Founded by Tel Aviv’s first mayor Meir Dizengoff in 1932—years before the independence of Israel—the Museum of Art is full of history. Since then, the museum has changed locations many times and developed significantly. It is now located in the center of Tel Aviv.
The Museum Of Art is composed of four distinct departments gathering together major piece of arts from the 16th century until today. It offers masterpieces such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Pollock.
The museum is divided in three main buildings: The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, mostly for temporary exhibitions, the Main Building, and the new Herta and Paul Amir building, inaugurated a few years ago. The museum’s extended exhibition space also includes the Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden and Nata’s Garden. The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Art Education Center, offering a wide variety of art workshops, is also an integral part of the museum.
With a collection of modern art and photography, the museum is an eclectic place with a lot to offer visitors. It includes permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions and vibrant calendar of programs and activities for all audiences. These include movie screenings, lectures, workshops, classes and much more. Foodies can enjoy the museum’s fancy restaurant, where culinary lovers and hipsters meet.
If you’re an art lover who’s eager for an inspiring escape beyond time and space, this is the museum to visit.
By Laura Slakmon