The Municipal Art Gallery L. Kanakakis began functioning in 1992 in a Venetian building in the city centre, where the Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art has also been stationed since 1995. Then, in 2009, the Museum of Contemporary Art was housed in the same historical building, following certain extension and restoration works, essentially complementing the Municipal Art Gallery and the Centre for Contemporary Art.
The art collection originates from donations by collectors and artists like Alexis Akrithakis, Petros Zoumboulakis and Lefteris Kanakakis. It includes works typical of the art production in Greece in the second half of the 20th century, projects that are part of the art movements that dominated abroad, such as geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, neo-representational art, minimalism, and include sculpture, installations and environmental art, conceptual art, photography, and computer processed works of art.
The museum has been organizing pottery, painting and art history lessons, for adults and children, since 1996.
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- location 5 Cheimaras Street, 74100, Rethymno, Rethymno
- museum type Pictorial
- exhibits Contemporary Art, photography, sculpture
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Summer Season(1 April-31 October): Tuesday-Friday 09:00-13:00 & 19:00-22:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00-15:00, Monday is closed
Winter Season(1 November-31 March): Tuesday-Friday 09:00-14:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00-15:00, Monday is closed
Tel.: +30 28310 52530, 52689
Price Ticket(€): 3 (General Entrance)