Emfietzoglou Gallery Museum


The Emfietzoglou Gallery Museum is an art gallery in Athens, Greece. It is sited in Marousi near the Athens Metro station. Its founder Prodromos Emfietzoglou gave his private art collection of over 500 works to the public.

The Emfietzoglou Gallery Museum
Νέα Πινακοθήκη Συλλογής Εμφιετζόγλου
Established1999 (opened to public)
LocationFoinikon Str., Anavryta, Marousi, Athens 151 26
Coordinates38.05886364989725°N 23.824190679880157°E / 38.05886364989725; 23.824190679880157
TypeArt Gallery
Collection size~750 works
FounderProdromos Emfietzoglou
Public transit accessAthens Metro stations:
Marousi station
WebsiteNo official website

These days the Emphietsoglou gallery offers a review of 750 works of modern Greek art including some of the best paintings from the last 200 years.

History


Since 19th century Prodromos Emfietzoglou and his family due to their interest in Greek art were collecting works of various Greek painters. Their passion in combination with many artists' donations led in 1999 to the foundation of the museum. Today the collection is composed of paintings, sculpture, photography, engravings and video installations.

The Gallery


The museum is cited in Maroussi in 3.000 m2 area next to the collector's residence. Today there are about 750 works of 260 Greek artists. The works are distributed in the museum's building, in the surrounding open area and some are exposed in the collector's residence but in spite of this spatial division visitors are allowed to visit all the works. The last years several educational happenings are arranged. It is calculated that about 20.000 students took part in these happenings.

"To kryfó scholió" by Nikolaos Gyzis, 1885/86, Oil painting. (Emfietzoglou collection)

Collection


The collection of the Gallery includes major artworks by notable Greek artists such us:

Visitor information


  • Location: Foinikon Str., Anavryta, Maroussi, Athens 151 26, Greece, Athens, Greece
  • Tel.: 0030-210-8097100
  • Opening hours: Sun 10 am - 6 pm - Educational programms:Teu-Wed 9.45 am, 11.30 am.

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