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Athens Sights

Museum of Cycladic Art

  • Neofitou Douka 4 Map It
  • Kolonaki
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 09/02/2014

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Also known as the Nicholas P. and Dolly Goulandris Foundation, and funded by one of Greece's richest families, this museum has an outstanding collection of 350 Cycladic artifacts dating from the Bronze Age, including many of the enigmatic marble figurines whose slender shapes fascinated such artists as Picasso, Modigliani, and Brancusi. The main building is an imposing glass-and-steel design dating from 1985 and built to convey "the sense of austerity and the diffusion

of refracted light that predominate in the Cycladic landscape," as the museum puts it. Along with Cycladic masterpieces, a wide array from other eras is also on view, ranging from the Bronze Age through the 6th century AD. The third floor is devoted to Cypriot art while the fourth floor showcases a fascinating exhibition on "scenes from daily life in antiquity." To handle the overflow, a new wing opened in 2005. A glass corridor connects the main building to the gorgeous 19th-century neoclassic Stathatos Mansion, where temporary exhibits are mounted. There is also a lovely skylit café in a courtyard centered around a Cycladic-inspired fountain, a charming art shop, and many children-oriented activities all year round.

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Neofitou Douka 4, Athens, 10674, Greece

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210-722–8321-through 210/722–8323


Sight Details:

  • €7 (half-price Mon.)
  • Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10–5, Thurs. 10–8, Sun. 11–5

Updated 09/02/2014


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