Ancient Greek Art in Marseille Exhibition

The exhibition under the title Mediterranean. From the past cities to today’s people, is going to be held in Marseille to mark the city’s designation as the symbolic European Capital for 2013. Greece will take part with six ancient pieces and a mold from the Ancient Agora Museum, with permission from the Central Archaeological Council.

The Navigations et Méditerranées exhibition will be from January 12 to June 18, 2013 and is based on a fictional journey around the Mediterranean tracing its real and mythological history, presented through the eyes of contemporary inhabitants and artists.

Through the art pieces, various historical ports will be presented and a video promoting their contemporary life. The celebrations in Marseille include circuses, new galleries and venues, exhibitions, street entertainment, fireworks, open air concerts, street food, a new waymarked long distance walk and lots more.

A new national museum of European and Mediterranean civilizations, is currently being built around the Fort Saint Jeanon, the Vieux Port. This huge project and the building designed will house a national collection dedicated to the cultures of the Mediterranean, among which Greek art pieces will be included.