Friday, March 6, 2015

In Memoriam: Ion Vorres; Re-scheduled Lecture

A week ago the Institute, Canada and Greece lost a loyal friend and generous benefactor. Ion Vorres died in his 91st year. Ion was best known in Greece for his Vorres Museum of Contemporary Greek Art in Paiania in eastern Attica. There his extensive collection of Greek art is on display in the many exhibition spaces and in its courtyards and gardens. His rustic sprawling house attached to the museum was decorated in an eclectic fashion with Greek art and artifacts dating from the 17th through 19th centuries. He lent the Institute these delightful spaces for many of our events over the years. Ion’s support for the Institute and its activities from the beginning was steadfast. A frequent visitor to the Institute’s lectures and events he cast a quiet presence and offered sincere interest. I had the honor of attending the ceremony in 2009 at his Museum when he was awarded the Order of Canada by the Governor-General MichaĆ«lle Jean during her official State visit to the Hellenic Republic.

The Canadian Institute in Greece and its members will miss him.

The Re-scheduled Institute Lecture by Lana Radloff

I wish to remind you that the Lana Radloff’s Institute Lecture that was originally scheduled for February 18th but cancelled for technical reasons has been re-scheduled. Lana will give her lecture, entitled  Ideology, Identity and Power: Harbor-Agora Connectivity at Hellenistic Miletos”, this coming Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30 PM in the Library of the Institute.

David Rupp

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