The Museums of Modern Greek Art presents extensive painting and engraving collections as well as numerous sculptures, drawings and documents of historical value. The works of engraving and painting form a comprehensive collection of Greek art of the 20th century created by Greece's most eminent artists.
Some of these works of art are considered to be of great significance and have been selected in order to illustrate the development of modern Greek art. The central idea of all these collections is to present the history of Greece through the eyes and the soul of Greek artists of the 20th century.
The Museums of Modern Greek Art reflects the uniqueness and simultaneously the international character of Greece.
Three buildings comprise the Museums of Modern Greek Art in Rhodes.
- Municipal Art Gallery:
This historical building, located near the entrance of the Medieval Town in Symi Square, houses the collection of engravings and a portion of the permanent collection of sculpture. Known to the people of Rhodes as the “ Municipal art gallery” it also hosts many temporary exhibitions primarily of well-known Greek artists. Adress: Symi Square 2
- Modern Art Museum / Palaio Sissitio:
In 2000 the museum acquired the use of the "Palaio Syssitio" (Old Almshouse) building as an exhibition hall. It is situated in Socrates Street, the main thoroughfare in the Medieval Town. It houses the maps and engravings of Rhodes and other islands of the Dodecanese which were donated by Mrs. Zoe York. From time to time, the Modern Art Center organizes exhibitions of works of art created by contemporary artists. Adress: Socratous Str. 179
- New Art Gallery / Nestoridion:
In 2002 work was completed to convert a multi-story building, donated by Ioannis and Paola Nestoridis, into the newest addition to the Museum of Modern Greek Art. Since then, the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture is on exhibit there.
The Nestoridion is located in the picturesque Hundred Palms Square near the historic Grande Albergo delle Rose. It has a small open-air amphitheatre and a lecture hall. Educational programs, lectures and other events related to art are held there. Adress: Hundred Palms Sq., New City