MOMus–Museum of Modern Art–Costakis Collection

Local nameΚρατικό Μουσείο Σύγχρονης Τέχνης
LocationStavroupoli, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Thessaloniki State Museum of Modern Art is a state museum based in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece. It was founded in 1997, at the occasion of Thessaloniki's year as European Capital of Culture. It is housed in the renovated building of the old Lazariston Monastery in the Borough of Stavroupoulis in west Thessaloniki. The museum was established by a law passed in the Greek Parliament by then Greek Minister of Culture, Evangelos Venizelos. Its initial collection was formed by a large part of the famous Costakis Collection, acquired by the Greek state. It contains around 1,275 works of Russian avant-garde art consisting of paintings, sculptures, drawings and constructions. The first director of the SMCA was the Aristotle University Professor Miltiadis Papanikolaou, who remained in the position until 2006. Dr. Maria Tsantsanoglou, a specialist in the Russian Avant-Garde period, was appointed the next director of the State Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Address 21 Κολοκοτρώνη, 564 30, Θεσσαλονίκη

Coordinates 40°39'29.428" N 22°55'53.795" E

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