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EXHIBITION Robert McCabe: Memories and Monuments of the Aegean
The Museum of Cycladic Art invited the seasoned American photographer and lover of Greece, Robert McCabe, to present an exhibition with his photography from the archaeological sites and landscapes of the Aegean archipelago.
8 December 2016 - 19 March 2017
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 17:00. Thu 10:00 - 20:00. Sund 11:00 - 17:00. Tue closed.
The Museum of Cycladic Art, Neofitou Douka 4, 10674 Athens

Mykonos 1955. Unloading the nets.

Born in 1934 in Chicago IL, Robert McCabe has been fascinated by Greece since his very first visit here in 1950. Through his extensive explorations on both the mainland and the islands, McCabe has documented the beauty of Greek ancient monuments and landscapes, as well as the life and traditions of the people living here. 

The Castle of the Knights. Kos, 1954 Detail of the walls. Built stones with reliefs from the frieze of the Hellenistic altar of Dionysus, in south of the Agora of ancient Kos.

The temple of Poseidon. Structural details. Sounion

The director of the Museum of Cycladic Art, Mrs. Sandra Marinopoulou, invited McCabe to present his work at the museum with a focus on the monuments and the landscapes he photographed during his journeys around the Aegean — as a way to complement the museum's other exhibition, Cycladic Society, which commemorates the Museum of Cycladic Art's 30th anniversary. Shot mostly in black and white during the 1950s and 60s, McCabe's photos beautifully document life on the Greek isles as the latest chapter of a fascinating cultural journey that began with the Cycladic figurines around 5000 years ago.

Deck Class on the steamer Despina. With hommage to Alfred Stieglitz.

Mykonos 1955. Dancers at a festival at Ano Meria.

Credits

Words
Kiriakos Spirou

Images
Courtesy of the The Museum of Cycladic Athens



Author

Polis Ioannou


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