Museums in Athens
HERAKLEIDON MUSEUM EXPERIENCE IN VISUAL ARTS
|16, Herakleidon str., Thisio|
|Tel.: 210 3461981,
Fax: 210 3458225
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|A private museum space in the heart of Athens, under the shadow of the Acropolis, opened its doors to friends of the fine arts in the summer of 2004. The exhibition program consists of artists who play or have played an important role in the evolution of Art.
Mr. Paul Firos and his wife Anna-Belinda, collectors and art lovers, were inspired to create this new private museum by their love of neoclassic buildings and their commitment to preserve such buildings. This is combined with their desire to share with others their enthusiasm for the fine arts and thus contribute to the artistic life of Athens.
The museum's mission is to introduce visitors to the art of the exhibited artist, to show how the artist has evolved through the various important periods in his or her career, to explain the various techniques used by the artist to express his or her vision, and to help the visitors connect to both the artist's life and work. To accomplish this, not only will works of the artist be on exhibit, but also preparatory sketches, drawings, photographs and personal items. Audiovisual and other aids provide complete and detailed information on the life of the artist, each phase of his or her work, and his or her techniques.