Decorating Ancient Greek Vases

Shapes and Scenes | a demonstration by vase-painter Thanassis Katsaras Thursday, November 15 and Saturday, November 17 10:00am – 12:00pm (EST) House A at the Center for Hellenic Studies Renowned vase-painter Thanassis Katsaras will demonstrate the step-by-step process of decorating Greek vases from his studio in Eleusis via a… Read more

Blazing with Blackness

Aithiopians in Herodotus’ Histories Sarah Derbew Presenting with Respondent Caroline Stark Friday, October 19 at 6:00 pm Registration for this event is now closed. Directions and Visitor information Blazing with Blackness will examine the geography and literary presence of black people in ancient Greek literature. In particular, Herodotus’… Read more

5000 Years of Comments

The Development of Commentary from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Age of Information August 8-9, 2018 Sponsored and hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies Organized by Joel P. Christensen (Brandeis University) and Jacqueline Vayntrub (Yale University) About the conference Commentary on the written word is nearly as old as… Read more

Dimitri Vassilakis Trio and Word Dance Theater

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Cost: Free Center for Hellenic Studies 3100 Whitehaven St. NW Washington, DC 20008 Directions and Visitor Information The Hellenic Foundation for Culture, with support from Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, presents saxophonist… Read more

Closing Celebration | From the Depths of the Salt Sea

Paintings and Drawings by Anne Davey September 16, 5:00-9:00 pm Galateia by Anne Davey Program 5:00-6:30pm in House AWelcome by Gregory NagyMusical performance by Lanah KoelleNereids panel discussion featuring Anne Davey, Corinne Pache (Trinity University), and Laura Slatkin (NYU-Gallatin) 7:00-7:30pm in Main BuildingDance performance featuring Word Dance TheaterReception to follow… Read more

The Enduring Legacy of El Greco

Monumental Works in Toledo and Escorial Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:30-8:30pm in House A Admission: Free and open to the public. Directions and Visitor Information In collaboration with the Society for the Preservation of Greek Heritage This event will be streamed and recorded. By attending this event, the… Read more


Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and the Center for Hellenic Studies May 27-October 15, 2016 Micro-Monuments showcases 32 small-scale sculptures which explore monuments as a universal idea in art. The exhibit features work by members of the Washington Sculptors Group of Washington, DC. First exhibited at the Salzland Museum in… Read more

Maenads & Muses

A Celebration of the Dances of Isadora Duncan & the Greek Ideal Saturday, April 16, 2016 A historic event in dance in Washington, DC – a performance of Isadora Duncan dances at the Center for Hellenic Studies. Admission: Free. Attend any or all portions of the day’s events.Registration required for the panel… Read more