The B&E Goulandris Foundation, in collaboration with art historian, art educator and mindfulness instructor Lydia Petropoulou, presents “Mindfulness at the Museum”: a specially designed activity where participants practice mindfulness to explore selected works of art from the Foundation’s Collection.

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is defined as “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally”. “Mindfulness at the Museum” is a programme addressed to everyone that helps participants become active, conscious viewers, encouraging them to draw information and knowledge from what they see and feel instead of what they already know in terms of understanding a work of art or an art object. Meanwhile, they enjoy the benefits of mindfulness that include improving their attention span and ability to concentrate, enhancing their memory, stress reduction and management as well as emotional development.

Focusing on the present, this ‘meditative journey’ is used as an empowerment tool that awakens deeper connections and helps participants engage in a holistic approach of an artwork or an art object.

1st Series

Fridays October 20, November 3 & 24, December 8, 2023

2nd Series

Friday December 22, 2023

3rd Series

Fridays January 19, February 2 & 16, 2024

4th Series

Fridays March 1 & 29, 2024

5th Series

Fridays April 12 & 26, 2024

→ 6th Series

Fridays May 17 & 31, 2024

Mindfulness at the Museum

A different, holistic approach to selected works of the B&E Goulandris Foundation Collection

Selected Fridays | 18.30-19.45

Number of participants: Up to 12 persons

Cost of participation: 15€
Cost of participation for B&E Members:

* Participants are advised to be at the Museum 15’ before the activity starts

Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Athens
13 Eratosthenous str., Athens 116 35, Greece. Τ. +30 210 72 52 895, F. +30 210 72 35 467, E.
Selected Fridays | 18.30-19.45