Beirut Art Center – The Road to Peace

15Jul09

Beirut_Art_CenterThe New York Times published an article concerning the new Beirut Art Center in the Art & Design section, rarely Beyrouth is seen in such categories. Funny how we get our news out of New York. Here’s an excert of the article, and a slideshow of the center.

Along the Beyrouth River just outside of the city center is an industrial neighborhood of small warehouses and factories, car dealerships and crumbling, squat buildings that bear the scars of bullets from Lebanon’s wars. It is a place, in other words, that would be the perfect home for the art galleries of Chelsea or the meatpacking district — and, indeed, where a cultural space that would be the envy of New York has come to life.

The Beirut Art Center, a 16,000-square-foot (~1500 m²) space occupying two floors of a former factory, opened on Jan. 15 with a gala that drew a thousand people, and it has quickly emerged as a popular destination for Beyrouthis, tourists and art critics at the city’s newspapers and across Lebanon. Read full Article.

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