Various cultural activities are planned within this year’s exhibition hosted at the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation in New York.
The exhibition is titled “From Antiquity to Byzantium” and will open its gates to the public on the 6th of December to the 21st of May 2012. The new annual exhibition of the Foundation includes 150 objects from Greek and other American museums, while the biggest part of the exhibits will be presented to the public for the very first time. The exhibition is organized in seven thematic concepts covering the historic period from ancient Greece to Byzantium.
This year events are planned to commence on coming Thursday with a discussion-presentation on “Ancient Greek Technology” focusing on technical artifacts created in ancient Greece and affecting the people’s everyday life. The presentation will be held by Professor Theodosios Tasios from the National Technical University of Athens, Professor John Olesson from the Department of Greek & Roman Studies in the University of Victoria, Professor Elizabeth Reel from the Department of Classic Studies in the Swansea University of Wales.
On the 12th of October, the A. Onassis Foundation is planning a special music evening at a Manhattan music stage with live performances from recognized musicians, such as Mr. Miltos Logiadis (piano) and Christos Zerbinos (accordion), who will play Hadjidakis, Shostakovitch and Piazziolla.
The A. Onassis Affiliate is also organizing a series of cultural and educational activities both in its own premises in Manhattan and in several community centres and universities of the USA.