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Onassis Cultural Center

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Address: 645 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10022-5910
Phone Number: +1 212-486-4448
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Newly Renovated Hidden Treasure Of Greek Antiquity

This wonderful little museum has a real treasure trove of ancient Greek artifacts. It is on the lower level of the public arcade at Olympic Tower with access just off Fifth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This wonderful little museum has a real treasure trove of ancient Greek artifacts. It is on the lower level of the public arcade at Olympic Tower with access just off Fifth Avenue. Generally quiet, it's a great fun to browse the collection and exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We watch closely to see what exhibits this small museum has in place. It has Byzantine art, Greek art, even modern stuff. The people who curate are brilliant. The show we just saw on newer excavations was eye opening. It can be seen in an hour or so, so is OK for lunch or a nice break from the Midtown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I had never realized there is this wonderful exhibition space in the building. The Dion exhibition that just ended this weekend was fabulous. I have signed up to go to future events there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Saw an article about this exhibit last week in the NYT. We've been by it a hundred times, without entering. Free! Relics from the foot of Mt Olympus. Fabulously preserved and curated. Impeccable condition. Few tourists. This is a find. The exhibits change often. We lucked out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

We were walking on our first evening in NYC and stopped on a side street to get out bearings. Looking up, we saw these amazing art installations and the sign for the Onassis Cultural Center, always open. We stepped into a quiet lobby, where some homeless folk were taking shelter from the cold rain. The pieces based on Greek Mythology... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Along our walk we didn't realize we were right at the Onassis Foundation. So, we went in to check out Greek Monsters by Beetroot. It was fantastic. The foundation is nicely laid out and the personnel are very friendly. It's not overdone and I like that. Simple. Art. No bells and whistles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

We attended the show titled " transition to christianity". The show contained 190 items of art from the late antiquity third to the seventh century. The descriptive narratives were highly educational.

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