The National Library Officially Reopens (Again)

The National Library was officially reopened in 2018 after 39 years but it had to be closed once again following the damages caused by the 2020 Beirut blast. Qatar had already sponsored the efforts to reopen the library after decades of closure, and has once stepped up to repair the damages caused by the Beirut port explosion in collaboration with ALIPH , UNESCO as well as other partners. The Qatar National Library will support partners’…

Tony Maalouf’s Contribution To Pfizer’s World Cancer Awareness Month 2022

As part of Pfizer's #WorldCancerAwarenessMonth2022 campaign, Tony Maalouf produced this powerful animation to illustrate how a supporting network can make all the difference in a cancer patient’s life. This support can be given in the form of medical advice from a doctor, care from a loved one, or understanding from cancer patient associations. I've been meaning to write a blogpost about Tony's work for quite some time, and I'm almost reposting his animation on Instagram.…
Art

Philippe Jabre’s Spectacular Art Collection

8 months ago
A 1908 painting of a Lebanese family overlooking the Mediterranean from their Ghazir house caught my attention on Twitter, so I decided to look further into its owner and discovered Philippe Jabre’s mesmerizing collection of ...
Art

New Roman Temple Complex Discovered in Tyre!

11 months ago
A group of archeologists led by Ali Badaoui of the Directorate General of Antiquities, María Eugenia Aubet of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona and Francisco J. Núñez of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology ...
Architecture

Henry Loussian’s Museum is Now Open!

1 year ago
Known as the keeper of Beirut’s past, Lebanese collector Henry Loussian has finally opened his Batroun house, his own Sistine Chapel, to the public. The announcement was made on Instagram where he invited people to ...
Art

A Mural Tribute To Egyptian Feminister & Writer Nawal El Saadawi in #Beirut

1 year ago
“Homeland is where love and freedom reside ..”. A mural tribute to outspoken Egyptian feminist and writer Nawal El Saadawi was set up in Beirut yesterday by Roula Abdo, a Lebanese artist. The event was ...
Art

“Everyone is The Creator of One’s Own Faith”: An Exhibition In Memory of Gaïa Fodoulian

1 year ago
“Everyone is the creator of one’s own faith”, these were the last words written by Gaïa Fodoulian on Instagram after spending the day out with her mother. That same day, Gaïa had returned home when ...
Art

Meet the Lebanese Animator Working On Your Favorite Walt Disney Movies

1 year ago
If you’ve ever wondered, like myself, who are the brilliant minds behind Walt Disney and Pixar’s animated movies, you’d be happily surprised to know one of them is a Lebanese animator and a former schoolmate. ...
Art

Samy Khayath Awarded the French Recognition Medal

2 years ago
The French Ambassador honored Lebanese humorist Samy Khayyat on Friday by granting him the French Recognition Medal, to celebrate 60 years of artistic accomplishments. The ceremony was held in the SCAC Gardens, in the French ...
Art

Baalbeck International Festival Goes Virtual, Will Broadcast A One-of-a-kind Live Concert on July 5

2 years ago
“The show must go on.” The Baalbeck International Festival is defying the COVID-19 confinement by going virtual and broadcasting live on July 5 a newly conceived concert by Maestro Harout Fazlian and produced by the ...
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