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Greek Island of Delos to Host First Concert After Thousands of Years

The sacred, uninhabited Greek island of Delos will host a concert featuring Ukrainian, Russian, and Greek musicians on Monday, May 30, 2022. This concert will be the first of its kind to take place on the island, which is full...

The Stunning Roman-Era Thessaloniki Mosaics

A stunning "Mosaic of Summer" is being displayed digitally by the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, it was announced Saturday. 

Italy Set to Permanently Return Fragment of Parthenon to Greece

Italy intends to return the "Fagan fragment," a piece of sculpture from the Parthenon, to Greece permanently, according to a statement released by the Italian Culture Ministry on Friday. The fragment, which was formerly housed in the Antonio Salinas Museum...

Why Greek Statues Have Small Penises: Woman’s Lecture Goes Viral

A woman's explanation of why ancient Greek statues have small penises has gone viral on TikTok. Even a casual glance at classical sculptures in a museum will reveal that the penis on marble depictions of nude gods and heroes is...

Classical Greece and Mies Architecture at Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) and the Mies van der Rohe Society will co-host an event on Thursday, May 19th that will explore the blend of classical Greek influences and constructivist form in Mies van der Rohe’s architecture. Titled "Classical...

Derveni Krater: A Masterpiece of Metalwork in Ancient Greece

The Derveni Krater exhibited at the Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki is one of the most elaborate metal vessels from ancient Greece yet discovered. Found in 1962 in an undisturbed Macedonian tomb of the late 4th century B.C. at Derveni not...

Yannis Tsarouchis: The Voice of Modern Greek Art

Yannis Tsarouchis was one of the most prominent figures of Greek art.

Meet the Greek-American Who Makes Art Using the Sun

Greek-American artist Michael Papadakis utilizes the power of the sun to create art, a process known as "heliography."

The Ancient Art of Marble Sculpture Lives on at Greece’s Tinos

When one thinks of white, marble art and clear, cerulean waters of Tinos island, Greece comes to mind. The two are synonymous.

The Santorini Icon Painter Whose Work is Exhibited Around the World

The Santorini icon painter, whose work is exhibited around the world, is a quirky fellow-- intelligent, quick wit and maybe eccentric..

Eight Magnificent Greek Works of Art Found in Foreign Museums

The Parthenon Marbles are the most famous of all the Greek antiquities displayed in museums outside the country.

John Craxton: The British Painter with a Greek Soul

British painter John Craxton, who lived from 1922 until 2009, is known for his iconic depiction of his beloved second home—Greece. The life and work of this extraordinary philhellene are the subjects of a new exhibition called "John Craxton: A...

Iconic Louis Bourgeios Sculpture “Maman” on Display in Athens

Louis Bourgeois' iconic sculpture "Maman" is currently on display on the grounds of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens. The sculpture, which was created in 1999, will be on display for free in the Greek capital for...

10 Priceless Masterpieces in the National Gallery of Greece

The most long awaited re-opening is that of Greece's National Gallery, which houses countless masterpieces of Greek art.

Epic Tales of Love and Jealousy Between the Gods in Greek Mythology

Some of the most famous stories of love and jealousy come from tales of lust between the gods in Greek mythology. Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods, was not only known for being the most prominent deity in the...