Take a virtual tour of the Gennadius Library exhibit @ www.freeandbrave.gr
The Free and the Brave: American Philhellenes and the 'Glorious Struggle of the Greeks' (1776–1866)
Curated by Gennadius Library Director Maria Georgopoulou
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, a theme dominant among the significant collections of the Gennadius Library, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens organized an exhibition on American Philhellenism. Part of an important American institution that has distinguished itself in the study of Greece since 1881, the Gennadius Library focuses on the history of Greece, sο the bicentenary is a unique opportunity to explore the relations and connections between Greece and the United States during the century of revolutions. The exhibition, available online, is based on rare archival material from the Gennadeion, as well as paintings and relics of museums and private collections in Greece.