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Art Galleries and Museums in Athens

National Art Gallery

The National Art Gallery is located in the neighbor of Ilissia, 50 Vassileos Konstantinos Av. It is the most important of the Art Galleries in Athens. It is the institution in Greece devoted to the Greek and Western European art with painting and sculptures of the 19th and 20th century.

The National Art Gallery exhibits today a collection of 9.500 paintings, sculptures and engravings as well as miniatures and furniture.
The most important collections of the National Gallery are:
- Greek Painting (19th - 20th century) 
- European Painting
- Greek Ministry of Culture

Museum-Art Collection of the National Bank

The Art Collection of the National Bank is located 86 Aeolou Street. The collection was formed since 1841, when the Bank was founded.

The collection exhibits 1.300 original works of paints and sculpture from famous 19th and 20th century Greek artists.

Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are the paintings of Nikiphoros Lytras "G. Stavrou and his sister", Costas Volonakis, "Sailing ships", Yiannis Tsarouchis, "Landscape".

Museum of Engravings and Graphic Arts of the Ionian Bank

The museum is located in the Ionian Bank, Plateia Metropoleos, and 10 Aghias Philotheis Street near the Cathedral church of Athens. It is the only Museum of this kind in Greece and one of the very few in Europe.

Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are: G. Kefalinos, "The Fox", D. Giannoukakis: "Vase with roses", A. Tassos: "Fishermen".

Athens Municipal Art Gallery

The Athens Municipal Art Gallery is located in the neighbour of Gazi, 51 Piraeus Av. The Municipality of Athens began to gather its collection of Greek art since 1923.

Today, the Municipal Art Gallery exhibits more than 2.355 works in which all the major Greek artists are represented. Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are the paintings of F. Kontoglou, G. Velissaridis, A. Giallinas.


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