Goulandirs Museum is now open!

Believe all the hype surrounding the new Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation’s Museum of Modern Art. If you haven’t visited the impressive, 11-floor space at 13 Eratosthenous Street and admired its impressive art collection – on par with museums in New York or Paris – you’d better get in line for an uplifting, aesthetic experience. Get seduced by a sensual feast of artists who defined and shaped modern art as we know it.

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
– Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh dreamt of painting and painted his dreams, the same could be said of Basil and Elise Goulandris, who with unwavering vision and passion spent their lifetime celebrating and collecting some of the finest contemporary and modern art masterpieces in the world, with the aspiration of sharing their splendour with their beloved Greece and more specifically, its capital Athens.

«A day, a night and some decades later… the birth of a museum» Read the whole article at Athens Insider website.

The aim of the museum is for it to be a hub for education, expression and cultural communication for both the locals and the masses of tourists that will be flocking to pay up close and personal homage to this incredible art collection. This won’t be a stuffy and exclusionary space; instead the 7,250 square meters, 11-floor venue will be a liberal and inclusive realm that will host regular, free workshops for kids and adults, readings in a stunning light-filled library with over 6000 of Basil and Elises’ personal art books, events in the restaurant run by the Ohh Boy team, the state of the art amphitheatre and the small recording studio.

 

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