Members' special event
Members’ exclusive tour: The charmed lives of Niko Ghika and Patrick Leigh Fermor - SOLD OUT

Saturday 26 May 2018,
Room 5
Tickets £27


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A private tour of the exhibition Charmed lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor.

The exhibition focuses on the friendship of the artists Niko Ghika and John Craxton and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. It brings together their artworks, photographs, letters and personal possessions in the UK for the first time. The tour will be led by two of the visiting curators. Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith was formerly HM Ambassador to Athens and was a friend of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor. Evita Arapoglou is an art historian and authority on Niko Ghika, whom she knew well.

This special curator-led tour before the Museum opens to the public is exclusive to Members. This is an intimate and in-depth look at the exhibition presented by the exhibition curators.

Please note that only a small number of tickets will be available on this tour to ensure that Members have the best experience when visiting. Please meet 10 minutes before the start time at the Information Desk in the Great Court.

Age: 16+

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Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika (1906–1994), Study for a poster. Tempera on cardboard, 1948. Benaki Museum – Ghika Gallery, Athens. © Benaki Museum 2018.