16 December, 2005
Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis inaugurated an exhibit featuring Greek art created during the Turkish occupation at the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation here on Wednesday night.
The exhibit feature 137 works of art on loan from the Athens-based Benaki Museum and spans more than four centuries from 1453-1830.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, apart from Tatoulis, were former culture minister Evangelos Venizelos, the president of the Administrative Committee of the Benaki Museum, Emilia Geroulanou and the executive director of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation in New York, Ambassador Loukas Tsilas.
Hundreds of people, among them, academics and artists from the U.S. and Greece, attended the ceremony and saw artifacts including icons, paintings, sculptures, embroidery, costumes, ceramics and wood carvings.
Deputy Culture Minister Tatoulis told the ANA that "the initiative of the Onassis Foundation in essence wants to show, in the best possible way, the art of modern Greece, as shaped in its most difficult years."
Source: Athens News Agency