Museums of Andros
Museum of Modern Art : This world famous museum was founded in
1979. It now has a new wing that was opened in 1986 and can
accommodate international exhibitions. Among the exhibits that
have been hosted in the Museum of Modern Art in Andros are the
works of Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Chagall, Balthaus,
Toulouse Lautrec and many other famous artists of the C20th.
The Archaeological Museum was built in 1981. It hosts
findings and relics excavated from early settlements all over
Andros. One of the most well known exhibits is a Roman copy of
the famous statue of Hermes made by Praxiteles. Another
interesting exhibit is the collection of artefacts from the area
The Kydonieos Foundation was founded in 1994 and it focuses
on music, theatre, literature and paintings. Every summer
various exhibitions are organised of modern artists.
Near to the Square of Riva, in the old city, is the Maritime
Museum of Andros which displays the naval history of Andros via
sailors' logs, old photographs, maritime instruments and models
of the ships of Andros. In the square of Korai is located the
statue of the unknown sailor.
The Kairios Library holds a wonderful exhibit of around 3,000
volumes from the collection of Theophilos Kairios (1784-1852).
Plus a plethora of rare editions, manuscripts, historical
archives, objects d'art and a small collection of archaeological
artefacts. Every summer musical and literature events are
organised in the new exhibition space of the library.