American Univesity of Beirut

Women Artists in Lebanon: new online exhibit on Google’s Arts and Culture Platform

​​The AUB University Libraries (UL) are proud to launch a new online exhibit on Google's Arts and Culture platform entitled “Women Artists in Lebanon".  

Lebanon has held a prominent place in the art scene since the late 1800's.   

This online exhibit portrays a brief overview about some of the most influential Lebanese female artists and their emergence.

In 1937, the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts opened, followed in 1954 by the Fine Arts Department in AUB, which gave Lebanese women the opportunity to study the arts. The exhibit is a short account of some of these women artists, and their lives. 

Although there are much more renown Lebanese women artists, the UL selected only some of them, based on a collection donated by Cesar Nammour to the library. The highlighted artists include Saloua Raouda Choucair, Etel Adnan, Helen Khal, Huguette Caland, Nadia Saikali, Laure Ghorayeb, Nada Akl, Dorothy Salhab Kazemi and Mouna Bassili Sehnaoui. 

The exhibit is accessible via this link:

Community members can also view the lists of the records and items exhibited on Google Arts and Culture via our AUB Libraries Digital Collections' page

The UL was previously designated as a coordinating entity between AUB and Google and is the first AUB unit to have created online exhibits on this platform, on the hope that other AUB departments will join soon. You can read more about the initiative here.

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