The museum is situated in a renovated neoclassical building in the old town of Athens, Plaka. It has no permanent collection on display. It usually organizes exhibitions of paintings and three dimensions art made by children up to fourteen years old.
These paintings are produced in activities planned by the museum itself. Several classes with duration of several months are organized. In these classes the children are shown paintings of great artists or paintings on specific subjects and are asked to create their own artworks inspired by those they have seen. From this stock later on the exhibition of the museum will be set.
It is truly astounding the fact that children with a little bit of directing can create works of high aesthetic value, full of fantasy, color and vitality. These works definitely make a visit to the museum worth the effort and the time.
The museum, though, should be mostly praised for all the work it does behind the scenes. Its’ organized classes offer the chance to the children to learn about art, cultivate their aesthetic, and spend some hours in creative and educative way, interacting with other children of their age.
Tip: The museum is usually closed during summer. Call before visiting. More information on the classes can be found on its website.
- Address: 9 Kodrou, 10558 Plaka, Athens
- How to get there: Kodrou str. is the extension of Voulis str.
- Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 - 14.00 Sunday: 11.00 - 14.00 closed on Mondays
- Phone: (+30) 210.3312621, 210.3312750
- Internet Page: http://www.childrensartmuseum.gr/