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About the Onassis Cultural Center NY


The Onassis Cultural Center NY explores Hellenic culture, from antiquity to today, through a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, events and online engagement. The newly renovated creative space in midtown Manhattan presents a season of events where audiences can engage with art, ideas and culture. Designed to be inspiring and entertaining the programs stimulate interaction between audiences and artists and thinkers in all cultural fields from visual and performing arts to the humanities.

Programs and exhibitions– from scholarly academic to those designed for families, novices or experts – are presented free of charge to make the experience accessible to all.


With a renewed emphasis on the present, the Onassis Cultural Center NY showcases the work of established, emerging and newly discovered artists from Greece and beyond. Premiering in fall 2015, The Art Wall will exhibit specially commissioned works by contemporary artists in the renovated Olympic Tower public atrium.

In collaboration with museums, curators and scholars from around the world, the Onassis Cultural Center NY produces critically acclaimed archeological exhibitions, often featuring treasures never before shown in the United States.


A new initiative, the annual Festival of Arts and Ideas, explores the relevance of the classical tradition though innovative and adventurous programs with commissioned works and extraordinary participants.
For more information: onassisfestivalny.org


An extensive program of public events –conversations, concerts, lectures, readings, symposia, theatrical performances, films and documentaries - introduces important new and established talent from Greece and creates opportunities for collaboration between artists, writers and scholars from Greece and the United States.

All events are free and open to the public.


The Onassis Cultural Center NY has built partnerships with BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Carnegie Hall, the New York Review of Books, The New York Public Library, the Axion Esti Foundation, the NYC Greek Film Festival, the European Panorama Film Festival, the Museum of the Moving Image, among others, and continues to expand its collaborations and partnerships throughout the Tristate area.


To receive advance information about exhibitions and public programs, please join our mailing list at onassisusa.org/join.

For more information: (212) 486-4448

Onassis Cultural Center NY

Olympic Tower
645 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Entrances on 51st and 52nd Streets between Fifth and Madison Avenues at Olympic Tower

#6 train to 51st Street and Lexington Avenue; the E train to 5th Avenue / 53rd Street;
or the B, D, M or F trains to 47-50 Street - Rockefeller Center (at 6th Avenue).

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