The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture announces the establishment of the Peter J. and Caroline B. Caloyeras Endowment for the Arts. The Caloyeras endowment will support the presentation of fine and performing arts related to Greece, from the ancient period through the modern day. Funds from the endowment will bring distinguished lecturers to speak on topics related to the art, history or archaeology of Greece. The endowment will also support theatrical and musical performances.
In the last year, the Center has presented lectures by the President of the Acropolis Museum, Demetrios Pandermalis, the Cypriot “Icon Hunter” Tasoula Hatjitofi, and the anthropologist Michael Hertzfeld. The Center has also supported performances and works by the Greek choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou and the filmmaker Tassos Boulmetis. These events have brought Greek, Cypriot, and American scholars and performers to UCLA to lecture and to interact with students. The Peter J. and Caroline B. Caloyeras Endowment for the Arts will enable the Center to expand its offerings in the arts, bringing great performers and lecturers to Los Angeles to engage students, faculty, and members of the community in broad themes related to Hellenic culture.