ATHENS – The Museum of Cycladic Art exhibition Homecoming: Cycladic Treasures on Their Return Journey runs through October 31, 2023 and has inspired a collection of gifts available now at the museum’s Cycladic Shop, in person and online.
The exhibition is the first step of the historic agreement between the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which was ratified by the Greek Parliament on September 9, 2022, foreseeing the gradual return to Greece of 161 Early Cycladic antiquities of unique archaeological value from the American collector Leonard Stern. Fifteen of these antiquities are presented for the first time worldwide, in Athens, at the Museum of Cycladic Art.
In time for the holiday gift-giving season, Greek and foreign creators have designed figures and shapes inspired by the Cycladic culture of the 3rd millennium BC, transferring their simplicity and usability to the modern era in gifts for the home and office, objects of daily use made of white marble, unique handmade ceramics and vases, marble sculptures – faithful copies from the permanent Collections of the Museum, decorative vases and planters inspired by the simple forms of the ancient Cycladic vases, are just some of the suggestions.
Also in the Cycladic Shop selected publications and the catalog of the exhibition Homecoming: Cycladic Treasures on Their Return Journey with texts and edited by Dr. Ioannis D. Fappas. The catalog includes introductory texts on the culture of the Cyclades of the 3rd millennium BC, a presentation of the antiquities of the exhibition and unique photographs of the exhibits themselves and of the Cycladic landscape.
The catalogue also includes short forewords by Dr Lina Mendoni, Minister of Culture and Sports of the Hellenic Republic; Max Hollein, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Kassandra Marinopoulou, President and CEO of the Museum of Cycladic Art.
Shop online: https://cycladic.gr/shop.
Delivery is available around the world. Every purchase from the Cycladic Shop supports the work of the Museum.
Cycladic Shop Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Thursday, Friday: 10 AM-8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-5 PM