The previously unknown work was salvaged by a Lebanese artist and art historian, who first made the case for the painting’s authenticity.
The Art of Painting Divine Domes
Harout Bastajian has built a career painting calligraphic and geometric designs for the domes of mosques around the world. The results are stunning.
Africatown, Benghazi, and Beirut Among World’s Most Endangered Sites
The World Monuments Watch includes 25 at-risk sites facing war, climate change disasters, underrepresentation, and imbalanced tourism.
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.
Art Historian May Have Discovered Two Artemisia Gentileschi Paintings in Beirut
After Gregory Buchakjian’s discovery laid largely dormat for decades, his research has been renewed and well-received by scholars of the Baroque artist.
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.
Sculpture in Beirut Removed for Its Reputed Resemblance to Star of David
A viral photo of the sculpture from a top-angle caused wide condemnations, calls for an investigation, and conspiracy theories against the artist and the gallery behind the sculpture.
Women’s Central Role in Lebanon’s Modern Art World
A new exhibition takes a close look at the friendships of a major artist and critic in 1960s and ’70s Beirut, and the charmed art world she helped bolster.
Lebanese Art Community Joins Unprecedented Protests
As artists discuss the role of contemporary art in times of revolution and rally on the streets, 20 leading arts organizations issued a statement of solidarity with protesters across Lebanon.
Signs and Banners From the 2019 Protests in Downtown Beirut
Slogans and images have appeared all over downtown Beirut since around-the-clock protests started on Thursday, October 17.