The Goulandris Museum of Modern Art celebrates its first birthday with free entry to the Museum!

The Goulandris Museum of Modern Art celebrates its first birthday with free entry to the Museum!

It was on October 4 last year that a bunch of enthusiastic school children from the local Pangrati primary school inaugurated Athens’ new museum housing Modern Art Masters from Basil and Elise Goulandris’ private collection. The Museum celebrates its first anniversary by welcoming visitors with free admission via online pre-registration and extended opening hours.

The day will be marked by the presentation of an extensive photographic tribute to the chronicle of the construction of the B&E Goulandris Foundation in Athens, by the photographic gaze of the distinguished practitioner of the art of the lens Christophoros Doulgeris, entitled “In the Making”. It is a journey through the construction of the project and the narration of the erection of the museum through photographic works-documents.

Visitors to the museum on 4 October, will have the opportunity to win prizes through contests which will take place throughout the day: Membership packages, unique products from the Shop, private guided tours, and many more. Your entry ticket counts as your registration at the contest “One year at the Museum”. To read the terms and conditions, click here.

The day will also see the start of a big BAZAAR with up to 70% off exhibition catalogues, posters and collectors’ items from the Foundation’s exhibition activity from 1979 until today.

*To ensure the smooth flow of visitors and avoid overcrowding, please observe your chosen timeslot regarding your visit, both upon your arrival and your stay at the museum.

A year at the Museum:

The first year of the operation of the new museum of the B&E Goulandris Foundation in Athens comes to a close under unprecedented circumstances at times of unexpected health occurrences. As a result of the spread of the new coronavirus, the museum’s operation was suspended for three months –from March to June 2020- just five months after its opening. Despite the difficulties and challenges with which it was faced during its opening period, the B&E Goulandris Foundation managed to complete a year’s operation having realised its founders’ vision: to create a museum in Athens which offers a broad audience the opportunity to come into contact and become acquainted with the Art they so loved.

Goulandris Museum

Goulandris Museum

From Wednesday 2 October, when it opened its doors to the public, until today, the museum has been embraced and welcomed visitors of all ages, who have got to know the rare collection of works of modern and contemporary art, have toured the museum and participated in numerous educational and cultural activities.

The Director of the B&E Goulandris Foundation, Kyriakos Koutsomallis said, “We would like to think of the past year as both a conclusion and a prelude. It will mark the end of negative events and the start of a new age which will return us to the sphere of normality. In any case, we will do everything possible for the heart of the dream of our Founders, to keep beating strongly during our second anniversary year”.

Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Athens



Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm, on Fridays from 10am to 10pm. Closed on Mondays.
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