MUSEUM OF ANGELOS SIKELIANOS
AN EXEMPLARY CULTURAL PROJECT OF THE NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE – DONATION TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF LEFKADA
In the two-storeyed house that Angelos Sikelianos was born and lived in Lefkada, it became possible to develop the vision and the act of the poet in a jewelry museum for an intellectual of worldview, a national pioneer, a real thinker, a politically present literateur , a great lyric poet and at the same time a perishable ailing man, vulnerable to love, to economic annoyance, naked and stoic in the face of death.
Monographic museums for famous people are numerous. But they are almost always museums of remembrance. They are not museums of intellectual creation, which also characterizes the personality that is exposed. The Angelos Sikelianos Museum is the first to attempt to present:
The core of Sikelianos’ overall work and interpret his position as a national poet.
The roots of his literary work (family, local, national and international).
The connection of his overall poetic work with his actions (Delphic Feasts) and his attitude as a political being and intellectual.
The presentation of the man Sikelianos and his relationship with Eva and Anna, as well as the Greek and international reality.
The visitor can see Anna’s wedding dress and her woven fabrics for Angelos and her clients, the handmade clothes that Eva weaved for herself and for the Delphic Feasts, her passport, her scarlet hair that she cut when she was in America. Rare publications and manuscripts of Angelos, Angelos and Eva’s correspondence, telegrams, photographs, films and recorded recitals with the voice of the poet himself, bring to life more lives, moments of people and formal history, perceptions, relationships and situations around and beyond the poet himself.
The MUSEUM OF ANGELOS SIKELIANOS in Lefkada can be visited in the following days and hours, except for official holidays:
WEDNESDAY : 10:00 – 14:00 & 16:00 – 20:00
THURSDAY : 10:00 – 14:00
FRIDAY : 10:00 – 18:00
SATURDAY : 10:00 – 14:00
SUNDAY : 10:00 – 14:00