Dec 2016 – Mar 2017
5000 years ago
Since no written documents of the Early Cycladic period survive, this exhibition attempts to “read” in a simple and straightforward manner the social structure, activities, living environment, and, where possible, convictions and beliefs of the Cycladic islanders in the Early Bronze Age (3,200-2,000 BC) through their creations.
Τhe exhibition is organized by the Museum of Cycladic Art in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and it houses 191 ancient artefacts:from its own collections, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades (98 artefacts come from the Museums of Naxos, Apeiranthos,
Syros and Paros) as well as the National Archaeological Museum and the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum.
The exhibition is organized with the financial contribution of the Associated Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation.
Cycladic figurines, in their present form, with their simple shape and clean outline, became popular through their association with abstract art by 20th-century artists like Modigliani, Brancusi, Matisse, and Picasso. Viewed primarily as works of art, they were often presented in a strictly typological manner, without reference to their creators’ cultural sphere.
The exhibition “Cycladic Society 5,000 Years Ago” aims to fill that void and explore the daily life and undertakings of the Cycladic islanders 5,000 ago!
The exhibition is organized with the financial contribution of the Associated Paul and Alexandra Kanellopoulos Foundation.
Located at: Neofitou Douka 4, Athina 106 74MORE INFO