Members' Tours | Sword in Hand : Exclusive guided tours for SNFCC Members by the National Library of Greece

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

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The National Library of Greece is proud to present ‘Sword in Hand’, an exhibition of drawings by Thanassis Makris and offers two unique guided tours with exclusive guests*, exclusively for the SNFCC Members.

The exhibition, which is part of the anniversary events organized by the NLG to commemorate the 200 years since the beginning of the Greek Revolution, will feature 111 drawings by Makris. In his work, the painter depicts faces and figures of Greek warriors and revolutionaries made in pastel, in ink, and coloured pencils. Initially, influenced by the stories told in his hometown, Kalamata.

Makris pays extra attention to depicting the warriors' expressions, stature, and clothing. His aim is to give form to the typical Greek warrior who fought for the liberation of their country and stands in front of the viewers, expecting for their approval and recognition. In this context Makris creates a series of drawings to honour Theofilos by depicting him as a warrior of the Greek War of Independence.

Through his drawings, Makris succeeds in giving life to the nameless, apprising crowd.

Exhibition tour guides:

  • Thursday 4 November | Nikos Diamantis (Film Director)
  • Thursday 11November | Nikos Paisios (Member of the Benaki Museum Scientific team)

The catalogue of the exhibition is published by the National Library of Greece. SNFCC Members enjoy 10% discount.


All members of the public entering and taking part in activities in indoor spaces will be required to show a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate or certificate of recovery. 

All official certificates will need to be accompanied by a valid identification document, for the purpose of identity verification, as required by law. 

The use of a mask and the observance of safety distances are compulsory throughout your stay at the SNFCC’s indoor and outdoors spaces, in accordance with National Public Health Organization protection measures.  

Due to public health protection measures, the specifics of the event and the number of participants are subject to change. 

Area: National Library of Greece, 4th flour Atrium
Meeting Point: National Library of Greece, 4th flour Atrium
Start Time: 19.00
Duration: 60'


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
364, Syggrou Ave.
176 74 Kallithea
Attica, Greece

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