The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is one of Israel’s prime showcases for its multi-faceted contemporary culture, Israeli art (the largest collection in the world), and an impressive opportunity to enjoy the genius of the Old Masters.
At the museum’s expansive, airy and conveniently located downtown complex, a rich variety of works awaits. Many reflect Israel’s history, and address questions of identity and conflict.
Of particular note are the collections of modern and contemporary art, which go back to the museum’s beginnings in the 1930s. Among them are 20th century masters, including Cezanne, Chagall and Modigliani, Monet and Van Gogh.
Over 150 prints by the renowned Norwegian artist Edvard Munch is one of the largest of his collections in the world.
Photography and history buffs will enjoy the unique glass negatives of works by early Zionist photographer and illustrator, Ephraim Moshe Lilien. Alexander Archipenko, James Ensor, and Lesser Ury are also major draws, and the design and architecture exhibits are cutting edge.
In addition to its permanent and dynamic changing exhibitions, the museum’s education department runs workshops for children and adults, enrichment programs, gallery talks, and other activities. The concerts offered in the museum’s two auditoriums are fixtures of Tel Aviv’s cultural life. At the Tel Aviv Museum of Art you can take a break from ordinary sightseeing to immerse yourself in its cultural landscapes.
If you’re staying over night in Tel Aviv on a Tuesday or a Thursday, you can save the museum to savor in the evening.
For more information: http://www.tamuseum.com/