Alex Mylona– Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum Alex Mylona, founded in 2004, is situated on the fringe of the Athens Archaeological Park within the historic Thission area. It provides visitors with a rare journey into contemporary art through the work of the Athenian sculptress Alex Mylona and periodic contemporary art exhibitions.
It exhibits works from the 50-year career of the sculptress Alex Mylona, including her beautiful works on marble, copper, iron and bronze. The museum also exhibits drawings and paintings on two out of the three levels. On the first floor, exhibitions of contemporary Greek and foreign artists are periodically presented, in collaboration with the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.
The building of the museum is an impressive neoclassical structure built in 1920 by the architect Vasilis Tsagris and accordingly renovated so that it gives access to people with special needs. From the wonderful terrace, visitors can get a perfect view of Athens from Lycabettus and Acropolis to Keramikos. The museum is accessed from Monastiraki and Thissio metro stations.
The museum organises contemporary art exhibitions, educational programmes, musical and theatre performances and other events including lectures, discussions on subjects related to aesthetics, art history and the organisation of museums and collections. It also organises book presentations and art projects, meetings with artists and bazaars.