Friday 20 January 2017


State Museum of Contemporary Art

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The State Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the northeast section of the Monastery of Lazariston in the area of Stavroupoli, in the western part of the city. A well preserved renovated building houses the museum which was founded in 1997.

Costaki collection and Russian Avant Garde

The permanent exhibition is the "Costaki" collection that includes more than 1200 masterpieces of Russian avant garde artists covering a wide range of art movements.In 2013 the Museum celebrates 100 years since the birth of the Greek collector George Costakis.

The museum is aiming to preserve and display precious works of contemporary art by Greek and foreign artists, to improve the public’s relation and appreciation towards modern art while promoting and improving art education. It also wishes to further develop scientific research related to issues surrounding the history and theory of contemporary art, as well as to provide help of academic standards to art historians and theoreticians who wish to specialize in museology.

The library of SMCA is organized according to international library standards and is open to the public with over 4000 titles of books and magazines about art. The books are classified into the following main categories: history, virtual art, architecture, sculpure, project, design, illustration, painting, engraving and printing techniques,decorative arts, applied arts, decorativeelements in architecture, arts general, cinema, photo.

The quiet atmosphere, the large number of exhibits some of which are hidden treasures and the low ticket fares make the S.M.C.A. one of the most interesting places to visit in Thessaloniki. In close distance you'll have the chance to visit the Zeitenlik WWI monument, one of the most historic places of Thessaloniki.

Ask for a guide here!

City: Thessaloniki - City Center
Official Website
Addresses: Kolokotroni 21 Moni Lazariston - Stavroupoli and Warehouse B1 Port of Thessaloniki
Warehouse programme
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00, Sunday from 11.00 to 15.00
Moni Lazariston programme
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 10.00 to 18.00
Warehouse Phone: +30 2310 593 270, +30 2310 546 683
Moni Lazariston Phone: +30 2310 589 140/1/3
State Museum of Contemporary Art is closed on 25 - 26 December, 1 January, 25 March, Orthodox Easter Sunday and 1 May

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