First Look at Beirut's Restored Sursock Museum

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Built in 1912 by collector Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock as his private villa and transformed into a museum in 1961, the Sursock is one of the last models of early 20th-century Lebanese architecture. It has also been a steadfast hub for Beirut’s creative scene, staying open even during the Lebanese Civil War. Sadly, the 2020 explosion caused severe damage—shattering its stained glass windows and impacting 57 artworks. Since the explosion, local artists and conservators have been restoring the museum to its original splendor. During this tour, museum director Karina El Helou guides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the rehabilitated building, visiting the storage facility (not open or accessible to the public) to view pieces from the art collection.

Complimentary Gift: Guests received an Eid serving platter, handmade in Lebanon and perfect for entertaining.

This program took place live on March 1, 2023. Recording link available to Diamond Honors tier members; email us to learn more.

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