Christmas At The National Gallery

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 07 December 2022
Christmas At The National Gallery

The National Gallery—Museum of Alexandros Soutsos has prepared a rich festive program addressed to the residents of Athens and Attica, both young and old. Activities include themed tours, innovative educational programs, festive bazaars, and many more!

In the Gallery’s main building, a special surprise awaits visitors and listeners on Thursday, December 22. ERT will be participating in the EPMAS’ Christmas events through its radio stations, Second Programme 103.7, Third Programme 90.9, and Cosmos 93.6, as well as their producers, who will be broadcasting live from the National Gallery for six hours, spreading the festive message everywhere.

The Gallery will also be running a series of educational programs like "The Pilgrimage of the Shepherds" and "Nativity," offering themed tours to families with children aged 3 to 12 years old. These programs aim to introduce young and old to the true spirit of Christmas, as captured by some of the greatest artists. At the same time, through the "Meet Pablo" educational program, children are invited to get acquainted with the fascinating world of Pablo Picasso.

As we count down to Christmas, the themed tours will continue with a journey through time titled "Religious Painting." From Domenikos Theotokopoulos and his "Concert of Angels" (1608-1614) to Steven Antonakos and his "White Iconostasis" (2003), visitors will be able to see how great artists have captured and continue to capture the magic of Christmas in such a unique way, even though the materials and forms have changed over the centuries.

Throughout the holidays, the EPMAS Store will be hosting bazaars with old and new editions, giving visitors the opportunity to buy unique Christmas gifts!

Festive programs will also take place in other parts of Greece, including the Gallery’s Nafplion annex and the Coumantaros Art Gallery in Sparta.

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Translated by: Codico Lab