Tel Aviv Museum of Art
A first stop on any cultural journey through the city should begin at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Located on Sha’ul HaMelech Avenue in the heart of Tel Aviv, this world-class institution houses an extensive collection of modern and contemporary Israeli and European art displayed throughout several wings. At the entrance, you can catch a glimpse of pop-art icon Roy Lichtenstein’s giant mural created especially for the museum. As part of the permanent collection, visitors can view masterpieces from major art movements, including German Expressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism. Among these are paintings by Pablo Picasso from his Blue and Late Periods, portraits by Amedeo Modigliani and Surrealist works by Joan Miró. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art also houses one of the world’s most extensive collections of Israeli art, including pieces by Igael Tumarkin, Tsibi Geva and Michal Na’aman. Don’t miss out on the eye-catching architecture of the new Herta and Paul Amir Building, which opened in 2011, adjacent to the main wing. Notable artists who have exhibited here include Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, Jeff Wall and Louise Bourgeois.