PERMANENT EVENTS

YANNIS BECHRAKIS 

Monday-Sunday | 06.00-00.00

NLG 2nd FLOOR

Internationally renowned photojournalist Yannis Behrakis is Senior Editor, Special Projects for the Reuters news agency. His photographs have been published in major international media, and he has earned several international awards, including a Pultizer prize in 2016. His recent work traces the journey of refugees fleeing their homeland in search of a better life. His lens captures faces, scenes of transit or rest, in-between stops and other snapshots from the painful and often endless journey of refugees in a thought-provoking exhibition at the SNFCC. As we take a closer look at Behrakis’s photographs, we realize that the crisis we are experiencing today is predominately humanitarian, and one that Behrakis records in a unique manner.


SPYROS LOUIS CUP

Monday-Sunday | 06.00-00.00

SNFCC LOBBY

Conceived and designed by Michel Bréal for the champion of the first Marathon race – the Greek runner Spyros Louis – the Silver Cup was awarded at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896; today, it is on permanent display at the SNFCC. This historic item was acquired by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation when it became available for sale by the runner’s grandson at Christie’s. As soon as the Cup was acquired, SNF committed to making it accessible to the public, keeping it permanently on display at the SNFCC. Until then, over 3.5 million visitors had already admired the Cup when it was displayed at the Acropolis Museum in Athens and at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.