I. ACG ART
The American College of Greece has a rich and varied history that started in 1875, and the ACG Art Collection has been forming since that time. ACG Art is the newly established collection & exhibition department of The American College of Greece, which came into being with the establishment of the Art Curator position in 2004. The special holdings and displays of ACG's Art Gallery, Chapel, Treasury, and Museum, form the core that gives ACG Art its historical and cultural breadth. ACG Art's office is at the College's Center for the Arts, which houses galleries for temporary exhibitions and studios for visiting artists.
The primary aim
of ACG Art is to hold exhibitions and events of the visual arts that highlight multifarious expressions of contemporary culture, whose qualities yield lessons in education. The goal
of ACG Art is to foster interest in the existing holdings, and to view these in relation to other artworks commissioned or loaned. With a basic focus
on artists of Hellenic origin, ACG Art exhibitions and events celebrate moments or themes in art throughout time, and provide a platform for emerging artists and trends. The motto
of ACG Art is to communicate the visual arts to all: the College community; the scholarly researcher, and; the public at large. To accomplish this mission ACG Art:
Collects and preserves artworks that are significant to the life of the College.
Produces exhibits and public outreach programs related to art that are rooted in the areas of endeavor with which the College is engaged.
Provides a research and educational resource for both the College and the larger community.
Engages members of the College community in art events and activities and provides facilities where they can meet and work together.
III. ACG ART COLLECTION
The ACG Art Collection has unique holdings in original art in every visual form, including the following: architecture; artefact; ceramic; drawing; furniture; icon, installation; instrument; mixed media; numismatics; painting; photography; printmaking; ready-made; real life; relief; sculpture; textile; and video. The ACG Art Collection is particularly strong in artworks originating in Greece, but also keeps works from other countries. All that constitutes the ACG Art Collection derives from ACG's own archive, acquisitions, and benefactions (donations, gifts and bequests). The holdings and displays of art at the ACG Art Gallery, Chapel, Treasury, Museum, and elsewhere on campus, form the core that gives ACG Art Collection its historical and cultural breadth. The Alexander Kalovidouris Collection, the Kimon Friar Bequest, the gift of Gérard Haas, and the holdings of works by Takis, make for a collection of international renown, worth world-wide dissemination.
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