Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art


in short

The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Macedonian Centre of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Industrial Design are a citizens’ initiative, unique in the history of the Greek contemporary arts field. The Museum's collection includes more than 1800 works - paintings, sculptures, video art works, assemblages, installations, engravings and photographs.
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Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

in detail

Since the Museum was founded, its Collection features works by Greek and international artists, and is constantly enriched through new donations by artists and significant collectors, such as Alexandros Iolas, Franz Geierhaas, Magda Kotzia, Alexandros Xydis and Dimitris Meimaroglou. Among others, the Collection includes works by artists such as A. Akrithakis , A. Apergis, K. Varotsos, G. Zoggolopoulos, O. Zouni , V. Canaris , C. Tsoklis, N. Kessanlis, Y. Moralis , D. Mytaras, Pavlos, D. Oppenheim , Niki de St. Phalle , Takis , V. Velickovic, A. Warhol, as well as by sculptor Alex Mylonas, who donated her collection to the Museum and also to the Museum Alex Mylona, which she established in Athens.

Among the most significant exhibitions that have taken place in the Museum are the solo presentations of works by A. Warhol , Skolimowski, Beckamnn, Abbas Kiarostami, Perdikidis, Antonakos, Tomatore, Dean Tavoularis. Defraoui, Bouteas, Moralis and most recently Damien Hirst: also, the group exhibition Europe Exists, curated by Harald Szeeman and Rosa Martinez.

The Museum's specially designed educational programs make a significant contribution to initiating children into the world of contemporary art. In the Museum 's specially equipped spaces, take place workshops for children aged 3.5-13 years old , through which children get acquainted with art , its practices and techniques, as well as with artists whose work is presented in the Museum contemporary shows. In addition to this , programs for school groups with emphasis on interactivity take place , as well as guided tours for various groups and adults.

The Museum's  Library numbers 3.000 titles (books on art history , catalogues of solo and group shows) and its Amphitheater is fully equipped for events , matinees etc. The Museum's recently  refurbished shop sells art works ,decorative and utilitarian contemporary design objects , jewelry and of course the Museum's publications and other publications dedicated to art.

The Museum has received awards on numerous occasions, from institutions such as the Municipalty of Thessaloniki (1993), the ''Friends of the Melina Merkouri Foundation''(2007), the Benaki Museum (2008) and the Thessaloniki Rotary Club (2010). Most resently, the Museum received an award from the EU Operational Program ''Information Society'' (2009).

The Museum is supported by its Friends and cooperates with several of the country’s educational, cultural and financial institutions. Thanks to its unique history, owed to personal relations that have evolved through voluntary action, the Museum is supported by the State, through funding for special projects and operating costs.
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General admission: 4,00 € Students: 2,00 € School groups: 1,00 € Adult groups: 3,00 € Groups from cultural vocational training institutes (IEK, Manpower & Employment Organisation): 2,00 €
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Visitor entrance

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
Egnatia 154 (on the grounds of Thessaloniki International Fair)
54636 Thessaloniki
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Opening Times

11:00 - 15:00
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Summer Opening Hours (16 May - 14 September)
Tue-Sat: 10:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 21:00
Sun: 11:00 – 15:00;

The Museum is closed on mondays and on the following public holidays: 1 January, 25 March, 1 May, 15 August, 26 & 28 October, 25-26 December; "Clean Monday" (1st day of Lent), Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday.

The above hours apply to the Museum Gift Shop and Café as well. - The exhibition portal for Europe