To honour and acknowledge the contribution of Effie Michelis, the Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation has organised retrospective exhibitions of her paintings in Athens (2002); Rethymnon, Crete (2005); Berlin (2006) and Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2010). Her paintings are on permanent display at the Foundation’s Exhibition and Events Hall, alongside the Greek Naïve Art Collection, which is constantly augmented by donations. At the same venue, a variety of temporary exhibitions is also organised:

Greek Naif Painters

11 February 2013 – 29 March 2013

Rouli Boua – Manousos Chalkiadakis (Two Greeks naïf painters)

18 November 2015 – 31 January 2016

Fragments – an exhibition of archaeological photography by Socratis Mavrommatis

An exhibition of archaeological photography by Socratis Mavrommatis

The exhibition was also presented in Thessaloniki at the Cultural Centre of the National Bank of Greece (Villa Kapantzi), 7 December 2018 – 27 January 2019, at the Historical and Folklore Museum of Nikiti, 21 June – 30 September 2019 and at τhe Byzantine Museum of Ioannina, 11 April – 29 September 2022 in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ioannina.

The Greek naïve art Collection, including paintings by Effie Michelis,  has been so far exhibited in Xanthi (2014) and in Larissa (2018), in Nikiti (2021) and Thessaloniki (Βissell Library, Anatolia College 2022).

Niki Eleftheriadi: Painting on clay

19 November 2019 – 19 Janiary 2020

Anastasia Arhonti: Retrospective exhibition

5 May – 30 June 2022

Street Memories: Demonstrations as cultural production through the photographs of the Serge Collet archive, 2022

( in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies of the University of Crete)
23 November – 23 December 2022

In the context of the exhibition entitled “Objects of Greek Culture: Naive Painting touches traditional objects” organised in collaboration with the Folklore  and Historical Museum of Larissa, an interactive educational game was designed for young artists based on the works by Effie Michelis and inspired from the Museum’s educational programs.

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