possibly the best collection of Cycladic art in the world. Unique art of the cycladic islands, 4.000 years old looks “modern” still today. The 1st floor of this exceptional private museum is dedicated to the iconic minimalist marble Cycladic figurines, dating…
Beautiful Neolithic and Bronze age collection of the Cycladic civilization (center of Aegean sea). Discover how the highly stylized abstract figurines of a prehistoric civilization influenced the Western Modern movement and artists like Modigliani, Moore and Brancusi.
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…
Cycladic Heritage Museum - School Visits - Family Trips- Exhibitions Lots of Cycladic Sculptures back at the Ancient Ages, where the Civilization first started in Greece!
“The Benaki Museum is one of the most interesting museums in the capital and has been open to the public since 1930. This historical and cultural museum shows the development of Greece through the ages. The collections include a plethora of exhibits that highlight the variety of cultures that have had a profound impact on the country. From Roman rule to Greek independence, the Benaki Museum gives you a great insight into Greek life and history.”
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