EXHIBITIONS

CURRENT

EUREKA. sCIENCE, ART & TECHNOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT GREEKSAUTOMATA - ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM 
.The exhibition "EUREKA" is presenting to our visitors the most representative of the ancient Greek technological accomplishments, in the area of Automata that they are made in the Hellenistic period. Significant among the exhibits are the operational reproduction of the Antikythera Mechanism and the mobile servant girl of Philon. more...


THE BLUE HOUR.SEPTEMBER 25TH - NOVEMBER 24TH
The Herakleidon Museum is proud to present the solo show ‘The blue hour’ of the painter Olga Alexopoulou curated by Iris Kritikou. The exhibition reveals the artist’s evolution through the colour blue, an evolution that includes the intersection between art and advanced technology.

Olga Alexopoulou has spent years studying the color blue from antiquity to today, often travelling around the world to explore different blue pigments. The search for cobalt blue as it is used in the traditional way in blue & white porcelain, for example, took her to Jingdezhen, China, the capital of porcelain. Continuing her journey in the exploration of blue, Alexopoulou collaborated with the scientific laboratory that discovered plutonium, dark energy and the acceleration of the universe and subsequently created a new pigment. Confluencing nanoscientific principles and art, what is now called, Quantum Blue, is a pure color reminiscent of the period of a day known as the blue hour -- that brief period of twilight before sunrise or after sunset.more...