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Vorres Museum

Vorres Museum includes works of contemporary art and is located on the east of Athens.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1960 Beginning of construction during this decade.

    2005 Completion.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Vorres Museum covers a historical span of 4000 years with over 6000 exhibits, and is housed in buildings complexes with courtyards in the area of Peania. The interesting coexistence of contemporary and folk art and architecture make it special. Its collections are divided into two main sections. The first includes paintings and sculptures by leading Greek artists from the second half of the 20th century to the present day, many of whom live and work abroad. The Spyropoulos Foundation collection with 250 works by the painter Giannis Spyropoulos is also housed here. The second section is a set of traditional houses of the Greek countryside, together with a large part of their equipment, such as furniture, carpets, icons and objects of daily use. This ensemble also includes two towers (the so-called “Turret”), which have not been restored, but architecturally reformed. The verdant courtyards are reminiscent of courtyards from antiquity to the 19th century and serve as “museums” of Mediterranean flora.

What I can't see

The museum was created by the art collector Ian Vorres. It was completed after many decades and after gradual merging of buildings and additions. Contemporary architects Frangiskos Goulielmos and Pericles Palios respected the work of earlier architects Michalis Fotiadis and Associates. Vorres Museum is considered one of the best in the world in its category.



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