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Visitor Information

You can now watch the taped sessions online.

Visitor Information

The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA) and the Onassis Cultural Center are located in Olympic Tower in the heart of midtown Manhattan, at 645 Fifth Avenue, entrances on 51st and 52nd Streets, between Madison and Fifth Avenues.

Onassis Cultural Center

The OCC is under renovation. For information about upcoming events click here.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
(Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day)

Exhibition Space
Coats and secondary bags must be checked.
The use of cameras and cell phones is not permitted.
Strollers are not allowed.

Wheelchair accessible.

Entrances on 51st or 52nd Streets between
Madison and Fifth Avenues.


#6 train to 51st Street and Lexington Avenue; the E train to 5th Avenue / 53rd Street; or the B, D, or F trains to 47-50 Street - Rockefeller Center (at 6th Avenue).

The closest parking facilities to the Olympic Tower

Parklex Garage:
345 Park Avenue (Between 51st and 52nd Streets) New York, NY 10154
Tel: (212)-421-0630

Central Parking System:
17 E 54th St (Between Madison and Fifth Avenues) New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212)-644-7429

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During your Visit

The Parthenon Marble Casts Collection

On display in the Atrium of the Olympic Tower is The Parthenon Marbles Cast Collection of the City College of New York. The collection was acquired in 1852 and was one of the first sets of Parthenon marbles casts to come to the United States. Although not complete, the casts served an important educational function in the C.C.N.Y. art department's studio and art history classes for more than one hundred years. In 1992 they were placed in storage, awaiting necessary restoration.

Contemporary Art at the Atrium

Exhibitions of contemporary art, including photography and architecture, take place in the Olympic Tower Atrium, and also include specially commissioned installations by international artists inspired by Hellenic culture.

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