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Athens. The spirit of the ‘60s: A changing capital


Hellenic American Union presents an exhibition of photographic and archival material, curated by the journalist Nikos Vatopoulos. Organized in cooperation with Hellenc American College.

The subject matter of the exhibition "Athens. The Spirit of the ’60s: A changing capital" is the "modern" metropolis that was born in the years of the economic boom. The exhibition features photographs from largely private archives, postcards, magazines and other materials, which transpost us to the atmosphere and urban setting of the ’60s. Particular emphasis is placed on the social changes which took place between the late ’50s and the onset of the dictatorship in 1967. The material, selected by Nikos Vatopoulos who curated the exhibition with a view of capturing the distinctive look and aura of the era, provides examples of new buildings (many of which, as the Athens Hilton, have since become landmarks), new social mores, consumerism, and the connection with international tourist networks.

Also organized as part of the exhibition:

  • Talk by Nikos Vatopoulos entitled "Athens during the 1960s”, on Friday, November 21st, 2014, at 19:00 at the Hellenic American Union Theater
  • Guided tour of the exhibition, on Friday, December 5th, 2014, at 19:30.


Organizer: Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College
Venue: Kennedy Gallery, Hellenic American Union
Opening: Monday, November 3, 2014, at 20:30
Gallery Hours/Duration: Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, clοsed on Sunday
Admission is free

Last modified onWednesday, 29 October 2014 10:04
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