In a city overflowing with art and history, there are always under-appreciated works to be seen and enjoyed. Having visited this Mecca for art-lovers several times in the past, I returned for another look.
When J.P. Morgan purchased part of Wakeman's library in 1909, he acquired,"the greatest body in existence of the writings of perhaps the greatest of all American authors" -- that is, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
What would you say if I told you that I was about to build a new art museum with gallery walls that could not be hung with art and a skylit exhibition space that would be used to display light-sensitive works?
The rich gold threads, the draw of silk's soft touch, and the history that brought remarkable Caucasian and Ottoman embroideries to an eastern Mediterranean hill are a must-see for visitors to Lebanon.