Ten Stories from the Sursock Museum Collection

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Ten Stories from the Sursock Museum Collection

7 September, 2018 to 4 August, 2020
Collection Galleries, Level 2
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    Seta Manoukian
    The North Wind or Composition
    1982
    Acrylic on canvas
    124 x 175 cm
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    Installation view of the section “Thoughts on Naïve Art.” With works by Willy Aractingi, Sophie Yéramian, and Khalil Zgaib.
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    Installation view of two portraits by Cici Sursock. Part of the section "Cici Sursock’s Portraits of Artists."
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    Installation view of the section “To Paint, One Needs a Subject.” With works by Shafic Abboud.
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    Installation view of the section “Towards an Oriental Abstraction.” With works by Saïd Akl, Mounir Najem, Adel Saghir, and Stelio Scamanga.
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    Installation view of works by Saloua Raouda Choucair. Part of the section “Playing with Form.”
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    Installation view of the section “A Fragmented World.” With works by Jean Khalifé, Paul Guiragossian, and Seta Manoukian.
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    Installation view of the section “The Challenge of Landscape Painting.” With works by Saliba Douaihy and Georges Daoud Corm.
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    Installation view of the section “The Challenge of Landscape Painting.” With works by Saliba Douaihy and Georges Daoud Corm.
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    Installation view of a series of portraits by Georges Daoud Corm. Part of the section “The Challenge of Landscape Painting.”
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    Installation view of the series “Beyrouth appelle les générations futures” by Laure Ghorayeb

Opening reception: Thursday 6 September, 18:00 to 21:00.

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 hang of the permanent collection is conceived as a series of ten stories told by a selection of 21 artists, who at times dialogue with each other around a same theme, and at other times disagree or ignore one another. The stories take inspiration from research conducted in the Sursock Museum’s archives. By no means exhaustive, the research proposes a narrative fragmented in time and space, whose ten chapters can be read as open doors to a broader reflection.

An additional section is dedicated to recent acquisitions and donations, which are exhibited in rotation. In June 2018, the substantial collection of the painter Georges Daoud Corm (1896-1971) was deposited at the Sursock Museum, enabling the Museum to expand upon its research on the artist and to make a complete set of his works accessible to the public.

Exhibition guide

Download the exhibition guide in Arabic, English, and French.

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