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State Museum of Contemporary Art

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During our visit there was Thessaloniki Biennale of contemporary art and on the last floor, the... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Jivko V
Sofia, Bulgaria
Well worth a visit

We came here to see the Costaki Collection of Russian Avantgarde art. We learnt from the very... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
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“Disappointing visit to the State Museum of Contemporary Art to see the Costakis Collection ”
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21 Kolokotroni, Thessaloniki 546 41, Greece
+30 231 058 9140
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

During our visit there was Thessaloniki Biennale of contemporary art and on the last floor, the Costakis collection/20th century Russian paintings/ but small part of it. Worth visiting it.

Thank Jivko V
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

"Apart from the Costakis Collection, which includes 1.275 masterpieces of prominent Russian Avant Garde artists, the State Museum of Contemporary Art has in its possession a significant amount of paintings and sculptures of Greek and foreign artists (about 200), which were donated by the Thessaloniki...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

We came here to see the Costaki Collection of Russian Avantgarde art. We learnt from the very helpful woman at the front desk that they exhibit only small parts of it at a time as the entire collection consists of around 1500 Russian works and...More

1  Thank 503dr
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank min88258
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...More

1  Thank Amber C
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.

2  Thank Philippe_et_Francois
Reviewed 7 August 2015

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

1  Thank Apostol
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank mc m
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...More

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.

4  Thank eastwestbest
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