Friends of Music Society - Athens Concert Hall - Exhibition - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Friends of Music Society - Athens Concert Hall

For partial funding for the organization of the arts exhibition "Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka and their Time Period." The exhibition took place from October 23 to December 30 2007, at the Athens Concert Hall.

This was  the first time that masterpieces of the great painters Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka have been displayed in Athens.  The works on view comprised the core of the "Austrian Spring," a movement that profoundly influenced the evolution of modernism.  Also on display were works of contemporaries of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka.  The exhibit allowed viewers to comprehend the creative trends and currents that gave rise to the birth of modernism, including a secular point of view that appears in many works.
The exhibit contained 70 paintings, including the seminal self portrait by Kokoschka and Schiele’s Dead Mother.  The works spaned the conclusion of the nineteenth century up to 1920.
The Friends of Music Society is a non-governmental organization founded in 1953 with the objectives of constructing a building to house the Athens Concert Hall and developing a Music Library. Other aims were to support and promote Greek works of music, encourage new artists, and run educational and research programs throughout the country.

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