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Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

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Address: 5 Cheimarras Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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The Μuseum of Contemporary of Crete constitutes a modern exhibition space...

The Μuseum of Contemporary of Crete constitutes a modern exhibition space of high specifications roughly 1000sq.m. Its permanent collection includes roughly 550 works.On its central space presents part from the works of its Permanent Collection while it entertains periodical exhibitions of Pan-Hellenic and International content

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The building is one of the attractions.

The exhibition that we visited was of high quality items, mainly paintings, but, for me, the delight was the building itself. An old building gutted and rebuild to a high spec... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The exhibition that we visited was of high quality items, mainly paintings, but, for me, the delight was the building itself. An old building gutted and rebuild to a high spec with varying floor levels and room sizes. A delight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A converted Venetian house gives a beautiful space for the art work. Sadly some was disappointing, perhaps simply a personal view.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

...smaller than Centre Pompidou but larger than my backyard. You would honestly not have expected a real eye opener in Rehymnon, but the effort has merits and it changes from the sights of the ever shopping, sweating tourists. Plus, it has aircon :) Some interesting pièces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Interesting and thought provoking - about the migrant crisis and about our sense of self and how it feels to be an outsider amongst other topics.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Nice building housing changing exhibitions. The one we saw was slightly harrowing and very interesting. They had a film playing in the entrance hall which showed other exhibitions that have been on. Inexpensive to visit and a pleasant change from the tourism outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Wow, an exhibition the really challenges your thinking. This exhibition focuses on the challenges and the hardships of failing economies and of immigration on individuals and communities in Greece and Syria. The images and the video commentary clips are powerful and hard hitting. A fantastic visit in a lovely environment which meant the content of the displays had prime focus.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

There is a new exhibit about the human story behind the economic crisis in Geece and Syria. It is disturbing and very powerful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

What a great idea to place a contemporary art museum in the heart of so much classical beauty ( the Venetian city of Rethymno). It is a small museum, with a permanent collection and several temporary exchibitions. The one we saw was a mixed media one called Nature Morte and it showcased a few Greek artists trying to capture the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Well-designed gallery. Relevant and stimulating exhibitions. Pleasant staff. On some days entry is free, including the thursday we went, but we insisted on making a contribution anyway, to the apparent surprise of the charming person in charge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

This is a good exhibition space showing a variety of contemporary art (depending on your personal taste they range from interesting, admirable, baffling, a-waste-of-time!) A highlight was a video lasting six and a half minutes entitled "Mirror" by Christea Mary which held our attention from start to finish. On Thursdays there is no charge for entry.

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