Do you like modern and contemporary art? Then Athens is the place to be. There are many options to see modern art in Athens and all over Greece. Here we write about the Greek artist Yiannis Moralis, and the RETROSPECTIVE at the Benaki Museum
As we have mentioned in our monthly Newsletters, as well as various blog articles about Greek culture, Greece is not only a country where you can witness art, architecture, and culture of 500 to 3000 years old, but also a country where you can see a lot of modern art, contemporary architecture, as well as visit museums covering the living artists or those numerous famous Greek names and talents of the 20th century.
It is our pleasure to introduce you to very known Greek painter and one of Greece’s leading 20th-century artists. Yiannis Moralis.
Where you can see modern art in Athens?
The Benaki Museum – Pireos Street Annexe – organizes regular exhibits of modern and contemporary art, but Greek as well as foreign artists
(Be careful to go to the correct building, since there are 4 Benaki museums, spread over centre Athens).
138 Pireos & Andronikou St.
Closest metro station: Keramikos (Blue Line)
Note: Even if you are not fond of museums and modern art, it is worth visiting the Benaki Museum with its contemporary architecture, as well as the café and museum shop.
If you are interested in more tips and museums in Athens, click here to read our article about “Athens Today”.