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New Municipal Gallery of Athens

  • Leonidou and Myllerou Map It
  • Metaxourgeio

Published 02/15/2017

Fodor's Review

One of Athens's oldest neoclassical buildings—an architectural jewel set in the rapidly-regaining-its-former-glory Metaxourgeio neighborhood—became the new home of the city's Municipal Art Collection in 2010. The former silk factory, designed in 1833 by Danish architect Hans Christian Hansen, now houses almost 3,000 important art works from leading 19th- and 20th-century Greek artists (most of the works were acquired during the 1930s and '40s). The renovated building was inaugurated with a major showing of the Economou Collection (he's a well-known Greek businessman and art collector) and will continue hosting its municipal permanent collection as well as an evolving calendar of temporary exhibitions and events.

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Leonidou and Myllerou, Athens, Attica, 10436, Greece

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Published 02/15/2017


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