About Mansion

Mansion is a grand, beautiful villa from the 1930s situated in Zoqaq el-Blat. Abandoned during the civil war, the house with its spacious rooms, high ceilings and terraced garden has now, once again, come to life in the form of a new artistic space in central Beirut.

Since opening in 2012, Mansion has re-emerged as a multi-purpose collective space, hosting film screenings, discussions, performances and exhibitions for the public, as well as offering 10 working studios for permanent residents. A library and reading space is open for public use. There is also a guest-room welcoming short-time users, and on the second level, a large wooden floor regularly hosting dance and theatre rehearsals, performances and yoga classes.

Articles about Mansion:

Mansion: Historic Villa Reborn as Studios by Rebecca Whiting, Al Akhbar, 07/12/12   http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/14282

New Art Organizations Occupy Lebanon’s Endangered Buildings by Rayya Badran http://portal9journal.org/articles.aspx?id=105