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 first gallery hosts a fascinating array of artworks by notable western European painters such as Nicolas Poussin and Eugene Delacroix, among others. Moving on, the second gallery focuses on a unique compilation of 18th and 19th-century paintings, engravings, and maps, all centered around themes related to the significant 1821 Greek War of Independence.
Stepping into the third gallery, visitors can immerse themselves in the creative brilliance of Greek artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. The walls proudly bear the fruits of their artistic endeavors, offering a compelling glimpse into their cultural and historical context. Finally, in the fourth gallery, the spotlight falls on the representative works of 20th-century Cypriot artists, celebrating their unique contributions to the art world. Together, these galleries create a tapestry of artistic excellence, bridging the gap between different cultures and epochs.
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.
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.