National Hellenic Museum returns to Chicago


unded in 1983, The Museum is committed to displaying the comprehensive heritage and history of Greek culture. With thousands of artifacts, exhibits and programs, the National Hellenic Museum is a center for learning and societal exploration. Here, visitors can experience the story of Greek legacy. 

In addition to the standard sights, The Museum will launch two new exhibits at the reopening:

1. Resilience by HRH Prince Nikolaos

Resilience is a series of 19 works of art created by HRH Prince Nikolaos. Nikolaos is an internationally renowned photographer whose images are named as “Jewels from Greece,” by Sotheby’s Jewelry. As he debuts this exhibition in North America, he aims to display the powerful connection between nature and Greek culture. 

“Greece’s past, present and future is intertwined and inextricably linked with nature…” said Marilena Koutsoukou, curator of Resilience. “With this exhibition, [Prince Nikolaos] turns his lens to the Greek earth…[His] work encourages us to consider how the natural world impacts us and how we can preserve it for generations to come.”

2. Gather Together by Diane Alexander White

The second exhibition premiering at the reopening is Gather Together: Chicago Street Photography. Gather Together’s creator, Diane Alexander White, is a photographer of Greek American heritage. However, she currently resides in the Chicago area. This collection of photographs captures Chicago’s Greek celebrations and parades beginning in the 1970s. These photos encourage viewers to think about how cultural communities display pride in their identities via gatherings. These photographs will be available for viewing until April 30, 2023. 

Explore Greek culture and view these exhibitions at the National Hellenic Museum, open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $10 per person. Visit the Museum’s website for additional virtual exhibits.

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