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The MCA organizes occasionally events of wider interest, addressing the general public. In that way, the museum aims to introduce its work to a larger audience, attract new friends and create closer ties with the community, while at the same time guaranteeing funds for its cultural activities.

2013


 

DAY / NIGHT 2013
Saturday 18/5, 10.00 - 24.00, Free admission

The Museum of Cycladic Art takes part for the consecutive sixth year in the international celebration for the Museums’ Night & Day, opening its doors to the public with free admission from 10.00 until 24.00.

Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Eleutherna on Crete; A Homeric site revealed

The lecture is scheduled for Friday, May 10th, 2013 as part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual series “Lectures in Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art” dedicated to the fondest memory of Dolly Goulandris, founder of the MCA.

Meet the Princesses!
in a late night opening

2012


 

MUSEUM DAY & NIGHT 2012
19 & 20 May 2012_Free admission
Talk: The Biennale as an institution in Greece

The directors and curators of the Biennale Athens, Xenia Kalpatzoglou and Poka- Yio and the curators of Bienale Thessaloniki, Marina Fokide and Paolo Combo, are having a conversation about the Bienale event in Greece.

 

2008


Touching Art
Touching Art
17 September - 20 October
Program of accessibility for people with visual impairments

As part of the exhibition "Five seasons of the Russian avant-garde" the MCA hosted a parallel exhibition of 32 reproductions in tactile form for people with visual impairments. The exhibitions was part of a wider program coordinated by the Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition was met with enthusiastic response opening the way for more similar projects in the future.

 

2007


SACRED MONSTERS
SACRED MONSTERS
with Sylvie Guillem and Akhram Khan
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Hellenic Festival (dance performance)

The Hellenic Festival in collaboration with the Museum of Cycladic Art, organized the performance SACRED MONSTERS, an unconventional meeting between the European and Indian dancing traditions, as represented by the internationally acclaimed ballerina Sylvie Guillem and the superb Indian dancer Akhram Khan. The music was composed by Philip Sheppard. The performance was sponsored by the Lavrentiadis S.A. company and Estee Lauder.

 

2006


PUSH
PUSH
with Sylvie Guillem and Russel Maliphant
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Hellenic Festival (dance performance)

The Hellenic Festival, in collaboration with the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Lavrentiadis S.A. company, organized the dance performance PUSH with the international acclaimed ballerina Sylvie Guillem. Guest in the London Royal Ballet and a real muse for many contemporary choreographers, Sylvie Guillem presented an unexpected program combining classical ballet and modern dance, prepared and co-performed by the important English dancer and choreographer Russel Maliphant. The program consisted of four parts (Two, Shift, Push, Solo), the last two being presented in world premiere.

The new mascot of the MCA
The new mascot of the MCA
March 11-12 / 18-19

Special events for the presentation of the new mascot of the MCA were organized for two consecutive weekends in March 2006. The new mascot is a vividly coloured version of a unique Cycladic figurine of a seated male who holds a cup in his right hand, as if “proposing a toast”. It has been selected both for its archaeological value and because it symbolizes a feast and the joy of life. The artistic adaptation was made by Christine-Joanna Lambrou.

Activities included theatrical performances for kids, puppet-shows, story-telling, workshops in painting, ceramics, and jewellery, guided tours to the collections, educational games etc. The success of the event is reflected on attendance figures approximating 5.500 visitors, mostly kids. All revenues were offered for charity purposes to MDA ellas (Muscular Dystrophy Association). The events were sponsored by LAVIPHARM.

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