The 11th International Kids’ Art Contest by the Museum of Cycladic Art entitled “Today’s stories on ancient vases” invites our little friends aged 4-15 to draw images of their everyday life that they would like to leave as personal footprint to future generations.
This year’s competition starts on February 15 and ends on April 22, 2024 while the children’s artwork will be further presented in September 2024 in the framework of a major exhibition at the Music & Arts Center of the City of Athens during the 2nd Cycladic Kids Festival, which is organized in partnership with the Culture, Sports and Youth Organization of the City of Athens (OPANDA).
This year, through the Art Contest, we shall explore the permanent exhibition “Scenes from Daily Life in Antiquity” located on the 4th floor of the Museum of Cycladic Art. As we explore various themes and objects exhibited, we shall learn about the private and public life of ancient people in Classical and Hellenistic Greece.
One of today’s richest sources of information about antiquity is the painted clay vases. Since prehistoric times, people depict on these vases images of their everyday life and scenes from mythology. Today, we find similar images mainly through internet and social media.
In this year’s Kids’ Art Contest, we invite children to recreate a scene from their everyday life, using painting, collage, photography or mixed media and incorporate their creation into the vase outline.
The International Kids’ Art Contest is one of the most successful initiatives of the Museum of Cycladic Art, with thousands of children from Greece and abroad, from special schools and refugee reception and integration centers participating each year.
The Museum’s Department of Educational Programs organizes a multidisciplinary Arts Festival, outside its premises, accessible to all children. Theatre, music and dance performances, cinema, puppet shows, book narrations, art workshops, multiple activities and board games in the most creative weekend in the center of Athens.