Polygnotos Vagis Municipal Museum

Thasos, Greece

The Polygnotos Vagis Municipal Museum is located in the village of Potamia on the island of Thasos, 14 km from the main town of Limenas. It was established in August 1981 and is dedicated to the life and work of Polygnotos Vagis, a renowned artist who was born in the village. The museum is housed in a two-storey stone building, formerly the primary school, in the center of the village.

The museum‘s collection consists of 98 sculptures by Vagis. Of these, 25 are very small in size and are therefore displayed together in a single showcase. There are also fifteen of Vagis’’s paintings from the period 1920–60. The works of his first period (1919–30) are mostly inspired by ancient Greek history and mythology and modern Greek history. His materials are plaster, bronze and marble. The works of his second period (1932 onwards) tend to be semi-abstract in style and are cast in bronze or concrete, or sculpted in stone, marble, wood or granite. They are figures and heads, stylised moons, eagles, and fish.

There are also a number of monumental works, such as the Bear with Newborn CubCosmos, and a number of miniature sculptures.



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Potamia, Thasos, Greece
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Founded: 1981
Category: Museums in Greece

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Ildikó Klára Faragóne Tóth (7 months ago)
Old clothes, photographs, books, household items, sculptures, some of which are not for small children! The view from the balcony is very nice! It is mostly only open in the evening!
Sarah Mead (8 months ago)
If you are interested in sculpture, well worth a visit. Beautiful works.
Dora .Toneva (10 months ago)
Didn’t work in daytime in middle of June. Disappointed! Won’t visit that village never again.
Gina Cira (2 years ago)
Beautiful, worth seeing!
Κώστας Μερέσης (2 years ago)
Amazing works by a Tassian craftsman
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