On the 28th of July 1979 the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation inaugurated the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hora, capital of Andros and birthplace of Basil P. Goulandris. The two founders wished to establish a small contemporary art museum which would be designed and outfitted according to latest museum standards, with a view to house international exhibitions.
Every summer since 1986, the museum has been organising temporary exhibitions showing works of major artists of our century. Every temporary exhibition is accompanied by a round table discussion, a fully illustrated catalogue of the works exhibited, the publication of posters and postcards, film screenings on the life and work of each artist, guided tours and children’s workshops.
The main objective of the museum is to continue to promote Greek and international modern and contemporary art, while seeking to contribute to the current debates on the visual arts as a whole.