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Lincoln Center Announces Transatlantic Public Arts Collaboration through SNF-LC Initiative

Mar 17, 2021
The inaugural collaboration between Lincoln Center and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation – Lincoln Center (SNF-LC) Agora Initiative will bring a free outdoor visual arts exhibition to New York City and Athens this summer.

The initiative seeks to reimagine and reactivate public spaces and the arts for a new era through international “Twin Agoras."

The Faces of the Hero exhibition will feature works exploring what a hero is and what heroism means by students from the Parsons School of Design and the Athens School of Fine Arts. The exhibition, starting in July 2021, will be part of Lincoln Center’s Restart Stages and the SNFCC’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

“Particularly vital at a time when travel is limited, the SNF-LC Agora Initiative endeavors to build bridges across the ocean, connecting us through art and public space,” commented SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos. “We hope the ‘Twin Agoras’ in Athens and New York City serve as a creative catalyst and valuable reminder of the importance of connection across people and cultures, and the many forms this can take. We look forward to the students’ interpretations of heroism, from the past to its new implication in the present.”

In December 2020, SNF announced support for the SNF-LC Agora Initiative as part of its $100 million global COVID-19 relief initiative.