Culture

Greece's Consulate in Boston to hold annual Marathon wreath ceremony on April 11

The Consul General of Greece in Boston, Stratos Efthymiou, will present the Boston Athletic Association with olive branch wreaths to crown the four first place winners of the 2019 Boston Marathon, during the annual Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony that it will be held on April 11, according to a press release by the greek Consulate on Thursday.

Gonda Van Steen | Athens | April 3

"Adoption, Memory and Cold War Greece" is the subject of a lecture that Gonda Van Steen, a professor at King's College, London, will deliver at the British School library on Wednesday, April 3. Van Steen is the Koraes Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, and director of the Center for Hellenic Studies. The Athens lecture starts at 7 p.m.

France faces blackface debate after Greek play blockaded

France is grappling with its own version of a blackface scandal, after activists blocked a theater performance at the Sorbonne university in Paris involving actors with black masks.

Four black rights groups staged the protest Monday against a performance of "The Suppliants" by ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus, arguing the masks promote racist stereotypes.

Doulamas the Magnificent | Athens | To May 26

The exhibition "Doulamas the Magnificent: An Exceptional Overcoat," organized by the Nafplio-based Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation in cooperation with the Benaki Museum in Athens, focuses on the tailoring of this very special garment, whose history has been researched in depth by PFF president Ioanna Papantoniou, highlighting the materials, cuts and patterns and motifs that adorn it while rev

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