National Library displays Leonardo da Vinci manuscripts

Two women peruse a display case at the National Library of Greece, which recently inaugurated a tribute to the first Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. The tribute at the library's new home at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Athens's southern coast comprises a series of events over 2019, marking the 500-year anniversary of the Italian polymath's death.

Benaki show spotlights an oft-overlooked artist

"What are you going to be when you grow up?" actress Marika Kotopouli asked 12-year-old Demosthenis (Dimos) Skoulakis while visiting the boy's parents in the family's Athens home in the early 1950s. "An artist," he responded without hesitation. "Yannis, come meet a colleague," she said laughing to her friend, the artist Yannis Tsarouchis.