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12 January 2017 Start
12 February 2017 End
Thursday & Sunday: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm Friday & Saturday: 10.00 am - 10.00 pm Time
Greece Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Annexe, 138 Pireos & Andronikou St., Athens

Tel.: 210 345 3111
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Finnish Architects Gazing upon Greece

13 January – 12 February 2017

Although, geographically, northern Finland and southern Greece seem to be far away from each another, are close, or at least closer than anyone could imagine. This is evidenced through the Finnish architect travelers of the 19th and 20th century in Greece, who highlighted this relationship regarding the connection with the antiquity, but also with the place and its modern architecture. 

The exhibition  presents sketches and photos by the Finnish architects who traveled around Greece as: G.T.C. Chiewitz (1815-1862), Jacob Ahrenberg (1847-1914), Usko Nyström (1861-1925), Hilding Ekelund (1893-1984) και Alvar Aalto (1898-1976). 

Furthermore, there will be a selection of their texts. All these architects have traveled in Greece, in order to study the classical Greek architecture, which they used as a model for their projects. 

Duration: 13 January – 12 February 2017 (Opening: 12 January 2017, 6.30 p.m.)

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