The city centre of Jerusalem is home to some of Israel’s most celebrated galleries and museums, where world-famous works of art are on permanent display and exhibitions are continually taking place.
Jerusalem is steeped in history and tradition, yet its population is as multicultural as you will find in any global city. Culture plays a significant role in Jerusalem’s heritage, as proven by the its thriving art scene.
The Jerusalem House of Quality is an independent gallery that has been promoting the work of the city’s contemporary artists for more than half a century. The gallery presents small exhibitions, each displaying unique creations crafted in glassware, ceramics and copper, among other materials. The art produced in Jerusalem House of Quality ranges from jewellery and contemporary Judaica to mosaic art. As well as organising rotating exhibitions, the gallery is also a popular venue for cultural and music events as well as lectures, when visitors can engage with the city’s arts and crafts communities while enjoying the stunning panoramic views of the Old City and the Yemin Moshe neighbourhood from the gallery’s rooftop terrace.
Art Time Gallery, which is located in the heart of Jerusalem on Shlomzion Hamalka Street, specialises in pop art. Every artist exhibiting here is encouraged to experiment with their art, which is characterised by innovative techniques and original materials. Their talents are propagated using bright, vibrant colour palettes and incorporating artistic 3D methods. The gallery is managed by Zion Ezri, a second-generation art collector, with rich experience in Israeli art and a true expert in his field. The gallery displays only work by renowned Israeli artists, but the diversity of styles appeals to a very broad sector of collectors, interior designers and pop art lovers.
The Mamuta Project at the Mamuta Art Research Center was established in 2009 by the Sela-Manca group of independent Jerusalem-based artists. The overriding goal of the project is to advance art in all of its formats and provide a framework for artists, architects and designers who want to work together in the spirit of cooperation, dialogue and technological innovation. The management team at the Mamuta Centre describes the gallery as “a centre for artistic creation and display of art”, which is made up of a number of artists’ workspaces. Each workspace is devoted to a different form of visual art, including electronics, sound and video, but also more traditional forms of art. The Mamuta Centre is located in a well-known Jerusalem landmark, Hansen House, a tall and imposing building situated in the Talbiya neighbourhood and very close to the Jerusalem Theatre.
This article is an updated version of a story created by Virág Gulyás