The Villa Empain is temporarily closed and reopens its doors on 24 October
with the exhibition Ekphrasis, Writing in Art.

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  • FAMILY ACTIVITY | Writing in art

    Discover the exhibition Ekphrasis, Writing in art and then express your creativity during a workshop led by our plastic guides. A unique experience, both enriching and creative. Sunday 24 November 2019, at 3 pm.

  • DANCE | Mosaic, Dance and Oriental Music

    To mark the 76th anniversary of Lebanese independence, dancer Nawal Raad delivers an unique exploration of the meeting of East and West. Friday, 22 november 2019, at 7 pm.

  • LITERARY EVENING | Edward Said, le roman de sa pensée

    Novelist and essayist Dominique Eddé evokes Edward Said, the larger-than-life Palestinian-American author, academic, literary theorist and critic. Thursday 21 november 2019, at 7 pm.

  • READING | Déplacements forcés

    To mark the opening of the exhibition ‘Abandoned Dwellings of Beirut’, the Boghossian Foundation welcomes Oliver Rohe for a reading of his text Déplacements forcés. Thursday 14 November 2019, at 6 pm.

  • PERFORMANCE | Comme de l’eau

    As part of its Ekphrasis exhibition, the Boghossian Foundation presents the performance Comme de l'Eau (Like Water,2008) by artist Taysir Batniji, a subtle, sober and delicate work that questions our political, environmental and philosophical attitudes. Sunday 3 november 2019, at 3 pm.

  • NIGHT OPENING | Friday Lates

    Every last Friday of the month, the Villa Empain is open until 9 pm. Take advantage of the first session to visit the exhibition ‘Ekphrasis’ and enjoy DJ set by Darko at the Café of the Villa. Friday 25 October, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

  • LECTURE | Are humanitarian wars justified?

    Rony Brauman, former president of Médecins sans Frontières France, questions the missions undertaken by intervention forces, commissioned by a single power or a multilateral coalition, which justify these operations in the name of morality and humanitarian urgency. Thursday 24 october 2019, at 7 pm.