The Museum of Greek Children's Art is one of only a handful of museums in the world that exhibits solely children's art. The museum stores thousands of works of art from children between 5 and 14 years of age, and has three areas in which works are exhibited. Read on to find out more about this interesting museum in Athens.
I have certainly visited some interesting places during my ongoing project to see every museum in Athens. This one was really special though, and it doesn't take that long to go around. If you are visiting Athens even for only a couple of days, try to fit this museum into your itinerary!
Basically, the museum functions as a centre to both display children's art, and to encourage children in their artistic endeavours. It also goes one step further than this, by having a philosophy of education through art. It does this by having themed exhibitions. One great theme is entitled ‘Alone or Unique? Diversity and Racism'. It's refreshing to see issues such as this being addressed in Athens.
All the works of art hanging on the walls about the subject were created by kids.In fact, when I visited, a local school class was there at the same time. They were creating their own artworks based upon this theme. I somehow don't remember my art lessons at school being this interesting!
There is not much more to write about really. As I said, it is a museum featuring children's artwork, and something that you really have to see for yourself. Some of the artwork is absolutely incredible, and so you could very well get the chance to see the first works of the next Picasso!
The closest Metro stops to the Museum of Greek Children's Art in Plaka, are at Syntagma and Monastiraki. Entrance to the museum is 2 Euro, and the opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00 – 14.00 and Sunday: 11.00 – 14.00. The full address is 9 Kodrou str, extension Voulis str., Plaka, 105 58 Athen and they can be contacted on T. + 210 3312 621.