The Benaki Museum of Greece cordially invites the members of the Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation to a preview of Olympic Games 1896: The photographic album of Albert Meyer

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
The Consulate General of Greece, 69 East 79th Street, Manhattan

Albert Meyer, one of the best-known German art photographers, accompanied his country’s delegation to Athens in order to photograph the first modern Olympic Games. His purpose was to document the event and put together a commemorative album intended for the German Royal Court and the International Olympic Committee.

The photographic archive of Albert Meyer was destroyed in 1945 when bombardments flattened Dresden, turning the original photographs into rare and priceless artifacts. Marinos Yeroulanos, president of the Board of Trustees of the Benaki Museum for many years and grandson of George Streit, a member of the 1896 International Olympic Committee, donated the album to the Historical Archives of the Museum. Since then, this unique Album is safeguarded with care as imposed by rarity, being a unique token to both history and art.

Light refreshments will be served. 

The exhibit is free of charge but reservations are requested.

Pianist Vassilis Varvaresos in Concert

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:00 pm, CANCELLED
Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, Goodman House, 129 W 67th Street, Manhattan

Because Mr. Varvaresos' passport was lost while being delivered to him, he is unable to travel to the US at this time. Therefore, the concert is canceled and will be rescheduled. We greatly apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We are trying to reschedule this concert for the winter or spring of next year.

Screening of “Techniques of the Body”
November 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Council, 170 East 64th Street

HACF co-sponsored with the Carnegie Council a very special event as Mark Mazower, a member of HACF’s Advisory Council, presented “Techniques of the Body” – a film made from the stories of historian Mr. Mazower and from the artistic perspective of filmmaker Constantine Giannaris. The film explored the memory of war, exile, and massive population movements and asked how we might respond to their impact in the present.

Tenth Annual New York City Greek Film Festival
Sept 29th-Oct 19th 2016, at various locations

For more information please go to nycgreekfilmfestival.com.

View of Jerusalem’s Old City with the Church of the    Holy Sepulchre in the foreground.

Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven
March 2, 2016, at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb previewed “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven,” an international exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this Fall, for which they are co-curators.

In words and images, they brought the city of Jerusalem to life – giving voice to the accounts of medieval visitors and introduced some of the great works of art that will travel to New York from more than 60 institutions worldwide for the exhibition. Special focus was given to works of art testifying to the role of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate as protector of Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. A reception followed the presentation.