The National Museum of Contemporary Art opened its doors in the renovated Fix building on Kallirois Avenue and welcomes loyal fans and new visitors to dive into the seductive world of contemporary art. The highly anticipated opening took place on 31-10-2016, in the presence of the director, staff, renowned artists and the press, highlighting the enthusiasm of all involved for the museum’s new home, as well as for the upcoming exhibitions and events that will be hosted.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art was originally founded in 1997 and began operating in 2000. The Fix building has always been the base of the museum, but exhibitions were hosted in various venues during the restoration of the building, such as the Athens Concert Hall, the Athens Conservatory, etc. The permanent collection includes items by important artists such as Chrysa, Gary Hill, Yannis Kounellis, Kostas Tsoklis, Stefanos Antonakos to name but a few, while the main objective of the museum is not only to display important works of art by Greek and foreign artists but also to raise awareness and educate the public about the context and aesthetics of contemporary art as well as to promote and facilitate scientific research on art issues.
The EMST is located at Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Franzis Str and is usually open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on a weekday basis, except Mondays. The premises are within walking distance from the metro station “Syngrou-Fix”, and for more information about upcoming exhibitions and tours, please visit the official website: www.emst.gr.
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