Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki - Villa Mordoh

Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki – Villa Mordoh

The Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki is located in the east side of Thessaloniki, close to the sea. It was founded in 1966 and it is has three exhibition venues, the Villa Mordoh building, the Casa Bianca and the Cultural Center. Vila Mordoh, was build in 1905 with designs of the architect Xenophon Paionidis and it is characterized by an eclectic style which was common at that era. It is known with this name from a family that used to own it and lived in the building until 1940.

The works of artists from Thessaloniki make up the most important of the Gallery’s collections, in terms of quantity and quality. The exhibits grew over the years not always on a systematic way. Thus, at the present the Gallery hosts various collections. The one from the Thessalonian artists is representing three generations of artists starting from the beginning of the century and ending up until 1967 (1st period:1898–1922, 2nd:1923–40, 3rd:1941–67). It also hosts the Modern Greek Engraving Collection, the Collection of Byzantine and Postbyzantine Icons, which covers a period of six centuries, the Modern Greek Art Collection, and the Sculpture Collection.

The visitor can also see some hosted exhibitions that are organized on a regular basis, take a guided tour (booked in advance) and read in its related topic library room. The Gallery also produces various publications to promote its activities. The Gallery also participates in some of Thessaloniki’s festival by hosting related topic exhibitions etc.

Address: Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas 162, 54646, Thessaloniki, Greece
Open Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00-14:00 and 18:00-21:00, Saturday: 18:00-21:00 and Sunday: 10:00-14:00
Phone: 0030 2310425531
Website: Thessaloniki Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Museum

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