How the Acropolis sculptures influenced the Western World
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How the Acropolis sculptures influenced the Western World

On the occasion of the Greek National Holiday of Tuesday 28 October 2014, the Acropolis Museum Archaeologist-Hosts will present visitors the effect of the Acropolis sculptures in the creation of Hellenic Renaissance in the western world. The occasion for this will be the quadriga with the goddess Nike from the collection of Theophil Hansen, the great architect of neoclassical buildings in Greece and central Europe in the 19th century.

The exhibit will remain at the Acropolis Museum until 18 January 2015 on loan from the Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art in Vienna and it is part of the exhibition “Hellenic Renaissance: The architecture of Theophil Hansen (1813-1891)” presented at the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music.

On 28 October the Acropolis Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with free entry for all visitors. Information about the program of the presentations will be available soon on the website

With the beginning of the winter opening times from 1 November to 31 March, the Acropolis Museum will open on Mondays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in order to accommodate the increased number of visitors in Greece during this time period. With this change, the opening hours of the Acropolis Museum will be as follows for the above time period:


Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.