The museum was forced to close for nearly three years after suffering extensive damage during the blast of August 4, 2020.
Artemisia Gentileschi Painting Damaged in Beirut Blast Undergoes Restoration at Getty Museum
The previously unknown work was salvaged by a Lebanese artist and art historian, who first made the case for the painting’s authenticity.
Finding Hope After the Beirut Explosion
As I watched my photographs burn and turn to dust, I was reminded of the Phoenician legend of the Phoenix rising from its ashes.
British Museum to Restore Ancient Vessels Shattered in Beirut Explosion
The damaged Roman and Islamic vessels were on display in the Archaeological Museum at the American University of Beirut during the explosion.
Artists and Art Nonprofits Band Together to Raise Beirut From the Rubble
Initiatives have sprung up in the aftermath of the explosion, with the goal of raising funds for relief efforts in the city and reconstructing its devastated cultural sector.
A Beirut Gallery Owner Speaks About the Devastation of the Explosion
“We are now in survival mode,” says Joumana Asseily, director and founder of Marfa’ Projects. “A week ago I was concerned about safety issues because of the pandemic but now my biggest worry is checking if everyone is safe and has a shelter.”
Deadly Explosion in Beirut Decimates Thousands of Buildings, Including Galleries and Museums
In the wake of the massive explosion, which killed at least 135 people, art institutions in Beirut are banding together to help protect collections and offer storage.