EXHIBITION

Cycladic Society

5000 years ago

Introduction

Cycladic figurines, in their present form, with their simple shape and clean outline, became popular through their association with abstract art by 20th-century artists like Modigliani, Brancusi, Matisse, and Picasso. Viewed primarily as works of art, they were often presented in a strictly typological manner, without reference to their creators’ cultural sphere.

The exhibition “Cycladic Society 5,000 Years Ago” aims to fill that void and explore the daily life and undertakings of the Cycladic islanders 5,000 ago!

The exhibition is organized with the financial contribution of the Associated Paul and Alexandra Kanellopoulos Foundation.

What was Cycladic flora and fauna like 5,000 years ago?
What were the nuclei of Cycladic society?
How was Cycladic society stratified? 
How did the islanders subsist? (farming, animal husbandry, hunting, fishing, farming?) 
Did the islanders practice shipbuilding, weaving, and basketry? 
What were their forms of entertainment?
What role did music, drink, and dance play in their lives?
What were their rituals and cults?
What do we know about their religious beliefs?


In 2016 the Museum of Cycladic Art celebrates 30 years of creative presence with an exhibition entitled “Cycladic Society 5,000 Years Ago” open from early December 2016 to late March 2017.

Since no written documents of the Early Cycladic period survive, this exhibition attempts to “read” in a simple and straightforward manner the social structure, activities, living environment, and, where possible, convictions and beliefs of the Cycladic islanders in the Early Bronze Age (3,200-2,000 BC) through their creations.

Τhe exhibition is organized  by the Museum of Cycladic Art in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and it houses 191 ancient artefacts:from its own collections,  the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades (98 artefacts  come from the Museums of Naxos, Apeiranthos, Syros and Paros) as well as the National Archaeological Museum and the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum.

The exhibition is organized with the financial contribution of the Associated Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation.


CURATOR AND MUSEOLOGICAL DESIGN
Prof. N. Chr. Stampolidis

Sections

1.    Social nuclei
2.    Activities
3.    Social life
4.    Social hierarchy
5.    Life and death – Beliefs and cults

Video

Images

Info

General Admission: 7€

Reduced entrance fees
- seniors (over 65) 3,5€
- students, 19-26 years old 3,5€
- groups of 15 or more 5€ (each)

Monday entrance fee 3,5€

Opening Hours
Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 to 20:00
Sunday: 11:00 to 17:00
Tuesday: closed

*On Saturday, March 25 2017, the Museum will remain closed.


Free admission

- kids and young persons under 18
- visitors with disabilities and their companion
- members of the MCA
- archaeologists
- archaeology and art history students
- members of ICOM - ICOMOS
- journalists
- qualified guides
- teachers accompanying school-classes participating
in educational programmes
- parents accompanying their kids for the
Saturday’s & Sunday's programme

Free guided tours on Thursdays {18.30} and weekends {12.00 & 15.00} upon presentation of valid admission ticket.

Εxhibition Team

CURATOR AND MUSEOLOGICAL DESIGN

Prof. N. Chr. Stampolidis
Collaboration: Ioulia Lourentzatou

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
GR 405-ARIS ZAMBIKOS
Project Manager: Ioanna Mougkasi

GRAPHIC DESIGN
BEND

CONSERVATORS – MOUNTING
Yannis Damigos, Kostas Pantazis

TRANSLATIONS IN ENGLISH
Maria Xanthopoulou

FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT
Athanasios Masouras, Dimitris Vorvolakos

COMMUNICATION
Eugenia Christodoulakos
Stella Tsagkaraki,
Lida Karanikolou
Maria Basagianni
Lena Economides

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES
Marina Plati, Eleni Markou

PRINTING - OFFSET
BM Digital Printings & Haidemenos S.A.

ARTIFACTS TRANSPORTATION
Orphee Beinoglou S.A.

ARTIFACTS INSURANCE
Eurolife ERB

SHOWCASES
Emmanouel Lignos S.A.

TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTIONS - PEDESTALS
BALLIAN TECHNIKI S.A.

LIGHTING DESIGN
F93-Yannis Ioannidis

Special thanks for her invaluable help to  
Dr Stavroula Economou, Curator MCA

        
Τhe exhibition is organized  by the Museum of Cycladic Art in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and it houses 191 ancient artefacts: from its own collections,  the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades (98 artefacts  come from the Museums of Naxos, Apeiranthos, Syros and Paros) as well as the National Archaeological Museum and the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum.  
The exhibition is organized with the financial contribution of the Associated Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation.

  • organization
  • collaboration

Exhibition Sponsors

  • Collaborating Institution
  • sponsor
  • official air carrier sponsor
  • product sponsor
  • hospitality sponsor
  • promotion support

media sponsors