The exhibition which moved and charmed the public and critics alike in the US, where it was staged at the Onassis Cultural Center, New York, has now come to Greece! On the initiative of the Onassis Foundation and in collaboration with the Acropolis Museum, the unseen world of emotions in the personal, social and political life of antiquity is brought into the light in Greece's premier museum.

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The Acropolis Museum joins forces with the Onassis Foundation, an organization which has been contributing to Culture and Education for 42 years, in a rare and significant partnership. The end result is co-staging in Athens the “εmotions” exhibition, which scored such a huge success at the Onassis Cultural Center, New York.

Exhibits from the world's greatest museums tell stories of emotions in ancient Greek art through the gaze of the Acropolis Museum. As the Museum's President, Professor Dimitris Pantermalis, explains: "This is an unusual archaeological exhibition which focuses on the portrayal of the 'ethos of the soul' in 129 ancient art-works. Using surprisingly simple but powerful means, the ancient artists depicted bright emotions like desire, love, lust and shame, but also dark passions like madness, fury, revenge and heartbreak".

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On Tuesday 20 June 2017, the Acropolis Museum’s opening anniversary, eight years of operation are completed during which the Museum received over eleven million local and international visitors that passed through its doors and enjoyed its exhibits. The Museum publicly expresses its thanks to all of them. Read more.

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The Acropolis Museum celebrates International Museum Day on Thursday 19 May 2017 and European Night of Museums on Saturday 20 May 2017, with a series of events for visitors.

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The Acropolis Museum celebrates documenta 14, the fourteenth edition of the art exhibition documenta that takes place in Athens, with a cooperation that includes light, sculpture and design. Read more.

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