The Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta occupies a remarkable neoclassical mansion of the early twentieth century. It is donated by Dolly Goulandris and her brother George Koumantaros in honor of their art-loving father, John Koumantaros, who dreamed to establish a gallery in his hometown. The Koumantareios Gallery opened in 1982 and operates as part of the National Gallery.
The Gallery contains a permanent exhibition of oil paintings -dekatesseris western European painters of the last decades of the sixteenth to the early twentieth century donated by John Koumantaros. The number of works in the collection is small but prefigures the rich evolution of portraiture, the landscape painting of genre painting and still life.
Temporary exhibitions of works from the collections of the National Gallery. The aim of these reports is to acquaint the public with modern Greek painting.
Hospitality reports are of particular importance for the local community.
Priority is given to the educational role of the Gallery. Educational programs addressed to pupils / students of all levels of education and to specific audiences. The children work with handouts and suggested activities that take into account the detailed curriculum. The skopothesia education programs defined in each case by age, interests and group features.
General programs aimed at linguistic, cognitive, emotional, moral and mainly aesthetic culture of the team members. Educational activities extend beyond its natural limits Gallery.
Of particular importance is the educational dialogue that has developed between the Gallery and other institutions abroad, such as the programs carried out in collaboration with the Department of Carnegie Mellon University in the United States Fine Arts and University of Israel. Many of the programs have been published in print in Greece and abroad and announced in national and international conferences.