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About Gibran

Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature
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Gibran Museum

In 1932, the content of Gibran's studio in New York, including his furniture, his personal belongings, his private library, his manuscripts and 440 original paintings, was transferred to his native town Bsharreh. Today, these items form the content of the Gibran museum.

GNC Annual Award

The GNC Annual Award The Gibran National Committee aims to further spread Gibran's thoughts in Lebanon and worldwide, along with introducing them to the new generation through commemoration events, literary contests and lectures.


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    Latest News

  • Unveiling Gibran’s statue at Los Angeles city - 05 December 2014
    • The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) has donated a sculpture of Gibran Khalil Gibran to the City of Los Angeles. The statue was unveiled on December 5th, 2014 at the Los Angeles Central Library.

      The sculpture is in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of Gibran’s birth in the city of Bsharri, Lebanon.  It was designed and completed by Victor Issa. it  is a hollow bronze bust sculpture entitled “Gibran Khalil Gibran” that weighs 120 lbs. measures 36”x24”x17” with an average thickness of 3/16” and attached to a 100 lbs. concrete base that measures 3 ½’x 30”x 20”.

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  • Inauguration of a new Cultural Center and a Public Garden - 23 August 2014
    • On 7838 m2 virgin land owned by the Gibran National Committee at Bsharreh, the “Jabal Al Arz” Institute that is founded by MP Sethrida Geagea has built a public garden and a cultural center. The project was funded by Mr. Carlos slim.

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  • Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet - Animated Feature Film - 29 May 2014
    • Licensed by the Gibran National Committee, Khalil Gibran’s best known fictional work The Prophet has been adapted for the big screen in a new production that will involve collaborations across many borders. In this exciting adaptation, each of the 89-year old classic’s chapters will be directed by a different award-winning filmmaker, with Roger Allers (The Lion King) responsible for the connective through-line narrative.

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