Thank you to all who visited A World of Emotions! It was one of our most popular exhibitions to date.

photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Visit the Onassis Cultural Center New York

The Onassis Foundation USA and the Onassis Cultural Center New York are located in the Olympic Tower in midtown Manhattan, at 645 Fifth Avenue, with entrances on 51st and 52nd Streets, between Madison and Fifth Avenues.

During your visit

Contemporary Art in the Atrium

Contemporary art presented by the Onassis Cultural Center New York is on view in the Olympic Tower Atrium. The Art Wall displays specially commissioned installations by international artists inspired by Hellenic culture on a regularly rotating basis. Black Frames—a multimedia work on canvas by Jannis Varelas—premieres March 9 and was commissioned to coincide with the exhibition, A World of Emotions (March 9 - June 24, 2017).

Additional works on view in the Atrium include Perpetual Transitions by Kalliopi Lemos (2009), The Road to Mistra by Stephen Antonakos (2009), and Horizon by Costas Varotsos (2009). Repoussoir for a new perspective by Alexandra Kehayoglou (2016), a wool tapestry commissioned for the Antigone Now festival, was installed on The Art Wall from October 13 - February 23, 2016.

The Parthenon Marble Casts Collection

On display in the Olympic Tower Atrium are the Parthenon Marble Casts—on loan from the City College of New York. The collection was acquired in 1852 and was used in City College art classes for more than one hundred years. In 1999, the Onassis Foundation USA funded the restoration of the casts, which are direct copies made from molds of the original Parthenon marble sculptures—created in the 5th century BC—and now one of the most powerful symbols of Western civilization.

Grano Café

Owned by Cipriani and housed in the Olympic Tower Atrium, Grano serves sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, pastries, organic juices and smoothies, and coffee and espresso drinks.

Hours are Monday–Friday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm