Top Must-visit Contemporary Art Galleries in Beirut

Dana Mortada   |   03 - 05 - 2017

Agial Art Gallery

Beirut Art Center

Beirut Exhibition Center

Ayyam Gallery

Janine Rubeiz Gallery

Art on 56TH

Mark Hachem Gallery

Agial Art Gallery

Agial Art Gallery focus on modern art strictly from the Arab world, and most importantly from Lebanon. The permanent collection of Agial includes names from established artists to upcoming and emerging talents.

Beirut Art Center

Beirut Art Center (BAC) is a non-profit space dedicated to contemporary art. The aim of the venue is to help develop, present and support local and international art talent and cultural practice made to be accessible to the public.

Beirut Exhibition Center

A 1,200 square meter building located on Beirut’s Waterfront District – it is a non-profit space that was developed to provide an art museum, galleries and collectible art from across the country. It's aim is to promote Middle Eastern artists and is famous for being a collaborative venue to shine the light on the importance of contemporary art from around the region.

Ayyam Gallery

Ayyam Gallery is a leading art organisation, encouraging established and upcoming artists coming straight from the Middle East. With its programmes it constantly promotes emerging artists through the Young Collectors Auction. This gallery also gains the credits for documenting the region's global art history.

Janine Rubeiz Gallery

Galerie Janine Rubeiz follows the legacy of “Dar el Fan” in focus on modern and contemporary art in Lebanon. The gallery's mission is to make Lebanese contemporary modern art well-known internationally and within the region; and this platform is made to host the works of well-known and recognized artists and who take part of numerous fairs around the world.

Art on 56TH

Art on 56th was founded in 2012 by Noha Wadi Moharram and partners, this pioneering new art gallery is located in an old historical building on Gemmayzeh main street. Just like any other contemporary gallery its mission is to push for emerging artistic talents in Lebanon and across the Middle East displaying everything from painting, to sculpture, photography and videography.

Mark Hachem Gallery

Mark Hachem Gallery is an innovative modern space exhibiting work for artists from all over the world. The gallery has a branch in Beirut also in Paris and New York. For the past 14 years, the venue has already hosted more than 200 exhibitions internationally and is a member of the French Association of art galleries.

Calling out all art lovers who want to discover the contemporary art scene in Beirut. The Lebanese capital is famous for acting as a large gateway to the region, with various internationally famed venues and spaces that exhibit works coming straight from the Middle East, especially done by Lebanese and Arab artists. Here’s our edit for the best contemporary art galleries not to be missed if you want to see fascinating insights on modern art and culture that Lebanon has to offer.