Exhibition Opening Event at National Hellenic Museum in Chicago

Exhibition Opening Event at NHM - March 28, 2015
Please join us for an opening reception for our newest exhibition MONUMENTAL

Saturday, March 28, 1:00 PM National Hellenic Museum 333 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION $10 for adults, $7 for children, $8 for seniors Museum members are free

Explore the magnificent masterpieces of the ancient Greek and Maya cultures in a hands-on exhibit that explores the building styles, construction techniques, decorative elements, and cultural attributes of Greek and Maya monuments.

Developed by the DuPage Children's Museum with the help of the National Hellenic Museum and the National Museum of Mexican Art, the exhibit explores the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, as well as the Maya structures at Chichén Itzá in the rainforest of southeastern Mexico.

Visitors can construct their own Acropolis using blocks and stones, or recreate the pyramids at Chichen Itza with foam blocks. Costumes and props provide opportunities for dramatic play. Touch pads allow children to color monuments and statues.

Schedule of Events:

1:00 PM - Introduction by Elizabeth Martin, Executive Director

1:30 PM - Ribbon cutting

2:30 PM - NHM's Greek Language and Culture Classes present music, poetry, and dance performances in honor of Greek Independence Day

3:30 PM - NHM's adult dance students perform

4:00 PM - Open Greek dancing


For more details, visit our website at www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org or call 312-655-1234