Eight Stories from the Sursock Museum Collection

On view

Eight Stories from the Sursock Museum Collection

15 September, 2017
Collection Galleries, Level 2
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    Etel Adnan
    Leporello with written poems by Issa Makhlouf, drawings
    Accordion-folded booklet
    17.8 x 194 cm

The Sursock Museum’s permanent collection consists of works acquired by or donated to the museum since it first opened in 1961. The collection is mainly composed of paintings, graphic works, sculptures, and other three-dimensional objects.

This new hang of the permanent collection takes the form of eight stories told by 23 artists. They, at times, are in dialogue around a specific theme, or else reject and disregard one another. The stories are inspired from research in the Sursock Museum’s archives. This by no means exhaustive research evokes a history fragmented in time and space, comprised of eight chapters which open up to a broader reflection. An additional section is dedicated to recent acquisitions and donations, to be exhibited in rotation.