CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF CRETE

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The Contemporary Art Museum of Crete is situated in the heart of the old historical city of Rethymno, under the Venetian Castle.  

Since 2009, it is housed in a contemporary exhibition space of high standards, more than 1000sq.m, that, after extension work took place, has recently incorporated the previous Municipal Art gallery “L. Kanakakis” (1992) and the Centre of Contemporary Art (1995).

Its permanent collection includes approximately 750 works. The collection includes works of Lefteris Kanakakis (oil paintings, drawings and watercolours) mirroring all the stages of his artistic work, along with works of contemporary Greek and international artists, covering a wide spectrum of contemporary Greek art from 1950 until today, from abstraction to digital art.

The works of the permanent collection are presented in the central space of the Contemporary Art Museum of Crete (Str. Mesologgiou 32), while in other alternative exhibition spaces the Museum hosts temporary exhibitions of national and international content. At the same time, the Museum organizes lectures and training programs and has collaborations with other institutions in Greece and abroad.

Since 1992, the Museum has presented 190 exhibitions, solo and group and has published 90 catalogues. Educational programmes and guided tours arranged by age group (children, adolescents, and adults) are offered daily at all exhibitions.

The Educational Sector and Art Workshops function within the wider context of the Museum’s sphere of activities, since 1996. The activities are carried out either on the premises of the Contemporary Art Museum of Crete or in a specially arranged space located at Str. Himaras 8, next door to the museum. Considering that creative expression is everyone’s right, the workshop is addressing children and young people, families and adults of all ages.

Contact:

Contemporary Art Museum of Crete

https://www.cca.gr/

32 Mesologhiou str., 74131 Rethymnon

T. (+30) 28310 52530

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Educational Section – Workroom of Fine Arts

8 Himaras str., 74131 Rethymnon

T./ F. (+30) 28310 57353

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Opening hours

1 May – 31 October

Tuesday – Friday              09:00 – 14:00 & 19:00 – 21:00

Saturday & Sunday          10:00 – 15:00

Monday                             Closed

1 November – 30 April

Tuesday – Friday              09:00 – 14:00

Wednesday & Friday       09:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 21:00

Saturday & Sunday          10:00 – 15:00

Monday                             Closed