Thank you to all who visited A World of Emotions! It was one of our most popular exhibitions to date.

photo by Beowulf Sheehan 


Check calendar for upcoming events, all of which are free of charge. The Onassis Cultural Center New York hosted wide-ranging events during the recent exhibition from March 9 to June 24. Concerts, talks, and Family Sundays gave voice to A World of Emotions. Click here for full list of exhibition events.


European Literature Night at Bohemian National Hall
Friday, June 2, 7pm

I GET SO EMOTIONAL: A Poetry Reading in A World of Emotions
Thursday, June 8, 6pm

Family Sundays at Onassis: Everyday Emotions 
Sunday, June 11, 11am–4pm

Roxane Gay at BAM 
Tuesday, June 13, 7pm

Arundhati Roy at BAM
Monday, June 19, 7:30pm

Guided Exhibition Tours
Mon, Wed, Fri through June 24, 1pm

Let's Walk

March 23   March 29  l  April 6 l  April 13  l  May 4  l  May 11 l May 25

During the run of the recent exhibition - March through June - a series of peripatetic conversations took place in the gallery for A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC - 200 AD. Discussions focused on the intersections of art, literature, and philosophy in light of the art on view. An eclectic group of guests—from poets and writers to actors and art critics to classicists and scientists—wandered through the exhibition and engaged in insightful conversations inspired by the artifacts.   

Simon Critchley and Angelos Chaniotis, March 23 - Photo Gallery

Simon Critchley and Fiona Shaw, March 29 - Photo Gallery & Video

John Freeman and Lawrence Joseph, April 6 - Photo GalleryAudio

Simon Critchley and Peter Meineck, April 13 - Photo Gallery & Audio 

John Freeman and Garnette Cadogan, May 4 - Photo Gallery & Audio

Simon Critchley and Judith Thurman, May 11 - Photo Gallery & Audio

Family Sundays at Onassis 

March 26 l April 23 l May 21 l June 11

Integral to the Onassis Festival NY and annual exhibition, Family Sundays at Onassis amplify and extend programmatic themes. This is a day for creativity and all-out fun. Family Sundays at Onassis are designed for children ages 5 through 12 and their families, but the whole family is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Kali diaskedasi! (that’s Greek for have fun!)

Photo Gallery from April 23

Guided Exhibition Tours

Guided tours of A World of Emotions, which take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons at 1 PM, enrich the experience of viewing the current exhibition. Tours are led by scholars. All tours are free and no reservation is required.

Exhibition School Tours

Open students' eyes and hearts to A World of Emotions through guided exhibition school tours for grades 3 - 12. School tours are free and available by reservation -

Grades 3-8: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am–12 pm

Grades 9-12Monday through Friday: 10 am–12 pm

Onassis Festival NY

This annual festival of arts and ideas, inaugurated in 2015, explores the contemporary relevance of the classical tradition through adventurous programs and newly commissioned artworks. These cultural initiatives foster important collaborations between Greek and American artists. Music, dance, talks, film, theater and more occur over the course of days for audiences of all ages. Important characters from Greek myth, and the messages they communicate through time, lay the foundation for festival themes. The first trilogy of festivals draws from the myths of Narcissus, Antigone, and Dionysus.

Onassis Symposium

Think and drink with the greatest minds in the world! This annual Symposium is designed for lively, convivial conversation and rejuvenates the ancient Greek tradition of wine and thoughtful discussion with world-renowned thinkers, artists, writers, and philosophers. The following symposia have taken place in the Onassis Cultural Center New York Gallery:


Drawing from Greek tradition and veering into exploratory new directions, the music concerts are popular events at the Onassis Cultural Center New York. Watch and listen to recent concerts below.