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It is housed in the newly renovated post office of Piraeus, an elegant neoclassical building of the early 20th century. It started operating in 1957, initially as part of the Municipal Library and since 1985 as an independent department. Its rich collection includes 837 works of famous modern Greek painters and many younger artists. The Municipal Gallery also owns a collection of 80 sculptures of George Kastriotis, the collection of 156 works of the folk artist Stamatis Lazarou and the donation of personal belongings of the famous Greek actor Manos Katrakis. The gallery hosts periodic art exhibitions, lectures and other cultural events.
29 Filonos St. General enquiries: +30 210 4101402. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Friday 09:00-14.00 & 17.00-20.00. Saturday and Sunday 10.00-15.00. Mondays closed. The entrance is free.