HELLENIC PARLIAMENT FOUNDATION / ATHENS
Beholding LibertyThe Exhibition “Beholding Liberty! At the Hellenic Parliament, 2 centuries later”, focuses on testimonies of high historical and artistic value, in order to reconstruct intellectually and emotionally the supreme asset of the Revolution of 1821, Liberty, offering to the visitors, men and women, privileged access to the events that led to its attainment.
The central exhibition narrative revolves around the unique ensemble of wall paintings that adorn the building of the Parliament in the historical Hall of Trophies and Adjutants (current “Eleftherios Venizelos” Hall). These monumental frescoes stand for “talking” testaments of the Exhibition, as the portrayed figures and events come to the fore and invite us to an empathetic survey of the struggle for Freedom.
In “discourse” with the wall paintings, are presented many and unique portable exhibits (manuscript archives, books, newspapers, artworks, objects and weapons), coming from the special collections of the Library of the Parliament, as well as from certain private ones, mainly the philhellenic collection of Michalis and Dimitra Varkarakis.
Note: The exhibition will be closed during August.