Τhe Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC. It was founded in 1986, to house the collection of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Since then it has grown in size to accommodate new acquisitions, obtained either through direct purchases or through donations by important collectors and institutions.
The MCA is housed in two separate buildings, which are connected by a glass-roofed corridor: the Main Building, housing the permanent
collections and the New Wing, and the Stathatos Mansion, housing the temporary exhibitions.
The Stathatos Mansion, work of the Bavarian architect Ernst Ziller, is one of the most important extant examples of Neoclassical architecture in nineteenth-century Athens. Since 1991 it houses temporary exhibitions and the offices of the museum. The building is accessible both from the corner of Vasilissis Sophias Avenue and Irodotou Street, and from the Main Building, via a closed passageway leading from the atrium.
The Main Building, at 4 Neophytou Douka str., was built in 1985 by the architect Ioannis Vikelas to house the permanent collections of the MCA. The builidng has 4 floors with galleries, occupying in total approximately 2,300 sq. m., storerooms, workshops, and offices.
General Admission: €7
Monday Admission & Reduced entrance fee*: €3,5
Group Visits (groups of 15 or more): €5 / person
REDUCED ENTRANCE FEE
– seniors (over 65)
– students – 19-26 years old
– Cycladic Friends
– kids under 18
– visitors with disabilities and their companion
– archaeologists and art history students
– members of ICOM – ICOMOS
– Greek unemployed citizens, with their current unemployment card – press
– qualified guides teachers accompanying school-classes participating in educational programmes
– parents accompanying their kids for the Saturday’s & Sunday’s programmes