Israel’s art and culture scene has grown leaps and bounds over the past few decades, and Tel Aviv is at the heart of it all. Art can be found around every corner, from graffiti street art tours and virtual visits to public and private galleries of all sizes.
The vibrant energy of Tel Aviv is expressed all across this relatively young city, and its reputation as an artistic and cultural hub is well deserved. The streets of Tel Aviv are full of art galleries – from the cool, lofty ceilings of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art to the atmospheric, quaint boutiques in Neve Tzedek – making it hard to choose where to visit first. Here is Culture Trip’s pick of the best art galleries in Tel Aviv.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is the country’s leading art institution, attracting more than one million visitors in 2018. Its collection includes paintings by internationally renowned artists, like Van Gogh, Pissarro, Kandinsky, Chagall and Jackson Pollock. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art has curated an entire artistic experience for visitors: with exhibitions of photography, a sculpture garden, architecture and design galleries, paintings by the Old Masters as well as by celebrated modern and contemporary artists. The long, low building is itself a work of art, designed by Preston Scott Cohen to attract the eye to its various planes and facets.
When it comes to a beautiful setting, the Ilana Goor Museum might just be the best art gallery in Tel Aviv. Located in a quaint, 18th-century brick building atop a hill in Old Jaffa, the museum is an architectural gem that offers spectacular views of the sea – and the artwork doesn’t disappoint, either. Works by artist and sculptor Ilana Goor form the heart of the museum’s exhibitions. Items include furniture, jewellery, Judaica, fashion items and lighting fixtures, as well as paintings and sculptures. It’s a unique art gallery, and not to be missed.
This is an updated version of a story created by Ben Jakob.