Exhibition TEMPLON. Sacred figures, invisible gates of faith


On Friday, the 27th of October, in the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, inaugurated a most interesting temporary exhibition titled:

TEMPLON. Sacred figures, invisible gates of faith.

20th and 21st centuries

The Exhibition presents 97 works of art, inseparably linked to the “Templon,” created by renowned modern Greek artists such as St. Almaliotis, K. Artemis, Sp. Vassiliou, G. Gliatas, N. Engonopoulos, G. Karoussos, F. Kontoglou, R. Kopsidis, M. Matsakis, K. Parthenis, D. Pelekasis and P. Rengos.

My favorite works of art, and my recommendation to notice, when you visit, are:

Two small paintings by Konstantinos Parthenis of an “ethereal-looking” Annunciation from the Church of Saint Alexander in Palaio Faliro in Athens

A “robust” Crucifixion drawing by Nikos Engonopoulos, originally done for the Church of Saint Spyridon in New York, now in the Velimezi Collection

All examples of the daring “innovative” art work by Rallis Kopsidis

Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

Showroom:  Wing of temporary exhibitions “Kyriakos Krokos”

Exhibition duration: 27 October 2017 to 28 February 2018.

Working hours:

Monday – Sunday: 8:00 to 20:00 until the end of October

November – February: Monday – Sunday: 9: 00-16: 00.

Information:, 231 330 6400 and 6945995700

Amalia Spiliakou

Host Country Studies Coordinator