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Andros: Art & Culture at the Aegean

02 April on en   museum-two

White chapels and stone houses, water mills and pebbled alleys, old ruins, venetian towers & dovecotes, hilly roads and breathtaking gorges, olive and fruit trees, lush vegetation and running waters, bees, butterflies, goats & rams, all together compose a diverse and contrasting  landscape which, along with the sandy beaches and the glorious crystal waters of the Aegean, forms this most elegant yet unspoilt Cycladic island, Andros.
So it is no coincidence that Vassilis and Eliza Goulandris, notable art collectors and members of the international jet set during the fifties, chose Andros to gradually establish one of the most important 20th Century Art museums in the Mediterranean, the Andros Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).  Vassilis (Basil) P. Goulandris, businessman &  shipowner, born in Andros in 1913, and his lifelong companion, Elisa Karadontis, created Greece’s first and only Museum of Modern Art, which they adorned with their extensive private collection of paintings and sculpture. The Goulandris Foundation bearing both their names, a non profit organization which now administers the museum, was established to enhance and promote their cultural and charitable concerns.

Come to Andros this summer. Between your swims and strolls, you will have the chance for a close look at pieces of art which have marked the 20th century – every year the museum boasts a new, internationally acclaimed collection.

Visit www.moca-andros.gr to find out more about the summer 2013 collection

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