Preview | National Hellenic Museum grand opening
At a media preview on December 8 in advance of tomorrow’s grand opening, the National Hellenic Museum—which claims to be the first and only U.S. institution devoted to Greek history, heritage and culture—unveiled its new three-story home in Greektown. Sweetly situated on the northeast corner of Halsted and Van Buren Streets, just a few yards from the CTA’s UIC–Halsted stop on the Blue Line, the museum has clearly raised its own profile from humbler beginnings in a second-floor location nearby. The new building looks directly onto the neighborhood that birthed it from big, gorgeous windows that take full advantage of their southern exposure. There’s also a stunning rooftop deck, with views in three directions, where pretty much everyone will be hosting parties six months from now.