One of the most important artistic spots in Thessaloniki is the Teloglion Foundation of Arts, located north of the Aristotle University campus. It’s a cultural center that mainly hosts temporary exhibitions. These do not include exclusively works of art coming from the collections of the foundation, but also from museums, other institutions, or even private collectors. Usually, there are two different exhibitions in parallel.
The core of Teloglion’s collection is that of Nestor and Aliki Teloglou, a couple passionate about art. They particularly loved people, which is why human beings dominate the artworks they have collected with many endeavors. The current exhibition hall was founded in 1991.
Make sure that you check the website of the foundation for the current exhibitions and other events. There is also a shop, where you can buy different kinds of souvenirs (cups, miniatures, notebooks, etc.) or catalogs of exhibitions. There are always captions and descriptions in English. If you are an art lover, this is your spot! You can also combine your visit with a meal or a coffee in the nearby “Enfant Gaté” restaurant cafe. You can ask the foundation via e-mail (check out the website) whether you are entitled to a reduced ticket or free entrance.