Men with donkyies at Mt Athos

©Department of Art and Archeology, Princeton University. Caption below.

Simonopetra, Mt Athos, Greece

©Department of Art and Archeology, Princeton University. Caption below.

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Mount Athos & Meteora 1929:
Princeton’s Hidden Treasure

An exhibition of historic photographs

September – November, 2024
Maliotis Cultural Center
Brookline, MA

Following on the success of its first exhibition – Mount Athos:  The Ark of Orthodoxy – The Mount Athos Foundation of America (MAFA) is pleased to announce its second exhibition done in collaboration with the Mount Athos Center of Thessaloniki (Αγιορειτική Εστία)!  In further collaboration with the Department of Art and Archaeology of Princeton University, this exhibition of historic photographs and films from an expedition undertaken by three traveler-artists from Princeton to Mount Athos and Meteora in 1929.

The exhibition will be officially opened on a Friday evening TBD in September 2024 at the Maliotis Cultural Center located on the campus of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology on 50 Goddard Avenue in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Photo captions from above.

Esphigmenou Monastery. The expedition members photographed outside the monastery entrance with their laden mules. From left to right: Vladimir Perfilieff, Gordon McCormick, muleteer, Floyd Crosby, Anastasios Chatzimitsos.
Original material: coloured glass lantern slide

Dionysiou Monastery. Vladimir Perfilieff with a party of laymen and monks rowing to the monastery, which looms impressively in the distance.
Original material: silver print on Velox paper