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Paris-AthensThe Birth of Modern Greece, 1675–1919

Upcoming

30 September 2021 – 7 February 2022

Paris-Athens

The Birth of Modern Greece, 1675–1919

#ParisAthènes

30 September 2021 – 7 February 2022

Overview

In 2021, Greece is celebrating the bicentenary of its independence; it was also 200 years ago, in 1821, that the Venus de Milo first entered the Louvre’s collections. This exhibition traces the cultural, diplomatic and artistic ties between Greece and France in the 19th century and shows how the rediscovery of Greek antiquity changed the European view of Greece.

Organised by:

Marina Lambraki Plaka, director of the National Gallery–Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens; Anastasia Lazaridou, director of Archaeological Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programmes, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens; Jean-Luc Martinez, president-director of the Musée du Louvre, assisted by Débora Guillon.

Remerciements
Sponsorship:

DS Automobiles, F. Marc de Lacharrière (Fimalac), Domaine Clarence Dillon, Imerys, The A.G. Leventis Foundation, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and Lusis.

In media partnership with

Le Point, The New York Times, Libération, GEO, Connaissance des Arts, Radio Classique and BFMTV.

In partnership with

FNAC.

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