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Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

32 Mesologhiou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 31, Greece
+30 2831 052530
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worth seeing for those who like paintings

the Museum is located near the fortress in Himarass street; there are on display a permanent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brasov, Romania
Interesting Find

We really enjoyed this. Amongst all the old buildings it was a spacious and modern exhibition... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF CRETE The Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete which constitutes a modern exhibition space of roughly 1000sq.m, is situated in the heart of the old historical city of Rethymno, under the Venetian Castle and the Archaeological Museum. Its permanent collection includes roughly 650 works of Lefteris Kanakakis along with other works of contemporary Greek artists, covering a wide spectrum of Contemporary Greek art from 1950 until today. The works of the permanent collection are presented in the central space of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete (st. Mesologgiou 32), while temporary exhibitions of national and international content. At the same time, the Museum realises lectures, training programs and collaborations with institutions corresponding in Greece and abroad. Within the framework of Educational Sector of C.C.A., since 1996, have been operating Workroom of Fine Arts (st. Himaras 8) that are intended for children and adults. Since 1992 the Museum has presented 150 exhibitions. Guided tours for adults and children are offered on all exhibitions.
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32 Mesologhiou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 31, Greece
+30 2831 052530
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Museum is located near the fortress in Himarass street; there are on display a permanent collection of oil paintings and drawings by Lefteris Kanakakis,a local artist , but also paintings of modern Greek artists since 1950 ; the museum also organizes throughout the year...More

Thank Ulysses336
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We really enjoyed this. Amongst all the old buildings it was a spacious and modern exhibition space. The exhibits were really interesting.

Thank McKimmings
Reviewed 4 October 2017

....and having time to kill while Mrs LL was wandering and pestering shopkeepers, wandered in for a quick look. I'm not really a culture-vulture but I enjoyed the building, firstly; beautifully restored and rather elegant. The aircon was welcome, too. The art on display ranged...More

Thank lawdylawdy
Reviewed 28 July 2017

On the foot of the venetian fortezza, this museum leads the city to its future. Interesting pieces of art, this museum interacts with the city with its workshops, year round

Thank Miranda A
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is rather small but at just €3 (or €1.50 if you have a ticket from the fort) it's a steal. The building itself is very inviting and trendy, and feels welcoming. You probably won't spend longer than 30 mins to 1 hour in...More

Thank Jamie H
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.

Thank Brian H
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.

1  Thank maryDyffrynArdudwy
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...More

1  Thank Marc L
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.

1  Thank Ana T
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.

Thank maizedaisy
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