For a mostly unknown art figure, Christian Zervos had a seismic impact on Greek intellectual life - and the birth of Greek modernism, as we understand it today. The Greek-French art historian, critic and collector reframed modern art movements like Picasso’s cubism through the filter of ancient archeological finds. Under Zervos’ fresh gaze, the notion of “Greekness” took shape and root. He also founded the legendary gallery and publishing house Cahiers d’Art in Paris in 1926. You can take a crash course in all things Christian Zervos as the Benaki Museum Pireos Annexe exhibits 60 rare modern art treasures from the likes of Matisse, Picasso, Miró, Lam, Kandinsky, Ghika and Giacometti from Zervos’ private collection (travelling for the first time outside of France) - alongside documentation from the Musée Zervos and libraries in Paris and Greece that spotlight the influence of Cahiers d’art publications in the development of modern art in Paris. Contemporary artophiles will gobble this up; then return for second helpings.