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Are We All Greeks?

Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki
Museum of Finnish Architecture

Are we all Greeks? Finnish architects at the roots of culture

Are we all Greeks? Finnish architects at the roots of culture

“We are all Greeks”, wrote the English poet Shelley during the Greek War of Independence in the 1820s.

For centuries, the homeland of democracy, Homer and the Parthenon has been considered the foundation of Western culture. Architects, too, have been inspired by antiquity in countless ways. In addition to the temples, they have discovered the simple Greek residential architecture and its long tradition.

Through material from the museum’s own collections, it will present Finnish architects’ encounters with both historical and contemporary Greece. At the same time, the exhibition highlights the significance of Greece as a wider cultural-historical phenomenon.

Museum of Finnish Architecture, small exhibition hall
2.6.-23.8.
Tue-Sun 11.00-18.00, Wed 11.00-20.00

Admission fee 10/5€, under 18 yrs free entry

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