The municipal Art Gallery of Rethymnon

The Municipal Gallery "L. Kanakakis" was founded in 1992. From its beginning it was housed in a Venetian building in the heart of the old, historical town of Rethymnon, below the Fortezza and the Archaeological Museum.

The collection comes from private donations by collectors and artists and currently numbers about 300 works by modern artists. It also covers a wide range of the Greek visual arts from 1950 onward. Of particular interest are the 52 paintings by the Rethymnian artist Lefteris Kanakakis (1934-85), covering almost the entire range of his oeuvre.

The Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art has held numerous exhibitions and educational programs, and has published a number of catalogues and other publications. Since 1996 and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, it has been giving courses in ceramics, painting and history of art for children and adults.

Rethymnon Art Expo

Municipal Gallery
5, Chimaras Street, Old Town

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Telephone: 28310-52530 Fax: 28310-52689

Opening Hours:
01/04 - 31/10
Tuesday - Friday 09:00 - 13:00 and 19:00 - 22:00
Weekends 11:00 - 15:00 Mondays closed
01/11 - 31/03
Tuesday - Friday 09:00 - 14:00
Weekends 10:00 - 15:00 Mondays Closed
Admission: 3 €

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