MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The Roof FILOTECHNO Florina starts work in 1975 focusing action of the visual arts of the country in a geographical corner that had an artistic peculiarity that today everyone recognizes . Initial thoughts on the creation of a remarkable collection attribute thanks to the efforts of Professor of School of Fine Arts Athens sculptor Dimitri squid. Initiators and pioneers with Dimitris squid, the Florina artists: steric Koula Elias Byzantine Themis Milossis Costakis Loustas , Nicholas Dogoulis , Claus Kyrkos , Dimitris Bessas Thanassis Minopoulos , Yiannis Antoniades , George Cora , Michael Basil and art lovers as citizens by : Paul Stefanidis , Panagiotis Giasimakopoulos , Tsokos Nicholas , George Lavasidis , Gregory Karafillis , Spyros Alexidis Dimitrios Tsoukas , Dimitrios THOIDOU Basil Vagourdis Anastasios Kingdom etc.
In 1977 a small number of works from the National Gallery inaugurated the Museum of Contemporary Art in a house the Agricultural School and the next year , four teachers of Greek art , N. X '' Kyriakos Gikas, D. Mitaras, P. Tetsis , and D. Kokkinidis exhibit their works . This report specifies and marks since the framework and actions the Museum main intention is to create modern quality . Following collaborations with major artistic centers of the country and in the halls of the Museum presents the works of major contemporary Greek artists.
Since the establishment of yet Roof FILOTECHNO Florina launches the institution of Symposia in an effort to bring together art lovers of the city with the "classical art " and modern visual searches . In 1985 the House of virtuoso Florina founded the Artists Gallery Florina hosting the works of Florina Artists integrating so the action of the local and artistic creation . Since 1993 the Gallery Artists Florina housed in a traditional building OSE which recently serviced and is now ready to present its collection of 120 works. At the same time , the establishment of the Art Library now numbers 6,000 volumes and visual function of the Art Workshop , makes the museum one of the most important provincial arts centers oriented to modern requirements of such an area where parallel stresses and leverages its educational character .
In 1995 , the museum acquired the collection " Homage to Greco " formed by donations Greek artists to acquire the project "St. Peter " by El Greco from the National Gallery and so reinforces the contemporary nature of the Museum's collection with 137 new projects . The activities carried out continuously for 35 years make the museum better known and thus becomes one of the most important and authoritative visual centers of the country . Among the 600 works numbered in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art are works of major contemporary Greek artists .