30 November, 2005
An exhibition titled "From the Byzantium to modern-day Greece-Greek art in adverse conditions 1453-1830" will be inaugurated at the Onassis Cultural Centre in New York on December 14 and will include Greek art masterpieces of the foreign occupation era from the Benaki Museum.
The exhibition is dedicated to a period of Greek culture which is little known to the public, in contrast to the international splendor of ancient Greek art and increased interest in the Byzantine art of medieval Hellenism.
Pictures, paintings, wooden sculptures, embroidery, costumes, jewellery, ceramics, rare publications, maps, weapons and relics are included among the exhibits covering the age between 1453 and the founding of the modern Greek state in 1830.
According to the organizers, "the target is to present an era from the long history of Hellenism, which no matter how unknown and underestimated it may be is all the more interesting and exciting through the exhibition."
The exhibition will be presented at the Onassis Cultural Centre until May 6, 2006.
Source: Athens News Agency