National Hellenic Museum extends “Resilience” exhibit
The National Hellenic Museum has extended Resilience by HRH Prince Nikolaos through April 15th. The exhibition was featured in the Chicago Tribune’s Fall Museums Preview as a top pick of the season.
Resilience, a vibrant collection of 19 photographs exploring Greece’s enduring relationship with nature and the importance of environmental preservation, is curated by Marilena Koutsoukou and sponsored by the John S. Koudounis Family. Among the featured works in Resilience is a photographic mosaic titled Sea Cred, created in collaboration with nonprofit environmental organization Parley for the Oceans to raise awareness of the plastic pollution of our oceans and bodies. The artwork is divided and printed onto 272 credit cards made of Parley Ocean Plastic® upcycled ocean plastic debris, inspired by the fact that humans could be consuming an average of 5 grams of plastic every week (the equivalent weight of a credit card) according to a 2019 study commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. The Resilience exhibition also features the North American premiere of Together, an immersive scene of life-size illuminated, embracing olive trees accompanied by sounds of Greek nature, which first premiered at the London Design Biennale in 2021.
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include admission to all exhibits, with special discounts available for seniors, students and children. Admission to the museum is always free for NHM Members. Please note, NHM will be closed on Sunday, April 16 in observance of Greek Orthodox Easter.
For more information, visit nationalhellenicmuseum.org or call 312-655-1234.