Situated on the fringe of the Athens Archaeological Park, within the historic Thission area, the
Museum Alex Mylona
which was founded in 2004, provides visitors with a rare journey into contemporary art through the work of the Athenian sculptress Alex Mylona and
periodic contemporary art exhibitions
Alex Mylona was born in Athens in 1923. In 1945 she attended the Athens School of Fine Arts where she studied sculpture under the supervision of Professor Michalis Tombros. Alex Mylona participated in a number of international exhibitions, while she also represented Greece at the 30th Biennale in Venice, the International Fair of Montreal in Canada (1967) and various Biennale exhibitions in Brussels, Alexandria, Buenos Aires and Budapest. In 1986 the
Greek National Gallery
granted Mylona its showrooms for a retrospective exhibition.
In 2007, Museum Alex Mylona was donated to the
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
(MMCA), and has been the Athenian annex of the MMCA since then. MMCA is the first museum of contemporary art in Greece, founded in 1979 by a group of visionary citizens of Thessaloniki. Its permanent collection is based on the Alexandros Iolas donation.
The museum organizes
contemporary art exhibitions
educational programmes, musical and theatre performances, other events including lectures, discussions on subjects related to aesthetics, art history and the organization of museums and collections, book presentations and art projects, meetings with artists, happenings and bazaars.
Dennys Zacharopoulos is the artistic director of both MMCA and MAM and responsible for the programming of exhibitions.
The text was kindly provided by the Museum Alex Mylona - Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art