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News: Greek museums
The poster of the Cycladic Art Museum's celebrations.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Day and Night at the Cycladic Art Museum

Saturday, May 18

The Museum of Cycladic Art celebrates with the international museum community “Day & Night at the Museum” opening its doors to the public with free admission from 10.00 am until midnight on May 18, 2013.

This year’s programme includes:

One hour tours of the museum’s permanent collections (6.00 p.m., 8.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m.). Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the permanent collections of the MCA with short interactive tours to all permanent collections (Cycladic art, Ancient Greek & Ancient Cypriot art).

Deste Prize winners 2013 (40 minutes tours at 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.). Every two years, the Museum of Cycladic Art in collaboration with the Deste Foundation presents the works of six artists. This year’s artists are: Maria Theodorakis, Elias Papailiakis, Michael Pyrgelis, Costas Sachpazis, Alexander Tzannis and Marianna Christofides.

Screenings in collaboration with the International Film Festival Opening Nights (participation by ticket, distribution begins 60 minutes before showtime): a) Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, by Matthew Akers (6:00 p.m., duration 106 min). b) Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, by Alison Klayman (9:00 p.m., duration 91 min).

A tribute to short experimental film artists of the 20th century, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Salvador Dali, etc. Curated by the artistic director of the Festival, Orestes Andreadakis (all day).

DJ Set by the producers of radio station En Lefko 87.7 (9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.)

Katerina Kafentzis (Kafka) and George Bakalakos (DAVID) together in a 3 hour dj set.

Outdoor Street Party on Neophytos Doukas str.

Activities for children

Tours for Children and Families (11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Duration 40 min) participation by ticket, distribution begins 30 minutes before the start.

Creative activities for children: a) Visual lab with prospective artists Deste Prize 2013 Alexander Tzannou and Elias Papailiakis (12:30-2:30 p.m., no booking fees),  b) At the same time, museum educators will lead short creative activities inspired by the museum’s permanent collection where children can create their own artwork (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., no booking fees).

‘The Happy Prince’ by Oscar Wilde, performed by the “Flying People”. For kids and and the young at heart! (12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Duration 75 min. Reservations necessary from May 13, 210 7294220, 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.).