Theocharakis Foundation [Museum Profile]


Where: Athens (9 Vasilissis Sofias Ave & Merlin St)

In a few words:
The Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music organises regular temporary exhibitions focusing on an interdisciplinary dialogue between music and the visual arts.



Situated next to the Greek parliament building, the Theocharakis Foundation aims to encourage the public to enter into a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary dialogue with music and the visual arts, to promote the work of Greek artists abroad and to develop networks facilitating collaboration and exchange.



What you will see:
The Theocharakis Foundation organises regular temporary exhibitions on an annual basis, as well as concerts, lectures, seminars and other activities.
Special emphasis is placed on attracting younger visitors, familiarizing them with music and the visual arts, cultivating their artistic sensibilities and making them feel at ease within a museum context.
The building also hosts on its fifth floor the permanent collection of the Greek painter Spyros Papaloukas (1892–1957), whose style combined post-impressionist influences with the Byzantine art.

Some of the temporary exhibitions that have been organised by the foundation include:

  • Maria Callas: The Myth Lives On
    15 May–30 Sep 2017
    A personal perspective of the woman behind the legend

  • By the Sea: Sea themes in Neo-Greek Painting
    15 Feb – 7 May 2017
    From the Greek National Gallery’s and the E. Koutlides Foundation’s collections
  • Pablo Picasso-Jean Cocteau: The Pioneers of Modernism
    3 Nov 2015–28 Feb 2016
    An exhibition exploring the long friendship between the two avant-garde artists



Opening hours:
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday (Oct-May): 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Closed: August 1 – 25

Ticket prices (2017)*
*Prices for temporary exhibitions fluctuate. On average:
Full admission: €6-€7

Reduced admission: €3-€4
1. Elderly, over 65 years old, upon display of ID or passport
2. Students, upon display of student ID or passport

Free admission:
Unemployed Greek citizens, upon display of unemployment card

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