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Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Modern Art of the Twentieth Century

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, in Hebrew Muzeon Tel Aviv Le’omanut, was established in 1932 in the home of the first mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff. The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art opened in 1959. The museum moved to its current location on King Saul Avenue in 1971.

 



Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art


Modern art of the Twentieth Century

The Tel Aviv Museum is one of Israel’s prime showcases for its multi-faceted contemporary culture, Israeli art with the largest collection in the world, and an impressive opportunity to enjoy the genius of the Old Masters.

This world renowned museum houses amazing collections of classical and contemporary art, specializing in Israeli Art, a sculpture garden and a youth wing.

In this museum are represented many pieces of art of famous 20th century artists covering the modern art of this period of time. It includes Fauvism, German Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Russian Constructivism, the De Stijl movement and Surrealism, French art, from the Impressionists and Post- Impressionists to the School of Paris including works of Chaim Soutine, and key works by Pablo Picasso from the Blue and Neo-Classical Period to his Late Period, and Surrealists works of Joan Miró.




Herta and Paul Amir Building at the Tel Aviv Museum

Herta and Paul Amir Building at the Tel Aviv Museum

Opened in November 2011, the new building on the western side, houses an Israeli Architecture Archive, and a new section of Photography and Visual arts.

It was designed by architect Preston Scott Cohen and it houses 18,500 square feet of gallery space over five floors. Inside are five floors, over 19,000 sq meters in size, linked by an atrium which floods the gallery and the art with light.


Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Maria Beer by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt of 1916

Maria Beer by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt of 1916


Major masterpieces

Painting Friedericke Maria Beer by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt of 1916. Untitled Improvisation V of 1914 by the Russian master Wassily Kandinsky.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, donated in 1950, includes 36 works by Abstract and Surrealist artists, including works of Jackson Pollock, William Baziotes, and Richard Pousette-Dart, and Surrealists works by Yves Tanguy, Roberto Matta, and André Masson.


Roy Lichtenstein giant two-panel mural

Roy Lichtenstein giant two-panel mural

In 1989, the American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein created a giant two-panel mural especially for the Tel Aviv Museum. It hangs in the entrance foyer.

At the entrance plaza and in an internal sculpture garden there are many sculptures displayed.

Permanently on display include the works of Cezanne, Chagall, Dali, Monet, Henri Moore, Auguste Rodin, Archipenko, Picasso, Klimt, Kadinsky.

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.


Activities for children at the Tel Aviv Museum

Activities for children at the Tel Aviv Museum

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.


Helena Rubenstein Pavilion at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Helena Rubenstein Pavilion at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

A ticket to the museum also includes entry to the Helena Rubenstein Pavilion, a space which showcases the cutting edge of the Israeli contemporary art scene. Its exhibitions include political and social messages expressed through art in a building or architectural interest.

Address

27 King Shaul Boulevard
Helena Rubenstein Pavilion: 6 Tarsat Street

Opening hours

  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 10:00-18:00
  • Tue:  10:00-21:00
  • Wed: 10:00-18:00
  • Thu:  10:00-21:00
  • Fri: 10:00-14:00
  • Sat:  10:00-18:00

 

For more information visit the website of Tel Aviv Museum of Art



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