The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens: The National Museum of Contemporary Art has opened its gates in the renovated Fix Building on 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 October 31st, 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 and the upcoming exhibitions and events to be hosted.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art was originally established in 1997, being funded by the then Ministry of Culture and Sports. Yet, its operation began in 2000.
Before finding its permanent home in the neighborhood of Neos Kosmos, near Koukaki, the exhibitions were presented in different artistic venues in Athens. More specifically, from 2003 to 2008, the Athens Concert Hall, the Athens School of Fine Arts and some public spaces hosted the museum's exhibitions, while from the last day of September 2008, it was housed at a section of the Athens Conservatory.
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The renovation of the former Fix Brewery on Kallirois Avenue was completed in February 2014 and the museum moved there 15 months later.
In February 2020, the museum opened its doors, ready to welcome the public.
The permanent collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art includes artifacts of major artists such as Chryssa, Gary Hill, Jannis Kounellis, Costas Tsoclis and Stephen Antonakos. The museum’s main aim is not only to showcase significant works of art by Greek and foreign artists but also to sensitize and educate the public on the context and aesthetics of contemporary art as well as promote and facilitate scientific research on artistic matters.
The National Museum of Contemporary Arts is open to the audience from 11:00 to 19:00 on a daily basis, except for Thursdays, when it is open until 22:00, and Mondays, when it is closed.
There are many ways to reach the National Museum of Contemporary Art from any location in Athens.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked 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) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.
Car rental: There is the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the National Museum of Contemporary Art and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.
By metro: The closest metro station is Syngrou Fix (Red Line). Note that the National Museum of Contemporary Art 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 (Route 6, Syntagma-Pikrodafni). Get a map of the tram here.