The Cycladic Collection of the Museum of Cycladic Art (4, Neophytou Douka str., Athens) is one of the most important collections of its kind worldwide. In the gallery are exhibited more than 350 objects made of stone, marble, clay and metal, obsidian cores and blades, all of them representative creations of the Early Cycladic culture (3200-200 BC). Among the exhibits, the marble figurines, depicting nude female figures in their majority, form a distinct category. Their austere simplicity and abstract quality have inspired artists of the 20th century, such as Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore.
As part of a long-standing collaboration between the Museum of Cycladic Art and Bryn Mawr College (USA), each summer two archaeology students from Bryn Mawr are interning at the Museum of Cycladic Art. As part of their training, the students are asked to give tours to visitors to the Cycladic Collection of the museum.
The tours are free of charge, included in the Museum’s entrance fee, and will be given every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10.30 and 12.30. Free admission for the Museum Friends.