Arts and Renaissance School: Art As A Family Affair

Three women painting

Lebanon offers a plethora of art schools but very few specialize in the art of teaching the fundamentals of technique, one that meticulously guides students to develop and progress their craft. One of those schools is Arts and Renaissance — a respected and established family-owned art institution that has taught thousands of art enthusiasts in […]

Rachana: An Open-Air Museum on a Hill

a house with trees around one green and one red color

Marwan Abdallah, a resident of the village of Rachana, talks about its rich history and importance in the world of art and culture. Across the Madfoun River and on the border of the Mount Lebanon and North Lebanon governorates, just 300 meters above sea level, lies Rachana, which at first appears to be a typical […]

HOME’s VIP Lounge: A Statement in Digital Art

At the center of the Beirut Art and Design Fairs, HOME’s VIP Lounge was itself a statement of art. Cars lined up bumper to bumper, some waiting more than an hour on the drive into the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center, the huge modern hall between Beirut’s Downtown and the seafront. It was September […]

The Museum of Lebanese Prehistory

  Discovering the mysteries of prehistoric Lebanon Located inside a Jesuit residence in the heart of Beirut, lies a museum that tells the story of the first humans that occupied the territories constituting our country today. The museum opened its doors in 2000, as part of the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut. The museum aims at […]

The Art of Viewing: Beirut Art Fair 2016

  The seventh edition of the Beirut Art Fair (BAF) opened its doors to the public for three days in September, presenting over forty galleries from the MENASA region and beyond, as well as other attractions. Over 23,000 visitors came to BIEL to experience the artworks on display. Diverging from last year’s art fair which […]