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Past Exhibitions


  1. TRANSITION TO CHRISTIANITY
    Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century AD

    December 7, 2011 – May 14, 2012

    The vibrant and complex life of the Eastern Mediterranean during a time of reinvention and renewal will be the subject of a major new exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center in Midtown Manhattan.
  2. Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece
    October 5, 2010 - January 3, 2011
    The age-old figures of Herakles, Odysseus, Achilles and Helen continue to fire the popular imagination today—and so does the concept of heroes, which began with the stories and images of these and other fabled Greek characters...
    1. The Origins of El Greco: Icon Painting in Venetian Crete
      November 17, 2009 - February 27, 2010
      The Onassis Cultural Center presented an extraordinary group of 15th and 16th century paintings, including early works by El Greco...
    2. Worshiping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens.
      December 10, 2008, - May 9, 2009
      The galleries of the Onassis Cultural Center in New York are transformed into evocations of ancient Greek sanctuaries, each filled with artistic masterpieces assembled from international collections,
    3. From the Land of the Labyrinth: Minoan Crete, 3000-1100 B.C.
      In collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Archaeological Museums of Crete
      March 13 - September 13, 2008

      The exhibition presents more than 280 artifacts and works of art from the ancient land of Crete, most of which have never been shown outside Greece. These fascinating objects seen together bring to life the story of Crete's luminous Minoan culture...
    4. Giorgio de Chirico and Greece: A Voyage Through Memory
      October 31, 2007-January 6, 2008
      "Greece has inspired artists through the ages, but there are some things so beautiful they can only be imagined."
    5. Athens-Sparta
      NEW EXHIBITION BRINGS LACONIC AND ATTIC ARTIFACTS TO THE U.S. FOR THE FIRST TIME
      December 6, 2006 - May 12, 2007

      Athens-Sparta, an exhibition of rare archaeological artifacts and works of art from Athens and Sparta, Greece, opened at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York City on December 6, 2006.
    6. From Byzantium to Modern Greece: Hellenic Art in Adversity, 1453-1830
      December 15, 2005 - May 6, 2006
      "From Byzantium to Modern Greece: Hellenic Art in Adversity, 1453-1830," an exhibition of treasures from the Benaki Museum examines the evolution of Hellenic art and culture during four centuries of tumultuous change under Venetian and Ottoman occupation.
    7. Alexander the Great: Treasures from an Epic Era of Hellenism
      December 10, 2004 - May 28, 2005
      From December 10, 2004 until May 28, 2005, the Onassis Cultural Center presented Alexander the Great: Treasures from an Epic Era of Hellenism, an exhibition featuring a variety of rare Macedonian artifacts including portraits of the legendary Greek king...
    8. Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past
      January 22 - April 15, 2004
      With the special supplement to the exhibition STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE: ANCIENT GREEK CHILDHOOD AND THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT
      The Onassis Cultural Center will present Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past...
    9. From Ishtar to Aphrodite
      UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS
      October 23, 2003 - January 3, 2004
      Highlights Hellenic Influence on the Island's Cultural Development

      New York, NY, August 7, 2003 - From Ishtar to Aphrodite: 3200 Years of Cypriot Hellenism, an exhibition presenting art and artifacts from the island of Cyprus spanning the Late Bronze Age (circa 1400 B.C.) to the end of the Hellenistic period (circa 100 B.C.) ...
    10. DESIGN & ORIGINAL EXHIBITS FROM THE ACROPOLIS COLLECTION
      March 6, 2003
      Beginning on March 6, 2003, the Onassis Cultural Center will present The New Acropolis Museum, a multi-media exhibition on the new museum designed by Bernard Tschumi. The Museum is being built to house all the archaeological findings from the Acropolis
    11. Post-Byzantium: The Greek Renaissance
      November 6, 2002 - February 19, 2003
      15th - 18th Century Treasures from The Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

      Post-Byzantium: The Greek Renaissance, an exhibition of rare treasures from The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens opens at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York on November 6, the first exhibition in the United States to focus on this area of art history.
    12. SILENT WITNESSES
      EARLY CYCLADIC ART OF THE THIRD MILLENNIUM BC
      April 9 - June 15, 2002

      In collaboration with The Hellenic Ministry of Culture
      The exhibition brings together selected objects from the collections of major American and Greek museums, and other groups of artifacts found in the context of systematically excavated cemeteries in the Cyclades...
    13. "ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW TEN YEARS OF DIAKONEIA 1991-2001" TRIBUTE TO THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW
      March 8 - March 11, 2002
      His All Holiness The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew honored the official opening with His Presence
    14. Micro-Sculptures
      November 1, 2001 - February 10, 2002
      IDOLS OF THE STONE AGE TO THE HELIX OF CONTEMPORARY GENETICS, from the permanent collections of the ILIAS LALAOUNIS JEWELRY MUSEUM, Athens

      Over 200 objects have been chosen from the permanent collections of the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum to display the work of the Academician Ilias Lalaounis.
    15. Classical Memories in Modern Greek Art
      October 24, 2000 - March 26, 2001
      Organized by The National Gallery of Greece under the Auspices of The Hellenic Ministry of Culture In one of the most important cultural events of this kind outside Greece, 52 paintings and sculptures of major modern and contemporary Greek artists....

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