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May 2020

Mina Moraitou, “‘Mr. Byzantoine et ses amis’: Antonis Benakis and the Art Scene of Alexandria”

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Antonis Benakis was born in Egypt into a Greek family with a strong sense of duty towards society. He maintained close ties with the homeland and had, as all Greeks did, a strong sense of Greek identity although he was born and raised abroad. In a time of irredentist ideas, he contributed to Greece’s struggle to expand its borders by supporting operations or participating along with other family members. As he was growing up in Alexandria, Benakis became a passionate art collector. His…

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Aliki Tsigialou, “Nelly’s: Reflections on the Life and Work of the Female Photographer Elli Seraidari-Sougioultzoglou (1899-1998)

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A native of Aydin in Asia Minor, Elli Souyioultzoglou-Seraidari–better known by her professional name of Nelly's–was first influenced by German trends in photography. The two main characteristics of her work, and indeed of her life, were freedom and movement. She owed her pictorial technique and her classical sense of aesthetics to the influence of her German teachers, Hugo Erfurth and Franz Fiedler. However, in 1924, after establishing herself in Athens and opening a photography studio in Ermou Street, she adopted…

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Kouvenda

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for Kouvenda. To take part, please contact Associate Director Simos Zenios: szenios@humnet.ucla.edu 5-6 pm: virtual language table for students of Modern Greek and members of the community. Interested community members will take on a mentoring role and will participate in language learning at UCLA, while the students will be able to benefit from regular conversations with native and advanced speakers of Greek. The language table is open to all Southern California college and university students studying Greek or…

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Evita Arapoglou, “Niko Ghika, John Craxton, Patrick Leigh Fermor: Charmed Lives in Greece”

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This lecture, by author and art historian Evita Arapoglou, will present the life and work of Greek painter Niko Ghika (Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika), British painter John Craxton, and the British writer Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, who all made homes in Greece. Meeting at the end of World War II, the three men formed a friendship that would endure to the end of their lives. They shared an interest and passion for Hellenistic culture and contributed to what is now understood to…

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Kouvenda

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for Kouvenda. To take part, please contact Associate Director Simos Zenios: szenios@humnet.ucla.edu 5-6 pm: virtual language table for students of Modern Greek and members of the community. Interested community members will take on a mentoring role and will participate in language learning at UCLA, while the students will be able to benefit from regular conversations with native and advanced speakers of Greek. The language table is open to all Southern California college and university students studying Greek or…

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Celebrating Faith in Late Byzantium: The Valadoros Epitaphios at the Benaki Museum

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This talk, delivered by Professor Anastasia Drandaki, presents the story of the exciting discovery of the Valadoros Epitaphios, a rare, gold-embroidered fourteenth- century epitaphios and a true masterpiece of Byzantine art. The epitaphios is part of the bequest of the siblings Anastasios and Maria Valadoros, which includes more than 300 icons and a large number of ancient and ecclesiastical artifacts, rare editions and incunabula. The Valadoros collection is representative of the taste as well as the finances of a particularly…

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Greek Book Club

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join us for conversation in Greek about Η γραμμή του ορίζοντος. The register for the book club, please contact the Center's Associate Director Simos Zenios: szenios@humnet.ucla.edu

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April 2020

Lecture: Finding Atlantis

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk by Professor Kathryn Morgan, Chair of the UCLA Department of Classics, explores the origins and some of the development of the myth of the lost island of Atlantis, from Plato to contemporary video games. This legend has fascinated its audiences since it first appeared in the works of the philosopher Plato, and like all good myths it reflects the concerns of the society that created it. It is a story about the kind of society that want to…

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Greek Book Club: Το έβδομο ρούχο, της Ευγενίας Φακίνου

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us for a Zoom discussion of this wonderful book. In order to take part, you must register at: hellenic@humnet.ucla.edu.

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March 2020

We Stay Home

March 14 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
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