Sunday, February 5, 2012

Unknown Treasures in the National Gallery Collections p.A

Part A

Unknown Treasures in the National Gallery Collections was the last major event that was organised before the National Gallery embarks on its expansion project.

Featured works from the National Gallery and Evripidis Koutlidis Foundation collections,  we wished to bid our farewell to the old museum by displaying a selection of the important works scheduled to form part of the permanent display after the completion of the expansion project.

With twice as large a display area, the new National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum will be able, not only better to preserve the artistic heritage of Greece in its collections, but also to mount exhibitions featuring a far larger number of works for the benefit of the public; a wider-ranging exhibition agenda, moreover, will be made possible.


The unknown treasures of the National Gallery that was on display in this exhibition can claim a place in the light, not only thanks to their high quality, but also because they shed new light to the narrative of Modern Greek art history.


Picasso's Woman's Head was given to Greece in 1949 in recognition of the country's resistance to Nazi Germany. It was stolen after the exhibition.

The National Gallery curators who selected these works were called upon to explore this uncharted territory....  [  source + info

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