Photo by Stephie Grape for EMST
National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST)
The EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art) has existed since 2000 and often mounted edgy exhibitions in the Athens Conservatory across town. The plan for its new home got a green light, but construction was scheduled to begin in the middle of the Greek crisis, so the process took much longer (and had more logistical and political bumps) than planned. When it finally opened, the stunning space got a big kick-start by hosting the Documenta megaexhibition in early 2017. Now the venue, carved out of a former brewery, has multiple stories of gallery space for all kinds of contemporary art. Tip: take the many escalators to the top floor and work your way down. (And check the website—this museum sat empty for months before Documenta and still has some crisis-related operational issues.)
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Λεωφ. Καλλιρρόης και Αμβρ. Φραντζή, Αθήνα, 117 43, Athina 117 43, Greece
+30 21 1101 9000
Tue - Sun 11am - 7pm