Going to museums back-to-back is one of my favourite hobbies even when I’m on holidays. During the summer, I visited Tinos island, where there were several interestings museums and I couldn’t resist visting some of them.
This is the home of Greece’s foremost sculptor, best known for the statue of a Sleeping Girl in Athens First Cemetery. The house has been transformed into a museum where you can see several pieces of his works along with everyday objects. This is also a great example of an island home of the previous century. Inside the museum there are several sketches, copies of his work and personal objects of the Greek sculptor.
Right next door to the Museum of Yiannoulis Chalepas, you will find this museum, presenting mostly sculptures and reliefs created by Tinian artists, or sculptors who have been educated in the island.
Costas Tsoclis is one the most important Greek artists for me, so visiting his museum in Tinos was one of my goals during my holidays. This museum is a must-visit for an art lover.
Ο Κώστας Τσόκλης είναι ένας από τους σημαντικότερους Έλληνες καλλιτέχνες για’μένα και γι’αυτό ένιωθα ότι πρέπει να επισκεφτώ το μουσείο του στην Τήνο. Έχοντας πάει στο μουσείο του, τώρα μπορώ να σας ότι αν ένας λάτρης της τέχνης επισκεφτεί την Τήνο, πρέπει να επισκεφτεί και αυτό το μουσείο.
Cultural Foundation of Tinos
I visited two exhibitions that were open at the time
Open Horizons, an Exhibition
The aim of Open Horizons was to introduce the Greek public to the works of three established Canadian artists—Ron Moppett, Allyson Glenn, and Colleen Heslin. The exhibition was a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation (1867–2017) and of the Canadian Embassy’s presence in Greece for the last 75 years.
An exhibition that aimed to act as an answer to the new forms of nationalism, xenophobia, and economic isolationism.
These are all the exhibitions I visited! Did you like them? Click here if you want to read my guide to Tinos island.