OLIVE: The Sacred Tree

Dr. Kakourou-Chroni will be presenting about the origins of the olive and olive oil. Along with the presentation, people will have the opportunity to taste certified organic kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil from The Chronis family’s Olea Estates, out of Sparta, Greece.
Dr. Chroni graduated from the University of Athens School of Philosophy, earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same University and subsequently earned the University of Leicester Masters degree in Museum Studies as well as an Advanced Diploma in History of Art from the University of Cambridge. She has written and edited books, and had several articles published in professional journals both in Greece and internationally. Her focus is in modern Greek literature, Museology and Museum Education. She has taught courses in “Museology” and “The Dimensions of Cultural Phenomena” at the University of the Peloponnese and the Hellenic Open University. She also collaborates with educational and cultural institutions in Greece and other countries. She has been awarded the Fulbright Foundation scholarship and for twenty years she has worked as a curator of the National Gallery of Greece, responsible for its branch in Sparta., the Coumantaros Art Gallery, from where she has recently retired.


When: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Where: Foundry Art Centre (Ameristar Gallery)
520 North Main Center, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301