Alekos Fassianos Museum


18 May 2023


Alekos Fassianos Museum

Neofytou Metaxa 15, Athens


In the context of the Athens City Festival of the City of Athens, the Alekos Fassianos Museum is pleased to invite citizens and visitors on Thursday, May 18, International Museum Day, for a visit.

The Museum will be open with extended hours, from 12:00 to 19:00, and the staff of the museum available to share more information about the museum.
The Alekos Fassianos Museum is housed in a building jointly conceived and remodeled by Alekos Fassianos and architect Kyriakos Krokos, which was completed in 1995.

On the foundations of today’s Alekos Fasianos Museum, stood once, between the 1930s and 1970s, the family house of the artist. It was a typical small neoclassical house with an inner courtyard and a tiled roof. The family settled in this house when his grandfather, Andreas, was appointed priest at the church of Agios Pavlos.
Growing up in this vivid Athenian neighborhood, he experienced the flourishing of theatres and cinemas and got acquainted with the small local trades and itinerant artisans and vendors such as the milkman and the cobbler.

In the late 1970s, the small house was torn down to become, at his mother Eleni’s request, a four story apartment building to house her children. Fassianos, who then lived in Paris, was devasted as he saw his house disappear together with his childhood memories. In the late 1980s, Fassianos expressed his desire to Krokos to create a museum, which would host his art collection. His idea was to alter and renovate his family’s apartment building to form a private exhibition space and apartments.

The Alekos Fassianos Museum is significant to the contemporary artistic and architectural map of Athens for its mastery in corrective intervention to an existing building and its intensive and precise crafting of surfaces. It is also one of the few museums in the world in which the complicity between artist and architect underpins a dialogue between the works and the space that houses them.

Closest Metro Station: Larissa Station

Metro to Venue: 4 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility No


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