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Philhellenism on Canvas:
The "Greek" Paintings of Alexander Mohr

The National Hellenic Museum presents

Philhellenism on Canvas:
The “Greek” Paintings of Alexander Mohr

This new online exhibition displays paintings inspired by Greece and Greek culture from the German Expressionist Alexander Mohr. This exhibition will explore the life and work of Alexander Mohr as well as the long and influential tradition of German Philhellenism
that shaped so much of his work.

Come “join” us for this Greek journey
through the eyes of one German painter.

German Philhellenism: A Brief History
is available now on YouTube!

Dr. Sebastian Matzner of King’s College London shares a comprehensive history of German philhellenism from the early modern period to the present. This fascinating history influenced not only the life and work of Alexander Mohr, but so many other important figures in literature, art, music, and philosophy.
NHM December Virtual Book Club
Join us at NHM Virtual Book Club, facilitated by our Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis & our Manager of Special Events Cairo Dye.  Each month the NHM Book Club will choose a book that is either inspired by the Hellenic legacy or by a
Greek American author (and sometimes both!). Then we
will gather to discuss the book on Zoom!

Book Club is free to join and meets on the 
third Thursday of each month at 7pm CST

Our December Book Club Title is
Calypso by David Sedaris

Calypso is the 10th collection of essays by Greek American satirist and essayists David Sedaris. Perhaps the most critically and commercially successful Greek American writer of all time, Sedaris’s 10th collection of essays is a funny and raw exploration of topics as wide ranging and unexpected as politics, aging, and suicide--all handled deftly by Sedaris’s incomparable pen. The Guardian called Calypso “Sedaris’s most truthful work yet.”

Visitors to NHM exhibitions and tours are invited to interact hands-on with culture and to reflect about making their own place in history. The legacy of Hellenism lives on through active learning at the Museum!


NHM has developed a variety of online educational content, including online videos and our first digital exhibition, Snapshot of Life: The George Phillos Photograph Collection.


NHM members receive benefits all year long. Enjoy free admission, discounts to programs and lectures, a membership gift and much more.

National Hellenic Museum
333 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661

$10 Adults
$8 Seniors and Students
$7 Children 3 and up