(Closed to public) The National Museum of Contemporary Arts has opened its gates in the renovated Fix Building in Kallirrois Avenue and welcomes loyal enthusiasts and new visitors alike to dive into the seductive world of contemporary art. The much anticipated opening took place on 31-10-2016, with the presence of the director, personnel and renowned artists as well as the press, highlighting the excitement of all contributors for the new home of the museum, as well as the upcoming exhibitions and events to be hosted.
The National Museum of Contemporary Arts was originally established in 1997 its operation began in 2000. The Fix Building has always been the museum’s base, however the exhibitions were hosted in various places during the building’s restoration, such as the Athens Concert Hall, the Athens Conservatory etc. The permanent collection includes artefacts of major artists such as Chryssa, Gary Hill,Jannis Kounellis, Costas Tsoclis, Stephen Antonakos to name but a few while the museum’s main aim is not only to showcase significant works of art of Greek and foreign artists but also sensitize and educate the public on the context and aesthetics of contemporary art as well as promote and facilitate the scientific research on artistic matters.
EMST is situated at Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str and is usually open to the audience from 11:00 am to 19:00 pm on a daily basis, except for Mondays. The facilities are within a short walking distance from the metro station “Syggrou-Fix” while for more info regarding the upcoming exhibitions and guided tours, please visit the official website: www.emst.gr.
How to get there
There are many ways to reach the National Museum of Contemporary Arts, from any location in Athens.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Athens with as little as 13 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the National Museum of Contemporary Arts and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.
By metro: The closest metro station is “Syngrou Fix” on line 2. Note that the National Museum of Contemporary Arts is located within a 2-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Olympiaki”. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.
By tram: The closest tram stop is “Fix” on Routes 1 and 2. Get a map of the tram here.