Museum of Greek Folk Art, Athens

Museum of Greek Folk Art, Athens

This museum dedicated to Greek handicrafts is located in Plaka, Athens. It has vast collections of exhibits representing folk art from all parts of the country.

The Museum of Greek Folk Art opened its doors to the public in 1973. The building has three floors with a wealth of objects depicting the richness of folk art in Greece. It also has a library with 5000 books on folk art and crafts, folklore and ethnology, photographs, film and audio archives. The museum organizes programs for children including pottery classes and shadow theater performances. On the last day of the carnival, it hosts a festival where folk dancers from every part of Greece perform.

Exhibits displayed at the museum include embroidery, weaving, pottery, metalwork, wooden handicrafts, religious and secular silver work, folk paintings and objects made of carved stone. It has a permanent exhibition of paintings by Greek folk artist Theofilos Chatzimichail including murals removed from a house in Mitilini. The top floor has a display of costumes from all over Greece worn by Greek men and women for festivals and weddings. The museum seeks to show visitors the work done by rural people in the different regions of the country.
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Sight Name: Museum of Greek Folk Art
Sight Location: Athens, Greece
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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