The A. G. Leventis Gallery is the realization of a grand vision, born out of Anastasios G. Leventis' desire to establish a public gallery in his homeland. He wanted to ensure that the remarkable art collection he amassed during his lifetime could be appreciated and enjoyed by his fellow countrymen, women, and children.
This vision was conceptualized more than fifty years ago and has now come to fruition through the efforts of the A. G. Leventis Foundation. Today, the foundation takes immense pride in presenting a unique opportunity to witness highlights from over 400 years of European art and history, all housed under one roof. The collection encompasses a diverse range of artistic expressions, including paintings, watercolors, prints, drawings, objets d' art, and period furniture.
The original collection consists of three distinct units: the Paris Collection, showcasing significant European artists from the 17th to the 20th century; the Greek Collection, featuring artists from the 19th and 20th centuries; and the Cyprus Collection, which preserves the works of the first generation of Cypriot artists, born between 1884 and 1930.
The Cultural Centre of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation boasts four distinct art galleries, each showcasing a remarkable collection of art representing various periods of Western-European history. Spanning from the Renaissance to modern times, the galleries proudly display masterpieces from renowned artists alongside Greek and Cypriot treasures.
The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC) is situated within the Old Powerhouse (power station), an exemplary model of industrial architecture that received the prestigious 'Europa Nostra' award in 1994 after its restoration.
At its core, NiMAC aims to promote fine arts in Cyprus, making it the oldest and most significant establishment of its kind on the island.
Following a decision by the Council of Ministers, the SPΕL Building in Old Nicosia will be renovated to function as an annex of the existing State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art on Stasinou Street. The SPΕL Building will host contemporary artworks from the State Collection, starting from the 1950s and onwards, including works that employ non-conventional and new media.
The Limassol Municipal Art Gallery boasts an extensive and diverse collection of Cypriot modern art, comprising more than 600 paintings, sculptures, pottery, and mixed media pieces. These captivating works are exhibited in both an old building and contemporary ground halls.