View of the Art Gallery from the main square

Exhibition Hall (Level II)

Ir. Hariati-Pramantioti (1991)
E. Averoff
Bronze 53x38cm (relief)

The origin of most of the museum's permanent works is from the Evangelos Averoff-Tossizza Collection.

Evangelos Averoff - Tossizza had for many years dreamed of creating a high quality museum of modern Greek art in Metsovo, his hometown. With that end in view, he collected 200 paintings and sculptures and over the years formed what is considered one of the most representative collections of the period.

In 1988 he constructed the three-storey building which houses his collection, and donated both paintings and building to the Foundation which bears his name.

Per. Pantazis (1880)
Street urchin eating

Oil on Canvas (155x95cm)

The Averoff Gallery is a museum of modern Greek art. It consists of paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings by Greek artists of the 19th and 20th century.

N.Vokos (1859)
Peasant girl
Oil on canvas
On permanent exhibition is a representative collection of 250 works by the greatest Greek artists of the last two centuries: Gyzis, Tsokos, Doukas, Pantazis, Roilos, Tsingos, Economou, Xydias, Altamuras, Nikolaou, Geralis, Spyropoulos, Volanakis, Kogevinas, Hatzis, Rallis, Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas, Flora-Karavia, Prosalendis, Maleas, Aravantinos, Lembesis, Iakobides, Sabbides, Parthenis, Germenis, Vyzantios and others.

In the museumís five large exhibition rooms one can see the history of Greek art and its five main trends brought up to the present day through the work of contemporary artists, such as: Malamos, Moralis, Botsoglou, Prekas, Moustakas, Paniaras, Sorongas, Tetsis, Fasianos and others.

Photo Gallery

In addition to the museumís permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions are organised with works from other museums and private collections.

The themes of the exhibitions vary and may cover specific aspects or periods of Greek art, retrospective of group exhibitions on the work of artists and other themes of interest. The goal is to renew and enrich the museumís collections with material that is interesting and stimulating to the general public.

Information regarding the dates and content of temporary exhibitions, discussions and other cultural events appears in the daily press or can be obtained by contacting the museum.

Children's Workshop
Children visiting the Averoff Gallery can take part in various educational and creative activities. In the Childrenís Workshop, young visitors are free to experiment and create their own work of art. If they wish to take part in an organised group, they can learn more about materials and techniques, styles and movements in art, and meet with some of todayís artists.

If visiting the Gallery for the first time, children can become acquainted with the museum and its paintings through the pages of two specially planned activity books which also work as selfguided tours. ("Letís explore the Averoff Gallery" for children aged 6-9, and "Getting to know some of the themes of Greek Painting" for children aged 9-13).

Other museum publications, games and creative activity books are available for use within the Gallery or can be obtained from the museum shop.

The Averoff Gallery is a three-storey building.

There are five main exhibition halls in which the museum's permanent and temporary collections are housed.

Open air exhibitions are held on the ground floor terrace. A small exhibition of children's painting can be seen in the children's workshop, where young visitors are free to create their own work of art.

In the museum shop, situated on the second level, one can find books, posters, cards, puzzles and other gifts.

The terrace cafe is open in the summer only.


Main Office:
59 Marathonodromon Street,
Psychiko 154 52, Athens, Greece
tel. +30-210-6778244, fax +30-210-6715543


E. Averoff Gallery
Metsovo 442 00, Greece
tel. +30-26560-41210 or +30-26560-42617

Email: mcc@forthnet.gr

The Gallery is open everyday and holidays except Tuesdays.
10.00 a.m.- 4.30 p.m. (15 Sept - 14 July)
10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. (15 July - 14 Sept)