Nicolas Sursock Museum

Local nameمتحف سرسق
LocationBeirut, Lebanon

Sursock Museum, which is officially known as Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum, is a modern art and contemporary art museum in Beirut, Lebanon.

The wealthy and prominent Beirut aristocrat Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock built the private villa that now houses the museum in 1912. He decreed in his will that the villa be transformed into a museum and when he died in 1952 he bequeathed the villa to the city of Beirut. The museum opened its doors in 1961 directed by Ibrahim M. Beyhum with an exhibit of works of contemporary Lebanese artists, setting a precedent for cultural events in Beirut.

The Sursock Museum building exemplifies Lebanese architecture with its Italianate, specifically Venetian, and Ottoman architectural influences. It is one of the few remaining villas from its epoch in Beirut.

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Address George Choueri Beirut, Lebanon

Coordinates 33°53'35.978" N 35°30'58.883" E

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