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MACAM – Modern And Contemporary Art Museum is the first contemporary art museum in Lebanon dedicated to preserving and promoting art in the country.Our Byblos online sightseeing planner makes visiting MACAM - Modern and Contemporary Art Museum and other Byblos attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
A large factory compound on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the picturesque Adonis Valley in Alita/Byblos, has been transformed by an independent nonprofit organization into a dynamic museum.
The permanent exhibition, PANORAMA OF SCULPTURE IN LEBANON, displays 450 sculptures by eighty five renowned artists. The exhibition presents a century of sculpting in Lebanon starting from 1920 with Joseph Hoyeik, the Basbous brothers, Hussein Madi till contemporary installation art by Nada Sehnaoui, Mario Saba, Ghassan Ghazal. MACAM is a creative hub, it held in three years five art contests and three superb retrospective exhibitions.
The vast nature around the museum invites for various outdoor activities rebooting all the senses.
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The library holds the largest collection of books in Lebanon on past and present Lebanese art. Available for public use, they cover painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, and more.
RectoVerso also hosts a publishing house, Fine Arts Publishing, specialized in books on art and artists in Lebanon, and under the motto: “We Build Museums on Shelves,” has twenty-two titles.
MACAM - Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Reviews
Zwischen Beirut und Jbail/Byblos geht es in Nahr Ibrahim 7 km hoch in die Berge, durch eindrucksvolle Natur, bis Alita. Dort empfängt den Besucher das MACAM-Museum mit Skulpturen und großen Objekten i... more »Between Beirut and Jbail/Byblos, Nahr Ibrahim is 7 km up into the mountains, through impressive nature, to Alita. There, the visitor receives the MACAM Museum with sculptures and large objects outdoors before heading to the beautiful old and large former factory halls. Very impressive is the exhibition, which shows many objects of contemporary and modern art of Lebanon, sculptures, installations, objects, created from various materials, which give visitors the social, political and cultural situation of Lebanon Closer. Space is also created for children, for their artistic expression. For me, the MACAM Museum was one of the most impressive experiences of my Lebanon trip.
We went here after visiting the Jieta Grotto on the way to Byblos. It was amazing. Great art in a great location. You can wander round without lots of crowds and really appreciate what is on display. ... more »
Great place for everyone to enjoy, whether for the modern art exhibitions and installations or for the beautiful green outdoor space. Just beat in mind that it's an old factory building so in winter it's cold inside!
Modern art is expected to be simple and crazy but many pieces inside were more like children hand crafts. The are also great sculptures and decent art inside.
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