Art & Culture

The best in art, museums, theater, dance, opera and performances in Israel

New exhibitions at the Israel Museum
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New exhibitions at the Israel Museum

Veiled Women of the Holy Land – the phenomenon of Jewish and Muslim women covering their bodies to express religious piety and strict modesty has spread greatly in recent decades. This exhibition presents 13 sets of clothing of the various groups, accompanied by texts and photographs, dealing with the symbolic meanings of the modest clothes. 

A photographic journey to the Temple Mount
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A photographic journey to the Temple Mount

The Tower of David Museum presents a new photographic exhibition: The Mountain, a photographic journey to the Temple Mount 1839 - Until our time

Tel Avivian artisans getting back to basics and creating social change
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Tel Avivian artisans getting back to basics and creating social change

Everyone knows of recycling: downgrading old material to make something lesser. But not many are aware of its opposite, upcycling: repurposing and reclaiming old material in order to make something new and even better.

Outline Festival: Illustration & Poetics in Jerusalem
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Outline Festival: Illustration & Poetics in Jerusalem

The Outline festival for Illustration and Words deals with the close connection between illustration and the written word. In the festival you can see how illustrations and accompanying texts, often associated with children's books and magazines, can exist in a wide variety of possibilities: hand-drawn, digital, or three dimensional. Outline Festival © Pavel Shtein Over 150 illustrators, animators, poets, writers and artists from Israel, and around the world, will present their works at the festival, which will also include art tours, theatre events, music performances, spoken-word and stand-up. Outline Festival © Pavel Shtein When: July 4-12 Where: Around the city. For details: outlinejerusalem.com Outline Festival © Pavel Shtein

Design Week 2019
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Design Week 2019

Hansen's flagship project returns to a week full of events, exhibitions, installations and fascinating collaborations. About 150 designers from all over the world will present their works in more than 40 projects during International Design Week, which will operate under the concept "East" this year, and will deal with the differences between East and West from varying perspectives.

Must-see art exhibitions

Past & Present: a new exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art
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Past & Present: a new exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art

Jewelry Making: Past & Present, a new exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art, presents a thousand years of jewelry making that maintains a fascinating dialogue between cultures, religions, past and present. 

In Her Shoes
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In Her Shoes

A new exhibition in honor of 100 years of equal rights for women in Rishon LeZion

New exhibitions at the Petah Tikva Museum
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New exhibitions at the Petah Tikva Museum

This spring, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art is bursting with new and exciting exhibitions

An exciting new exhibition by Cosima Von Bonin is coming to Jaffa
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An exciting new exhibition by Cosima Von Bonin is coming to Jaffa

''Ocean and Caffeine'', a new and special exhibition by the internationally-acclaimed artist Cosima Von Bonin is coming to Jaffa's Magasin III  © Cosima Von Bonin The satellite space Magasin III Jaffa is an extension of the museum and foundation of contemporary art - MAGASIN III in Stockholm, Sweden. This spring, the space will host the German contemporary artist Cosima Von Bonin, who has previously taken part in some of the most important exhibitions in museums worldwide such as Tate Britain, The Museum of Modern Art  in New York and more. Cosima von Bonin Von Bonin is known for her large-scale, mixed-media installations that frequently incorporate textiles and oversized stuffed animals, drawing from popular and vernacular culture. Embracing an approach that incorporates both absurdity and humor, the artist explores ideas like play, improvisation, indoctrination, gender stereotypes, and fatigue. ''Ocean and Caffeine'' opens April 11, 2019. Magasin III Jaffa, 34 Oley Zion St, Jaffa

Israeli dance & theater

Summer Events at The Incubator Theater
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Summer Events at The Incubator Theater

The Incubator Theater serves as a home for an original Jerusalem work, with a special emphasis on excellence in the classic and modern acting and theater arts, and their uniqueness as a legitimate entertainment, educational, and cultural element in our digital age. 

The 2019 Batsheva Dancers Ensemble presents: "Melanin"
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The 2019 Batsheva Dancers Ensemble presents: "Melanin"

Watch the young dancers from the esteemed Batsheva Dancers Ensemble perform their end of year show “Melanin,” the product of their hard work and collaboration, at Verda Hall in the Suzanne Dellal Center. 

Puppet Theater Festival
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Puppet Theater Festival

The colorful summer event of the Train Theater returns to its 28th year with international puppet theater troupes and visual theater from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania and Slovenia. In addition, the best puppet theater for children from around the country participate as well in the festival, with new shows, musical performances, outdoor performances, a creative workshop and the landmark event: A forest of elves and fairies, an art complex, and performances for the whole family.

Jerusalem International Film Festival
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Jerusalem International Film Festival

This year's festival celebrates its 36th year and covers 10 days of cultural and artistic celebration, including more than 180 films from 60 countries around the world, in various categories: feature films, documentaries, short and experimental. 

Festival of Light
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Festival of Light

It offers a celebration of lights and colors between the alleys, walls, and impressive buildings that inhabit it. 

Top Israeli dance companies

Jerusalem Vertigo Dance Company
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Jerusalem Vertigo Dance Company

Take a journey with Vertigo Dance Company

Batsheva Dance Company
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Batsheva Dance Company

Israel’s biggest and most renowned dance company

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
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Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

A contemporary dance company born of kibbutz beauty

Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company
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Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company

A creative dance company

Yasmeen Godder Dance Company
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Yasmeen Godder Dance Company

Award winning Israeli choreographer Yasmeen Godder, solo artist and company founder

Best museums in Israel

The best Israeli art galleries
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The best Israeli art galleries

A must see list for Israeli art lovers and collectors alike

The best Jewish art galleries and museums
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The best Jewish art galleries and museums

Israeli art galleries and museums host some of the best Jewish art around

Jerusalem’s must-visit museums and Israeli art galleries
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Jerusalem’s must-visit museums and Israeli art galleries

When God gives you paint, make artwork

Israeli culture: ten performing arts centres worth a ticket
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Israeli culture: ten performing arts centres worth a ticket

Top dance companies, outstanding orchestras and encore-worthy musicals

The best museums in Israel
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The best museums in Israel

Go on a cultural field-trip to the most inspiring museums in the country

Haifa’s 9 most historically rich museums
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Haifa’s 9 most historically rich museums

Haifa's museums are as richly diverse as its inhabitants

Classical music in Israel

The Chamber Music Centre
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The Chamber Music Centre

More than a music conservatory

Netanya Kibbutz
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Netanya Kibbutz

An orchestra on a kibbutz?

The Israeli Opera - Tel Aviv
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The Israeli Opera - Tel Aviv

Consistently delivering stellar shows for over seventy years

Be´er Sheva Performing Arts Center
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Be´er Sheva Performing Arts Center

The Be´er Sheva Performing Arts center was founded in the early 1970’s by two actresses: Margalit Stander and Naomi Blumenthal. After being founded, the center suffered a rocky start, with difficulties in finding patrons and actors to take part in productions. However, the staff believed in the performing arts center and it garnered more support throughout the years. Today, it houses two of Be´er Sheva's most prominent performing arts groups; the Be´er Sheva Symphony Orchestra and the Be´er Sheva Theater. In addition to musical and theatrical productions, the performing arts center also hosts many events and conventions.

The Culture Palace (or Charles Bronfman Auditorium)
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The Culture Palace (or Charles Bronfman Auditorium)

Eighty years of musical magic at this enormous concert hall