The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art opens again

Are you a modern art lover? Then the time has come for you to visit the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, marvel about 2000 works of contemporary art and browse over 2000 books at the scientific library.

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Importance

The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art is a museum that has introduced contemporary art to the Greek citizens and was closed due to the economic crisis. Now, it is open again and awaits for your arrival with a beautiful collection of artworks.

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History

In 1979, Thessaloniki unlocked a new gate into the world of the Greek cultural life with the opening of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum’s aim was to promote Greek and International contemporary art all over the world. The MCCA began as the first museum of contemporary art in Greece and it is widely known as one of the most important non-profit organizations in the country.

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The permanent collection

If you are planning a visit to the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, you will have the chance to discover a representative sample of the permanent collection of more than 2,000 works of art, including 47 “founders” works donated by Alexandros Iola.

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Educational Programs and Events

The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art organizes many educational programs for children and adults, art workshops, permanent collections as well as periodic ones. The museum also hosts musical events, lectures, seminars and book presentations on various cultural topics.

The upcoming exhibitions

The exhibitions that have been announced to be held in the Museum are:

  • The re-exhibition of the representative works of the permanent collection, until mid-December
  • The exhibition of works of Russian pioneer painters (Costakis Collection) from mid-December to mid-March
  • The exhibition with the works of 18 Armenian descent artists
  • In cooperation with the German Institute of Thessaloniki, a large exhibition is planned for the end of 2016 about the artistic production of the city (and the country) in the time of the German occupation, the civil war and the Jewish Holocaust (in cooperation with the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki).

 

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Café and Gift Shop

Amidst the installations of the Museum, one can also find the beautiful Café of MCCA, where visitors of the Museum can relax and drink their coffee. The café can also accommodate small-scale activities or special events.

Another place you should definitely visit before leaving the museum is the Gift Shop, featuring a wide range of the Museum’s publications, art books for adults and children, art-related educational and decorative items, artist-designed jewellery and other gift ideas.

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For more info: www.mmca.org.gr

Set off on an artistic journey

If you wish to delve into the modern art, plan your escape to Thessaloniki and arrange a visit at MCCA, located in the center of Thessaloniki, inside the area that belongs to the International Trade Fair. Combine your love for art with a luxury stay at The Excelsior, the ultimate 5 star boutique hotel in Thessaloniki center and enjoy a true artistic adventure.

 

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