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For the 6th consecutive year, The Museum of Cycladic Art celebrates with the international museum community “Day & Night at the Museum” – opening its doors to the public with free admission from 10.00 am until midnight on May 18, 2013.

This year, the museum will offer:

1 | One hour tours of the museum’s permanent collection  – 6 PM, 8 PM and 10 PM

Cycladic art, Ancient Greek & Ancient Cypriot art.

Like each year, guests will have the opportunity to visit the permanent collections of the MCA with short interactive tours to all permanent collections.

2 | Deste Prize winners 2013, 40 minutes tours at 5:00PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM

The Museum of Cycladic Art has been collaborating  with the Deste Foundation since 2009 in presenting the works of six artists. The event is held every two years. This collaboration is part of the MCA’s program “Young Views”.

This year’s artists are: Maria Theodorakis, Elias Papailiakis, Michael Pyrgelis Costas Sachpazis, Alexander Tzannis and Marianna Christofides.

3 | Screenings in collaboration with the International Film Festival Opening Nights

Central projections (participation by ticket, distribution begins 60 minutes before showtime):

– Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, the Matthew Akers (6:00 PM | duration 106 min)

– Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,’s Alison Klayman (9:00 PM| duration 91 ‘)


-A tribute to short experimental film artists of the 20th century, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Salvador Dali, etc. Curated by the artistic director of the Festival, Orestes Andreadaki (all day, repeating).

4 | DJ Set by the producers of En Lefko 87.7 (21:00-24:00)

Katerina Kafentzis (Kafka) and George Bakalakos (DAVID) together in a 3 hour dj set.

OUTDOOR STREET PARTY on Neophytos Doukas

Activities for children

1 | Tours for Children and Families (11:00AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM | duration 40 ‘)

participation by ticket, distribution begins 30 minutes before the start

2 | Creative activities for children

A. Visual lab with prospective artists Deste Prize 2013 Alexander TZANNOU and Elias Papailiakis. (12:30 to 2:30 PM, no booking fees)

B. At the same time, museum educators will lead short creative activities inspired by the museum’s permanent collection where children can create their own artwork. (11:00 to 4:00 PM, no booking fees)

3 | ‘The Happy Prince’ of Oscar Wilde, the group Flying People. For kids and and the young at heart! (12:00 & 2:30 pm | duration 75 ‘, reservations necessary from May 13, 210 7294220, 10.00am-1.00 pm)

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