The Sursock Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art is comprised of works by predominantly Lebanese artists, from the late 1800s to the early 2000s. Primarily works on canvas and paper, the collection also comprises sculptures and mixed media works. Of particular note is our collection of Lebanese art from the first half of the twentieth century, including key modern Lebanese artists such as Shafic Abboud and Amine el Bacha.
The collection is closely linked to the history and evolution of the Salon d’Automne, as artworks were often acquired by the Museum following the Salon. As such, the collection’s scope and breadth give insights into Lebanese modern art. Major Lebanese artists featured in our collection include Shafic Abboud, Etel Adnan, Assadour, Daoud Corm, Paul Guiragossian, Jean Khalife, Hussein Madi, Jamil Molaeb, Omar Onsi, and Aref el Rayess.