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Nestoridion Melathron

Museum of Modern Greek Art at the City of Rhodes

Collection activities        

     The museum of Modern Art in Rhodes holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Greek Art of the 20th

Century. The collection consist of an extensive number of paintings and prints , along with smaller number of sculptures , drawings and valuable documents by the most renowned  Greek artist.

      Maleas,Parthenis,Theofilos,Tsarouchis,Bouzianis, Chanzikiriakos, Ghikas,Moralis,are some of grand names that embody it's collection of more than 1000 artworks .Founded in 1959 and widely acclaimed as leading contemporary  art institution with manifold activities (important shows publications ,site specific installations ,educational programmes ,seminars , participations in international fairs and exhibitions etc)  the museum offers tothe viewer an invaluable insight to the true cultural identity of Modern Greek Art.

The Venues

   Owing  to the foresight and efforts of it's founder , Mr Andreas Ioannou ,the Museum has had the fortune of housing it's  collections in an  independent historical building ,located near the entrance to the medieval town of Rhodes ,Simis square . In the  late 50's it was the first art gallery of the Greek art to acquire  permanent istallations.

      Gradually the Museum has been expanding it's venues ,mainly due to the constant enrichment of it's collection and the increasing need for temporary shows. The centre of Contemporary Art Museum is located in the heart of the Medieval Town ,on Sokratous street. The annual art project MoTeR, which aims at promoting contemporary   artist from all over Greece ,takes place there.

       Nestoridion Melathron ,is a three-story venue with all contemporary museum facilities ,such as a museum shop ,a multimedia room, a library and  preervation  - renovation labs.

 

  •  1st Floor  Greek Art up to 1960 

                  Landscapes-still Life Portraits-Every daylife-scenes.

 

  •  2nd  Floor  Greek Art from 1960 to the   present day

                     Issues in contemporary artistic  expression   .

 

    The presentation of these works of art has been based primarily  on their thematic similarities and not their chronological proximity  . The secondary criteria  were the historical periods and art movements involved.

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