Collection Display


Collection Display

A Selection of Works from the Sursock Museum Collection
9 October, 2015 to 14 August, 2017
Collection Galleries, Levels 1 and 2
  • Shafic Abboud
    b. 1926
    Mhaite, Lebanon
    d. 2004
    Paris, France
    Les amours et les jeux
    Love and Games
    Oil on canvas
    146 x 88.5 cm
  • Etel Adnan
    b. 1925
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Lives and works in Paris, France
    Mount Tamalpais
    Oil on canvas
    148 x 125 cm
  • Yvette Achkar
    b. 1928
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon
    Composition in black and pink
    Oil on canvas panel
    124 x 147 cm

Distributed along the Museum’s upper two floors, the collection display traces Lebanese modern art from the late 1800s to the early 2000s. Acquired by or gifted to the Sursock Museum following exhibitions, the works in the collection also chronicle the history of the Museum’s exhibition program since its opening in 1961—including the annual Salon d’Automne—as well as the evolution of artistic practices in Lebanon.

From Daoud Corm’s painted portraits to Assadour’s geometric abstraction, the display’s scope and depth give insights into Lebanese modern art.

Works on display include Khalil Saleeby’s Portrait de Boutros Dagher (1907), Aref El Rayess’s Colloque (1966), Shafic Abboud’s Les amours et les jeux (1979), and Etel Adnan’s Le Mont Tamalpaïs (1985).