The Nicholas and Theodora Matsakis Hellenic Culture Center

The Greek Professorship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is proud to announce the establishment of the Nicholas and Theodora Matsakis Hellenic Culture Center on the UM-St. Louis campus.

The Nicholas and Theodora Matsakis Hellenic Culture Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is a place where scholars, students, and community members are welcome to immerse themselves in Hellenic culture and history and to access political, educational, cultural, travel, and business information about Greece.

The Center has five main constituents:

  • The Mary E. Critzas Gallery of Greek Art features a permanent exhibit of ancient Greek and Byzantine art, as well as periodic exhibitions of artwork by modern Greek artists.
  • The Karakas Family Library is filled with general-interest books and periodicals on ancient, Byzantine, and modern Greece as well as a collection of current brochures, informational booklets, and other printed materials from Greek public and private organizations, including subscriptions to major Greek newspapers and magazines.
  • The Hellenic Spirit Foundation Conference Room is available for a number of events and activities related to Greek culture including lectures, films, meetings, and performances.
  • The Mary E. Critzas Archives of the Greek-American Community details the history of the local Greek-American community, including the documents resulting from the Greek Chair’s Oral History project.
  • The Andrew Dimarogonas Media Center holds computers with access to the internet and updated bookmarks for major Greek portals and Web sites. Also, the Media Center features a projection area with Greek films and educational and informational videos.

For a slide show of the Center, please click here.


Mondays and Wednesdays, and Fridays 1:00 am – 4:00  pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am- 2 pm

For more information please contact: Prof. Michael Cosmopoulos, tel. (314) 516-6241


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