The Museum of Cycladic Art was founded in 1986 and hosts the collection of Cycladic and ancient Greek art that belonged to Nikolaos and Dolly Goulandris. The museum is mainly housed in a neoclassical building designed by Ioannis Vikelas and is located in the centre of Athens, at 4 Neophytou Doukas Street.
In 1991 an extension was added to the main museum, the neoclassical mansion Stathatos, built in 1895 by Ernst Ziller, a famous German architect. The Stathatou Mansion is located at Vasilissis Sofias and Herodotus Streets and is connected to the main museum building by a corridor. The Stathatos Mansion hosts temporary exhibitions, while the main building of the museum consists of four floors with permanent exhibitions.
The ground floor houses the museum’s atrium and gift shop. The first floor houses the Cycladic collection with 350 exhibits found on Cycladic islands and includes small marble statues and marble vases. The 2nd floor includes exhibits from the Greek Bronze Age to the Roman period.
The 3rd floor features a collection of Cypriot antiquities. The 4th floor contains exhibits of ancient Greek art and figurines from the island of Keros, near Koufonisia. This collection belongs to Carlo Politis and was donated to the museum in 1989.
In the museum you will have the opportunity to see exhibits of Cycladic art dating from prehistoric to Roman times. These exhibits include mainly marble figurines characterized by their characteristic brilliance, almost modern form and simplicity.
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