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.
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.