Past Public Programs

A Talk by Richard A. Chahine

Saturday 26 May
16:00 to 16:30 | Library, Level -1
16:30 to 18:00 | Auditorium, Level -2

In this talk, Richard A. Chahine will present his archive, which he generously donated to the Museum in 2015. The archive includes materials that document over 400 artists in Lebanon as well as extensive research on regional cultural heritage.

Antoine Boulad in conversation with Nazik Saba Yared
Organized by ASSABIL

Thursday 17 May, 18:00 to 20:00

To support the activities of ASSABIL and public libraries in Lebanon, the artwork The Library (1999), donated by Mohammad El Rawas, will be used to raise funds for the association. To mark the fundraiser, a conversation between author Nazik Saba Yared and poet Antoine Boulad will take place at the Sursock Museum.

A presentation of
In partnership with ARP–ALBA-University of Balamand

Friday 11 May, 16:00 to 18:00 emerges in part out of interest in a set of theoretical topics – the ontology of the work of art, the question of intentionality, the ongoing appeal of different and sometimes competing materialisms – and in part out of opposition to the dominant accounts of those topics.

We Never Do More than Move Our Bodies; Touch Over Vision
In partnership with ARP–ALBA-University of Balamand

Thursday 10 May, 19:00 to 20:30

There’s a difference between what a painter tries to make you see and the brush marks with which he or she tries to make you see it. This talk will be about a moment where the movement of the painter’s hand comes to seem crucial, but also where the question of what exactly moving your hand is becomes controversial.