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State Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 21 Kolokotroni, Thessaloniki 546 41, Greece
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This is a small interesting gallery located in the Expo area .Really struggled to find it but was glad I did.Interesting work featuring some local artists.Head for the large post... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 April 2015
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is inside an exhibition park, near the archaeological and Byzantine museums, with good light and space to show, and a lift for mobility challenged. Exhibitions presumably vary - this March the main focus was on violence, loss and famine- but it had to be that art could communicate without words since the labelling was Greek + German (... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I love the story of this collection- Mr. Costakis was a driver for the Embassy, not an art professional, not a diplomat, just a guy with a great eye who compiled this stunning collection. Seek it out-it is an easy trip on the #27 bus from anywhere on Egnatia and ask the driver where to get off for Moni Lazariston-... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We visited the "Malevitch and his followers" exhibition. Interesting for documentation, but a pity that only a small part of the famous Costakis collection was on display. Museography was extremely poor. We were really very disappointed. Only good point: entrance is free of charge.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Very important museum, both for its collection (the largest collection of Russian avant-garde) and for its building (Lazaristes Monastery).

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

This is a small interesting gallery located in the Expo area .Really struggled to find it but was glad I did.Interesting work featuring some local artists.Head for the large post office tower look alike.Invest in a good street map when you arrive as free ones are pretty poor and there is sadly no tourist information which this city deserves.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

The Kostakis collection,a postmodern collection of early russian revolutionary art is the gem of this museum . Presented in an old renovated francescan monastery, situated in a western neighbor of Thessaloniki , needs a taxi from downtown . Very quiet atmosphere .Paintings are presented in a thematic way. Parking place for car owners.This is a MUST for lovers of modern... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

This special museum displays its works in a quiet, unpretentious setting, and this for a very modest fee! In short, a real treat for lovers of modern art, including some "gems" unlikely to be found elsewhere.

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