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Exhibitions

13 November 2014 Start
1 March 2015 End
Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 - 17:00 Thursday, Saturday: 9.00 - 24.00 Sunday: 9:00 - 15:00 Time
Greece Benaki Museum, 1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave., Athens

Tel.: 210 367 1000 fax 210 367 1063
e-mail.: benaki@benaki.gr
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Friends and Patrons of El Greco in Toledo

November 13, 2014 - March 01, 2015

The exhibition is organized on the occasion of the quatercentenary of Domenikos Theotokopoulos’ death, focused on the presentation of the intellectuals, collectors and patrons who constituted El Greco’s personal close circle in Toledo, inspiring and supporting him, throughout his creative journey. 

The exhibition comprises important archival material from archives in Toledo (Archivo Municipal de Toledo, Archivo Provincial de Toledo, Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha) and Madrid (Archivo Historico de Protocolos de Madrid), manuscripts and books from the National Library of Spain (Biblioteca Nacional de Espana), as well as four portraits of El Greco from the collections of the Museo del Prado, the Museo del Greco in Toledo as well as from a private collection in London. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a rich scientific publication, edited by Art Historian Nikos Hadjinikolaou (Professor Emeritus of the University of Crete). 

Exhibition curators: Richard Kagan (Professor, John Hopkins University, Baltimore), Nikos Hadjinikolaou

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