• Lady Micheline Roquebrune Connery retrospective.
  • “Treasures of Ancient Cypriot Art” from the Pierides Museum. Cypriot antiquities from the prehistoric to the medieval era.
  • Performance by internationally renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma.
  • Tribute to Spain’s flamenco dance, including painting and photography exhibitions, film screenings and dance.
  • Tribute to filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis (screenings, costume exhibition, photo exhibition).
  • “Olympics and Art” painting exhibition in cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Culture and the “Kallipateira” Athletic Association (important exhibits from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne).
  • “Melina Mercouri - Jules Dassin” Tribute (screenings, photo exhibition).
  • Three-day celebration of India’s culture with live music performances by Indian sitar players, Indian cuisine, etc.
  • First meet on Greek Songs.
  • “R IN ART” group photo exhibition of contemporary Greek photographers.
  • Vangelis Rinas, one-man painting and sculpture exhibition.
  • Panayiotis Tanimanidis, solo painting and sculpture exhibition.
  • A tribute to the Cypriot culture (music, folklore, cinema, traditional cuisine).
  • Tribute to Russian cinema (Lenfilm Studios).
  • “Athens-Beijing, Business and Cultural Routes” exhibition by China’s Beijing 2008 delegation, with performances by the Beijing Opera.
  • 1st International Animation Festival.
  • 1st International Children’s Film Festival.
  • Jazz concert organized by the Danish Embassy in Athens.
  • Savina Yannatou in concert.
  • Erietta Vordoni, solo painting exhibition.
  • “Russian Christmas at Athinais” including the “Contemporary Moscow Painters” exhibition and performances by the Bolshoi Ballet and Opera companies under the auspices of the Russian Embassy in Athens.
  • Zacharoula Bongard solo painting exhibition.
  • Constantine Kambouropoulos, one-man painting exhibition.
  • A tribute to filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris.
  • Tribute to Constantine Cavafy.
  • Painting and sculpture exhibition by Alekos Fassianos and Tasis Papaioannou entitled “Painted and Architectural Space”.
  • Film tribute to urban architecture entitled “Architectural Footage”.
  • 2nd International Animation Festival.
  • 2nd International Children’s Film Festival.
  • Tribute to film director Nicos Panayotopoulos.
  • Fashion show by designer Julien Macdonald, chief designer of the Paris Haute Couture house of Givenchy.
  • Sculpture exhibition by Mary Samolis and Vasso Tsonoglou.
  • Presentation of ‘Trilogy’, a book by Michael Cacoyannis, followed by a three-day film tribute.
  • Painting exhibition entitled “The Artistic Perspective of Thanasis Lalas”.
  • Children’s festive evening organized by the Church of Greece entitled “Archbishop Christodoulos meets the Children of Europe and the Christian Lands”.
  • Three-day Japan celebration with exhibition-presentation of contemporary Japanese ceramic art.
  • Exhibition of Cypriot antiquities entitled “3200 Years of Cypriot Civilization from Astarte to Aphrodite” under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, inaugurated by the President of the Hellenic Republic.
  • Presentation of a book written by Lady Micheline Roquebrune Connery along with a CD in which Sir Sean Connery recites the poem “Ithaca” by Constantine Cavafy.
  • Painting exhibition entitled “Our Neighbors” organized by the Pierides Foundation.
  • Photography exhibition by photographer, author and lecturer John Margolies entitled “American Roadside Architecture” under the auspices of the US Embassy in Athens and the Association of Greek Architects.
  • Photo exhibition entitled “Feat” by Marina Siakola.
  • “With the Lens of Time” photo exhibition by Marina Vernicos.
  • Eco Cinema, film festival on the ecology along with art events, educational programs, etc.
  • Exhibition entitled “The Art of the Key, Twenty Centuries of Cross-cultural History”.
  • Exhibition entitled “Greek Mythology in engravings at the Louvre 16th-19th century”
  • Painting and sculpture exhibition by Japanese artists from the national Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo in cooperation with Japan’s Ministry of Culture.
  • Solo painting exhibition by Beatriz Acra (Mexico).
  • Solo painting exhibition by Gilda Frumkin.
  • “The Temple of the Muses”, exhibition of engravings by Bernard Picart
  • Exhibition of antiquities entitled “Crete Travels / Artifacts from the Nicolaos Metaxas collection at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum”.
  • Film festival organized by the Australian Embassy.
  • Sculpture exhibition entitled “Seaborne Emotions” by Mary Samoli.
  • One-man show by painter Branko Popovic Miles.
  • Solo painting exhibition by Mavis Roberta Fox.
  • Photo exhibition by Foni Voridis-Lappas entitled “Wanderings and Moments”.
  • One-man show by painter Takis Katsoulidis.
  • Solo painting exhibition by Α. Valari-Saounatsou.
  • Giorgio De Chirico major retrospective in cooperation with the Fondazione Giorgio E Isa De Chirico in Rome, inaugurated by the President of the Hellenic Republic.
  • Exhibition of philhellenic engravings and heirlooms from the Stavrinakis Collection entitled “Memories of History”, inaugurated by the Minister of Justice.
  • Exhibition entitled “A forest of sculptures” with works by Brancusi, Gonzalez, Moore, Masson, Bourgeois and Fontana among others from the Simon Spierer collection at the Hessisches Landmuseum in Darmstadt, Germany, inaugurated by the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Film and video festival entitled “Spiritual Paths 2008”
  • Retrospective exhibition of paintings by Leonardo Cremonini in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Embassy in Athens.



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