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Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is the first art museum in Israel, founded in 1932 on the initiative of the first mayor of the city, Meir Dizengoff, who devoted most of his life to the development of the city of Tel Aviv. The museum considered it his favorite project.

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The interior space in the Hertha and Paul Amir building of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Architecture

The general space of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art includes three buildings: the Paulson Family Foundation building on Shaul Hameleh Boulevard, the Hertha and Paul Amir Building and the Elena Rubinstein Pavilion of Contemporary Art. Lola Beer Ebner's sculpture garden stretches between the buildings.

The building of the Paulson Family Foundation on Shaul Ha-Meleh Boulevard

Each of the buildings embodies an era of culture and architectural outlook: late modernism of the 1950s, brutalism of the 1970s and postmodernism of the 1990s.

Exhibition in the sculpture garden of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Permanent exhibitions of the museum

Collection of Israeli art

The Israeli Art Collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is one of the largest and most modern collections of Israeli art. Its historical scope gives us a complete picture of Israeli art.

The collection includes paintings by Reuven Rubin, Nahum Gutman, Aryeh Lubin, Siona Tagger, Moshe Castel, Pinchas Litvinovsky, Israel Paldi and others. The New Horizons group, founded in 1948 and which led Israeli art of the 1950s to landscape abstraction, is represented in the collection by Yosef Zaritsky, Yehezkel Streichman, Yehiel Krize, Yitzhak Danziger, Yehiel Shemi, Avshalom Okashi and others.

Nahum Gutman, Rest at noon, 1926

Also featured are artists from other artistic movements of the time that have gained increasing recognition in recent years, such as socialist realism, and how they struggled with issues such as the Holocaust of European Jewry or the Nakba events. They are represented, among others, in figurative paintings by Aaron Avni, Moshe Tamir, Ruth Schloss, Eliyahu Gata, Naftali Bezem, Gershon Knispel, as well as in the works of other New Horizons artists such as Marcel Janko, Yochanan Simon and Aaron. Kahana.

Arie Aroh, Agrippa Street , 1964

Mordechai Ardon is a symbolic and mystical abstraction of the Jewish-Kabbalistic trend. Gershon Knispel, but also in the works of other New Horizons artists such as Marcel Janko, Yohanan Simon and Aaron Kahana. Mordechai Ardon is a symbolic and mystical abstraction of the Jewish-Kabbalistic trend. Gershon Knispel, but also in the works of other New Horizons artists such as Marcel Janko, Yochanan Simon and Aaron Kahana. Mordechai Ardon is a symbolic and mystical abstraction of the Jewish-Kabbalistic trend.

Yochanan Simon, Saturday at the Kibbutz, 1947

Collections of Modernist art

The collection of Modernist art consists mainly of paintings and sculptures from the mid-nineteenth century to the late 1980s. The collection has been steadily replenished since 1932 thanks to private collectors, public figures and cultural figures who have made their works of art available for public viewing.

Marc Chagall, Loneliness, 1933

The collection includes impressionist and post-impressionist works by Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro and others; a selection of unique paintings by Marc Chagall; masterpieces by Gustav Klimt, Vasily Kandinsky, Alexei von Jawlensky, Kes van Dongen and Amedeo Modigliani; a selection of works by Pablo Picasso of various periods; as well as works by surrealist artists, including Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Leonora Carrington and Yves Tanguy.

Vasily Kandinsky, "Improvisation without a name V", 1914

Collections of contemporary art

The museum's contemporary art collection features works by leading artists collected over more than thirty years around the world. Here you can find unique works by artists: Elmgreen & Dragset, Peter Doig, Peter Halley, Annette Messager, Haim Steinbach, Wilhelm Sasnal, Rainer Fetting, Anish Kapoor, Ged Quinn, Anselm Kiefer, Gregor Schneider.

Anselm Kiefer, Abendland (West) , 1991 Canvas

The collection is presented in various formats, including painting, photography, sculpture, video and installations.

Annette Messager, "My Vows", 1992

Working hours

Monday - from 10:00 to 18:00

Tuesday - from 10:00 to 21:00

Wednesday - from 10:00 to 18:00

Thursday - from 10:00 to 21:00

Friday - from 10:00 to 14:00

Saturday - from 10:00 to 18:00

Sunday is a day off

Ticket price

The standard ticket is 50 shekels, children under 18 are free of charge

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March 29, 2024

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