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CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF  CRETE, the Municipal Gallery ‘L. Kanakakis' was founded in 1992.

It is housed in a Venetian building at the old city centre of Rethymno, below the Fortezza fortress and the Archaeological Museum. Its permanent collection includes paintings of Leuteris Kanakakis (oil, drawings, aquarelles) covering all his work.

The work of various contemporary artists is also presented, depicting a wide spectrum of Greek modern art since the 1950s. In 1995, Rethymno became part of the National Cultural Urban Network and, as a result, the Centre of Contemporary Art was founded. The Centre of Contemporary Art organizes periodic exhibitions of local, national and international interest, in collaboration with many organizations in Greece and abroad.

All events are accompanied by parallel activities (lectures, educational projects, seminars etc). The Gallery's activities include the printing of catalogues and other publications of educational or informational character. Since 1995, art workshops are organized with the support of the Gallery.

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City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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